Saturday, July 12, 2008

Twilightfest 2008: We ♥ Vegan Vampires, too. currently has a feature about Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga, already being touted as "the next Harry Potter." The series will (tentatively) conclude with the release of book four, Breaking Dawn, in T-minus 16 days. Meyer states in the EW article that she's already working on the manuscript of the Edward-narrated companion novel Midnight Sun, but she hasn't yet decided whether or not to sell the book to her publisher.

The December 12 release date for the Twilight movie clearly feels an eternity away for "Twihards;" YouTube has both an official Twilight channel for trailers and hundreds of fan-made mini-movies. Luckily for fans thirsty for movie news, EW also has an article on the cast (including both love interests, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black) and the challenges of adapting the novel to screen.

Definitely make sure to check out the New York Times' op-ed column, "A Virginal Goth Girl." Columnist Gail Collins discusses how the Twilight saga's immense popularity reflects the books' gender politics and changing social expectations of teen girls. It seems that, like her predecessor J.K. Rowling, Stephenie Meyer has intrigued fans and critics alike.

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