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-FOUR: This show is on fire!

This week we’re discussing the brilliantly written and curated The Fire Next Time. But first…the news! And we also have a special guest in the Honeycomb Hideout—Brooklynn (Tahmeka’s daughter) drops in to give us some kid lit picks!

Articles discussed in news:

What Makes a Reader Stop Reading a Book: http://writerswrite.co.za/what-makes-readers-stop-reading-a-book 

Simone Biles Autobiography Deal: http://www.adweek.com/galleycat/simone-biles-inks-autobiography-deal-with-zondervan/124630 

Lit Spins Kickstarter: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/797728319/lit-spins-the-first-ever-book-vinyl-subscription-b?ref=project_tweet 

Five queer black female authors you need to be familiar with: http://www.theroot.com/articles/culture/2016/09/5-queer-black-female-authors-who-will-blow-your-mind-wide-open/?utm_content=bufferf2180&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer 

No, the Internet has not killed the printed book, most people still prefer them: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/09/03/business/no-the-internet-has-not-killed-the-printed-book-most-people-still-prefer-them.html?smid=nytcore-ipad-share&smprod=nytcore-ipad&_r=0

St. Martin’s Press Acquires New Nick Cannon Novel: https://blackpageturners.com/2016/09/12/between-the-lines-st-martins-press-acquires-new-nick-cannon-novel/

Brooklynn’s picks:

Roller Girl - Victoria Jameson

Pack of Dorks - Beth Vrabel

The Missing Pieces of Me -  Jean Van Leeuwin

Who is Malala Yousafazi? - Dinah Brown

Brown Girl Dreaming - Jacqueline Woodson