All About That Book, ‘Bout That Book (No Movie!)

old-books-11281939505MsrnIf I were savvier (read: younger), I’d know how to set this to music, maybe make a snazzy video that would set the internet on fire (hey, a girl can dream). But I’m not, so I had to settle for amusing myself with changing the lyrics to Meghan Trainor’s beloved “All About That Bass” (which I adore) to something that we writers and book lovers might hopefully adore.

“All About That Book”

Because you know I’m all about the book
‘Bout the book, no movie
I’m all about the book
‘Bout the book, no movie
I’m all about that book
‘Bout that book, no movie
I’m all about the book.
‘Bout that book.

Yeah, it’s pretty clear, I got reading to do
Got one big TBR list
Paperbacks; Kindle, too.
‘Cause I bought that bestseller that all the moms chase,
and all the hardbacks from sci fi to YA.

We see those screenwriters trying to change the plot
we know those lines ain’t real
come on now make it stop
We want the complex story, no perfect cast
Cause every word of you is perfect
from the first page to the last

Yeah, my mama she told me, “Don’t read that without a light”
She said, “You’ll hurt your eyes if you read in the dark at night.”
You know I won’t be at any stupid midnight premiere
So if that’s what you’re into, then go now; I’ll read right here

Because you know I’m all about that book
‘Bout that book, no movie
I’m all about the book
‘Bout the book, no movie
I’m all about that book
‘Bout that book, no movie
I’m all about the book.
‘Bout that book.

I’m bringing reading back
Go ahead and tell them ticket sellers that
The big screen renders complex stories flat
But I’m here to tell ya
Every word of you is perfect from the first page to the last

Yeah, my mama she told me, “Don’t read that without a light”
She says, “You’ll hurt your eyes if you read in the dark at night.”
You know I won’t be at any stupid midnight premiere
So if that’s what you’re into then go now; I’ll read right here

Because you know I’m all about the book
‘Bout the book, no movie
I’m all about the book
‘Bout the book, no movie
I’m all about that book
‘Bout that book, no movie
I’m all about the book.
‘Bout that book.

Because you know I’m all about the book
‘Bout the book, no movie
I’m all about the book
‘Bout the book, no movie
I’m all about that book
‘Bout that book, no movie
I’m all about the book.
‘Bout that book.

Because you know I’m
All about that book
‘Bout that book, no movie
I’m all about that book
‘Bout that book, no movie
I’m all about that book
‘Bout that book, no movie
I’m all about that book
‘Bout that book
‘Bout that book, ’bout that book
Hey, hey, ooh
You know you like that book!

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