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?

Introducing Wednesday Word Tip

So a week and a half ago, I wrote a post on Blogging: What’s the Point? And then I skipped a post on Sunday. Which might have looked like I was backing away from blogging, but honestly, I just flat-out missed it.

Yet I have been thinking more and more about my blog and what I want to offer. So without further adieu, I’m giving this a shot!

Wednesday Word Tip

For a long time on my blog, I had Wednesday Words and then Amazing Word Wednesdays in which I gave grammar tips, explored words and phrases, and tried to make the hodgepodge language of American English semi-understandable. I’ve had a few people wistfully refer to those posts, with almost a nudge-nudge in their comments. And I appreciate that! I guess it means I was doing something right.

In the interest of time and to reach more people, I’ve decided to try out a Wednesday Word Tip — which will be a quick video with a vocabulary word, a phrase, or a grammar usage highlighted and explained. It could also be a book-related video. We’ll just see how this goes…

And I’m still working on A Round of Words in 80 Days! Here’s my weekly update.

ROW80 Update

We’re supposed to be all wrapped up by tomorrow, but I will probably need until the end of the week to feel really good about things.

1. Finish editing Sharing Hunter, young adult contemporary novelSo. Very. Close. My read-through showed a few issues, but nothing that stopped me cold. I’m tweaking now and super-excited about this story!

2. Edit, polish, and release two more short stories in my Paranormal Playground series. So let’s just move this goal to the next round, shall we? 😉

3. Read 12 books. Read Sass and Serendipity by Jennifer Ziegler and Unleashed by Rachel Lacey. That makes 13 books for the round!

4. Attend RWA Conference and Day of YA in San Antonio and follow-up as needed. Just about done. A thread or two still dangling, but I can tie it all up pretty easily.

What do you think of videos and vlogging? What word tips would you like me to cover? And how was your week?