Do you think reading a book is more challenging than watching television?
Well, urmmm, I'd say that reading a book is more challenging than simply watching a movie. Mainly because it requires a lot more time and effort to read a novel than it does to simply sit back and watch a movie.
Is it more rewarding?
Hmm, I guess it is more rewarding too, possibly due to the fact that you have to use your imagination to bring the story to life in your head. You can re-create the whole script in your minds eye and get closer to the characters, I believe. And obviously, you get to see your progress through the reducing number of pages left in the book. Finishing a substantial book can definitely provide a sense of satisfaction that a movie cannot easily replicate.
How easy do you think it is easy to adapt books to television?
Errr, well, I think there are probably a lot of constraints placed on the film producer that an author simply does not have to deal with. For example, there will be time considerations to think about, some books are extraordinarily long so a director may need to skip large sections of the novel out in order to make it fit into a 2 hour film. Also, it would depend on the budget available as well, especially for things like special effects. It costs nothing for an author to write about an explosion, earthquake or space travel, however, unfortunately duplicating that realistically in a movie may cost hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Do you think books are always better than the adaptations?
To be honest, I feel that the books are usually better than their movie version. There are two main reasons for this, firstly people tend to always read the book first and possibly ...you know...develop fond memories of it. The movie then comes out and rarely lives up to the expectations they had for it.
And secondly, the real beauty of books is that they give the reader freedom to run riot in their minds in a way a movie can never do. In fact, A movie takes this element out of the equation altogether.