Monday, May 11, 2009

Twilight Stuff

So obviously everyone knows about Twilight and all the merchandise that unfortunately accompanies it. Every other day there's some new Special Edition Twilight coming out. Well, I found two Twilight things that were actually pretty interesting:

Twilite: A Parody by Steve Jenner

Love between a teenage girl and a vampire can be a beautiful thing. Then again, it can get a little ugly. Just ask Stella Crow. Stella is a clumsy but otherwise ordinary girl whose life takes a radical turn the moment she meets Edweird. Though perfect on the outside, Edweird Sullen is remarkably unrefined on the inside. He also happens to be a one hundred year old vampire, trapped in the body of a teenage boy, who has yet to finish high school. Nonetheless, Stella is unconditionally smitten with him. But not everything is rosy in this gloomiest of towns. Edweird's enemies have sworn to put a tragic end to their romance. Against all odds, the bond between Stella and Edweird is nearly strong enough for their love to survive. Most love stories between an impossibly handsome vampire and an ungainly young woman have a magical ending. This one - not so much.

If you want to know more, click here. There are some excerpts that made me laugh so hard. I can't wait to get a copy of this book.

Defining Twilight: Vocabulary Workbook for Unlocking the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT by Brian Leaf

Can you resist the allure of Edward’s myriad charms—his ocher eyes and tousled hair, the cadence of his speech, his chiseled alabaster skin, and his gratuitous charm? Will you hunt surreptitiously and tolerate the ceaseless deluge in Forks to evade the sun and uphold the facade? Join Edward and Bella as you learn more than 600 vocabulary words to improve your score on the *SAT, ACT®, GED®, and SSAT® exams!

Use this workbook side-by-side with your own copy of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight!
• Each chapter of the workbook gives you eight words taken from Twilight, with page references for you to read the words in the context of your favorite novel
• Define the words on your own before turning back to the workbook for their actual definitions
• At the end of each section you’ll take SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT drills and quizzes to review and integrate what you’ve learned
• Plus, you’ll learn synonyms, Latin word parts, and memorization tools throughout the workbook

I actually think this is a pretty good idea. I know Stephenie Meyer might not be the best writer, but she does use some good vocabulary. Now you won't fall asleep while studying for the SAT's. For more information, click here.


Taren said...

I'm still waiting for Twilight brand condoms -they sparkle when they break.

prophecygirl said...

lol Taren!

I bet the parody is hilarious - I might have to get a copy!

Anonymous said...

Haha Taren! I love it.

Donna said...

OMFG, must . . . get . . . TwiLite

Bookworm said...

Haha I'm loving the TwiLite cover....

Anonymous said...

You know you've hit it big when people make fun of your novel...and they make money off it.

Hillary said...

OMG My friend's birthday is soon and I'm definitely buying her TwiLite as a gift!!! She's uber obsessed (she rereads it every 2 weeks.) so I'm sure she'll appreciate it!

Thanks for posting this!!

Ink Mage said...

I was reading some of the excerpts and oh my gosh *finishes gasping with laughter* I think I might have to read this. I love when Edweird hauls Stella onto his back and runs into trees and what they think is a water buffalo.