Better Than The Movie

...because the book normally is!

Better Than The Movie is a podcast for people who love reading diversely, books, book news, and issues related to literacy and popular culture. Our goal is to review and discuss book themes with passion and an open mind. We want to encourage our readers to look beyond the best sellers lists and  discover new voices and stories. 

We are The Readers, the people who the publishing world should be catering to, but oftentimes  don't . We are smart. We are funny. We are sometimes a little snarky. And we always, ALWAYS, think that the book is better than the movie

 

EPISODE FORTY-EIGHT: ALL of the News

We're back, you guys! Did you miss us? This week we're talking about alllllllll of the news stories we've missed while on hiatus. Ok not all of them, but a lot of em. All articles discussed below:

15 Books By Black Authors To Dive Into This Summer

http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/06/15-new-books-by-black-authors-to-dive-into-this-summer/

Bobby Brown Every Little Step I Take

http://www.usatoday.com/story/life/music/2016/06/10/bobby-brown-laments-his-mistakes-whitney-bobbi-kristina-memoir/85707484/

LitHub Launches Book Marks

http://electricliterature.com/lit-hub-launches-book-marks-a-rotten-tomatoes-for-books/

Does Literary Criticism Have A Grade Inflation Problem?

https://newrepublic.com/article/134060/literary-criticism-grade-inflation-problem

Akosua Adoma Owusu Options Film Rights to Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche’s “On Monday Of Last Week”

http://shadowandact.com/2016/06/09/akosua-adoma-owusu-and-obibini-pictures-options-film-adaptation-rights-for-chimamanda-ngozi-adichies-story-on-monday-of-last-week/

Kickstarter link: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/akosuadoma/on-monday-of-last-week-the-movie

Trisha R. Thomas (FOH episode) Has A New Book Coming

https://www.instagram.com/p/BGPvQL3uotQ/

Beyonce Is Not Shining A Light On African Literature- It’s The Other Way Around

https://www.theguardian.com/books/booksblog/2016/jun/08/beyonce-lemonade-african-literature-warsan-shire?CMP=twt_books_b-gdnbooks