Why I'm Not Watching The Hobbit movie
Pretty simple. It's such a powerfully well-written book that for me, a movie will just throw lesser images in my mind. That's the power of reading, really, that you can imagine characters and settings that are highly particularized, and perhaps even grander, than a mere movie can do.
The movie would wreck it for me.
To Praise, To Bless, To Preach--the Dominican Order