Monthly Archives: January 2016

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 39 – Bests & Worsts of 2015 (Part 2, Adult and Graphic Novels)

Tune in to our Bests & Worsts of 2015 episodes to hear us discuss these titles and read excerpts from our favorites and least favorites! Please note:

  • We counted things that we read in 2015, regardless of publication year.
  • We didn’t count anything that we read specifically for this podcast, so our worst books are aside from those.
  • For that reason, we picked top 5 favorites and only 1 least favorite–we have this whole podcast to talk about bad books, so for these episodes we’re choosing to focus on the positive!
  • Some of our “worsts” are really just “least best.” Listen to the podcast to hear more detail!

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