Definitely novels. Movies are great fun, but they rarely capture my attention for long. In my humble opinion, the entrancing world of imagination stimulated by good literature is as close to real magic as anything will ever get.
Novels give me more imagination,as I draw upon the descriptons given by the author. Movies give me a visual impact that I like, but feel i cannot compete with, or perhaps I'm too proud to borrow from. Perhaps I have a bad attitude I hope not. xx
Think "Eragon": movie vs. book. Think "Harry Potter": movie vs. book. Don't get me wrong, I LOVE movies. I loved "The Lord of the Rings", "Avatar", :The Princess and the Frog", "Beauty and the Beast", "The Lion King", and "Atlantis: the Lost Empire". But Books have a way of conveying stories in a way that movies simply cannot. One series of books I loved is half adventure, half spiritual, and a large helping of the supernatural involve three books called "City of the Beasts", "Kingdom of the Golden Dragon", and "Forest of the Pygmies". For High Fantasy, I love R.A. Salvatore's "Forgotten Realms" books. As for Science Fiction, I loved "The Dragonriders of Pern".
As a writer I'm drawn more to books than movies, let's the imagination fly more. Besides, lately there hasn't been any movie out that I've really wanted to see. They all seem to gory or cheesy to me lately.
If I want a horror I'm the kind that loves the mind games before the slashings okay?