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Episode 82 – Breaking Dawn

Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer

 

It’s been three years since our very first episode, when Carrie read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer with us! (And two years since we read New Moon and one year since we read Eclipse!) We’re back to play the Worst Bestsellers drinking game and drunkenly discuss the final book in the saga, Breaking Dawn. It’s a book with something for everyone–a wedding, a horrifyingly graphic birth scene, a baby, a werewolf pack schism, and a vampire named Renata. Thanks to all our Best Listeners for three great years of terrible books!

Readers advisoryTwilight

New Moon

Eclipse

Footnotes:  Bonus Episode – Twilight Movies (Patreon patrons only)

Iron Wine – “Flightless Bird, American Mouth” (Breaking Dawn wedding song)

We Might Be Getting More ‘Hunger Games’ and ‘Twilight’ Movies

Great Comet’s Creator Still Can’t Believe How His Show Ended

Renata Batteries

How Did This Get Made? #27 – Breaking Dawn Part 1

How Did This Get Made? #50 – Breaking Dawn Part 2

Worst Bestsellers Drinking Game

Candy pairing:  Carrie says Lik-M-Aid, Kait says Jordan almonds, Renata says Doritos.

Coming up next: Handbook for Mortals by Lani Sarem.

 

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Episode 58 – Eclipse

Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer

It’s been two years since our very first episode, when Caroline of Fantastic Fangirls read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer with us! (And one year since we read New Moon!) And now we’ve added Danielle to our crew to play the Worst Bestsellers drinking game discuss the third book in the saga, Eclipse. Even though not that much happens in this book, and there are barely any Civil War vampire scenes, we couldn’t stop talking about it, and we hope you enjoy listening to it! Thanks to all our Best Listeners for two great years!

Readers advisory: Twilight

New Moon

Eclipse

Special note: We’ve launched our Patreon! Please check it out for information on how to support us.

Footnotes: Another Look at Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight

American Indians in Children’s Literature on Twilight

Sucking The Quileute Dry

Truth Versus Twilight

Running With The Wolves: A Racialicious Reading of Twilight

Worst Bestsellers Drinking Game

Candy pairing:  Caroline says Nerds, Danielle says Pop Tarts, Kait says Mike and Ikes, Renata says Twizzlers.

Coming up next: A is for Alibi by Sue Grafton.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 58 – Eclipse

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth! See also: our readers advisory for Twilight and our readers advisory for New Moon.

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Episode 40 – Twilight Life and Death

Twilight Life and Death by Stephenie Meyer

For this special episode, Kait, Renata, and their guests Amy (of Join the Girl Gang and Panels), Caroline (of Fantastic Fangirls and Panels), and Samuel (a dazzling youth) all read Twilight Life and Death, the 10th anniversary, gender-swapped edition of Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. We broke down what we liked about the gender swapped version (Julie of the Werewolves) and what we didn’t (Jeremy is a real downgrade from Jessica) and attempted to unpack teenage sexuality in the world of the Twilight saga. Most importantly: Stephenie Meyer played The Rock, Paper, Snikt with us.

Spoiler warning: In this episode we briefly discussed Star Wars: The Force Awakens, just in case you haven’t seen it yet and are still concerned about spoilers.

Readers advisory: Twilight

New Moon

Footnotes: Twilight vs. Life and Death: A sexy vampire glossary

Fangirl’s Guide to the Galaxy review

Twife or Death

36 Ways Twilight changes when the genders are reversed

Twilight Wiki: Sulpicia

Twilight Wiki: Life and Death to Twilight Book Differences

Storytellers: New Voices of the Twilight Saga

Fanfiction 101

Coming up next: Gerald’s Game by Stephen King.

 

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Episode 31 – New Moon

New Moon by Stephanie Meyer

It’s been one year since our very first episode, when Caroline of Fantastic Fangirls read Twilight by Stephenie Meyer with us! To celebrate, we decided to return to the scene of the crime and read New Moon, the next book in the Twilight saga. Also, we decided to drink heavily while we talked about it. We crowdsourced a Worst Bestsellers drinking game and played it as we recorded. It turns out that if you drink every time one of us says “literally,” you’ll get pretty drunk! We hope you enjoy listening to this extra-long special episode as much as we enjoyed recording it, but that’s honestly probably impossible. Thanks for listening to us this year! We hope to continue reading stuff so you don’t have to for years to come.

Readers advisory: Here.

Footnotes: Another Look at Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight

American Indians in Children’s Literature on Twilight

Sucking The Quileute Dry

Truth Versus Twilight

Running With The Wolves: A Racialicious Reading of Twilight

New Moon and the Joys of Face Punch

The Vamp Sex Toy (NSFW)

Worst Bestsellers Drinking Game

Forever Young Adult’s New Moon Drinking Game

Candy pairing:  Caroline says giant Reese’s peanut butter cups, Kait says Mr. Goodbar, Renata says Dove Promises.

Coming up next: Dino Park After Dark by Christie Sims & Alara Branwen.

Special note: We’re having a Twilight movie tweet-along on 7pm (EST) the evening of October 4th. It’s currently streaming on Netflix. We hope you’ll join us with #TwiWorst ! Netflix took down the Twilight movie on October 1st, so we’ll be livetweeting the documentary TWILIGHT IN VOLTERRA instead.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 31 – New Moon

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading New Moon by Stephenie Meyer. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth! See also: our readers advisory for Twilight.

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Happy Valentine’s Day from Worst Bestsellers!

We love you, Best Listeners!

Please enjoy these romantic tributes to some of our favorite episodes. Share them with your friends and cats! And tune in on Monday, February 16th for our long-awaited Fifty Shades of Grey episode!

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Episode 01 – Twilight

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Welcome to the very first episode of Worst Bestsellers! Kait, Renata, and their special guest Caroline from Fantastic Fangirls, talk about Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Listen now to hear about nutritive power of tofu, the untapped potential for a vampire sports network, and Bella Swan’s undiagnosed inner ear condition. Plus: dazzling dramatic readings.

Readers advisory: Here.

Candy pairing: Caroline and Kait say Twilight Conversation Hearts, Renata says Dark Side Skittles.

Coming up next: Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer by John Grisham.

 

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Readers Advisory: Episode 01 – Twilight

Here’s what we suggest instead of/in addition to reading Twilight by Stephenie Meyer. Listen to the podcast to hear us talk about some of these titles in more depth!

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