All About That Book (Not the Movie)

Today’s Wednesday Word Tip features books, music, and humor — three of my favorite things. I’ve written before about why the book is almost always better than the movie, but here I sing about why you should prioritize the written word over the screen version.

Hope you enjoy!

Here are the revamped lyrics:

Because you know
I’m all about that book
‘Bout that book, not the movie
I’m all about that book
‘Bout that book, not the movie
I’m all about that book
‘Bout that book, not the movie
I’m all about that book
‘Bout that book

Yeah, it’s pretty clear that I’m a bookworm
I like to read it, read it
Back in my bedroom
My heart goes boom boom when the novel’s really aces
With all the right words in all the right places

I see a bookstore and I start to drool
The library too, even the one at school
My tablet’s full of books that I’ve amassed
‘Cause every page of you is worth it from the first word to the last

Yeah, my mama she told me the novel’s the best place to start
If you want to engage your imagination and your heart
Sometimes the movie leaves out your favorite character or part
So if you want the whole story, girl, get your library card

Because you know I’m
All about that book
‘Bout that book, not the movie
I’m all about that book
‘Bout that book, not the movie
I’m all about that book
‘Bout that book, not the movie
I’m all about that book
‘Bout that book
Hey!

I’m bringing reading back
Didn’t go anywhere, and you know that’s a fact
Some of us like to get lost in the stacks
And I’m here to tell ya
Every page of you is worth it from the first word to the last

My mama she told me the novel’s the best place to start
If you want to engage your imagination and your heart
Sometimes the movie leaves out your favorite character or part
So if you want the whole story, girl, get your library card

Because you know I’m
All about that book
‘Bout that book, not the movie
I’m all about that book
‘Bout that book, not the movie
I’m all about that book
‘Bout that book, not the movie
I’m all about that book
‘Bout that book

Do you enjoy the book better than the movie? What are some examples?

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7 thoughts on “All About That Book (Not the Movie)

  1. I love this, Julie! You are amazing. I’d never have the guts to sing on a video, but I don’t have the nice singing voice you have, LOL. 😉 Great job! (and I’m with ya on Robert Downey, Jr.).

  2. LOVE! The Robert Downy Jr. sticky note was awesome. 🙂
    Mal and I have been working on a parody song too… hoping to have it finished at the end of October. 🙂

  3. I hope it goes viral! When does the album come out?

    I’m all about the book – unless I’m all about the movie. That’s how I roll. Some things just need those good visuals and graphics and explosions and nakedness. I do read way more than I watch movies – so there’s that.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

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