On The Shannara Chronicles. I started to watch this new series on MTV, which is loosely based on Terry Brooks' novel The Elfstones of Shannara, but I kept getting distracted (and a little annoyed) by all the ways in which the series differs from the book. I was twelve when I first read this novel; and I loved it even though the ending broke my heart. It was the first time a book ever made me cry. Sadly, the TV series doesn't have quite the same effect. So in the end, I turned the TV off and reached for the book instead. And for 500 pages I was once again happily ensconced in the magical world of Shannara and the adventures of Allanon and the Elves, Wil Ohmsford and Amberle Elessedil.
Moral of the story: the book is always better.