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 FIFTY-THREE: Mile High

 

We're coming to you live from Rocky Mountain High on this episode. WE visited a few of the local Denver bookstores and discuss our thoughts about them. This week we’re also tackling the complicated feelings that come along with wanting to support indie booksellers, but ultimately succumbing to the low low prices of The Man (aka Amazon) along with our usual assessment of lit news and other minutiae. 

Articles discussed in news section below:

Stop telling black people not to self publish: http://justinaireland.com/dammit-this-is-a-blog/2016/8/17/stop-telling-black-people-to-self-publish

Save Langston Hughes’ Harlem Home: http://money.cnn.com/2016/08/19/news/economy/langston-hughes-harlem-home/index.html?sr=twCNN081916langston-hughes-harlem-home1248PMStoryLink&linkId=27831546

Publisher delays YA novel amid row over invented black 'street dialect': https://www.theguardian.com/books/2016/aug/16/delays-ya-row-over-invented-black-vernacular-when-we-was-fierce

What Pres. Obama is reading this summer: http://time.com/4450367/president-obama-summer-reading-list-2016/?xid=tcoshare