Skelington prefers it to television, for the situations and scenery are never in complete detail, leaving that part open for Skelington's interpretation around what is happening in the book. And the stories in general tend to be absolutely fantastic. He spends years thinking about things read in the past(i.e. still does he marvel over things such as Frankenstein and Paradise Lost and A Clockwork Orange and such).
He would also never use one of those internet book whatnots. Has to be in book/scroll form.
And after reading the thread, Skelington must agree with and add the effect of getting into the psychology of the character. There is just so much more deeper into Frankenstein's monster(as an example) than the book can portray.