I like both, although I would rather see the film before I read the book so I won't get preconceived notions going into the theater. Later when I read the book I often find parts that weren't in the film, it's always an interesting surprise. Then there are books that never seem to make it to the big screen, but I enjoy the journey. I like supernatural books, it feeds my imagination. I also take the time to read the books my kids are excited about so I can understand what they are so enthusiastic about. It makes for endless nights of discussions on plot and character development and differing opinions. It helps me connect to my kids in a special way.