Thursday, October 29, 2009

The only post you'll ever see me write about Twilight

I haven't read the books. I haven't seen the movie. I'm not-so-much a fan of the vampire genre. But I jumped on the chance to check this out because I thought that YOU, my readers, might want to know about this book.

Brian Leaf is an educator that has written many SAT and ACT study guides. I think that this one must surely be the coolest. defining Twilight is a vocabulary workbook for those studying for the SAT, ACT, GED, and SSAT tests. Can there be anything better for an Edward-loving teen that really should be studying but won't put down the latest? Here's how it works: On the first page of each chapter it gives you vocabulary words and corresponding page numbers. You then go to that page and read the text and try to guess the meaning. The rest of the chapter gives you the meaning as well as sample synonyms, analogies, and sentence completion questions, then at the end of each group of chapters there are sample quizzes. I'm guessing that my Headless Girl might have actually studied for these tests had this been available when she was taking them. My HB#1 flipped through this and thought it was really cool too-he's great at vocabulary and even at 9 thought that the concept sounded fun. (I might be tempted to keep my sample if he was anywhere old enough to read Twilight, but he's not.)

Here's what all of this means for you: Since I won't be needing a SAT workbook in the near future, I'll be offering this copy to my readers, similar to my other 'click for clutter' posts. Do you have a daughter or niece that you think would like to have this book? Let me know in the comments. If I get any more than 1 comment I'll use to choose who I will pass this on to. My copy only has a few fingerprints on it, so it's practically new.

Thanks, Brian, for sending this to me to review! Brian is also offering some free SAT/ACT help through this link as well where you can sample what he does.

(Disclosures: I was given this book to review. It's value is under $10, new. I am sending it to a reader at my own expense. I was not paid to write my opinion. The above Amazon link is to my Amazon Associates page and if you order this book, or anything else, from that link I will get a few pennies. Which would be cool for me, but you should know that upfront.)

I have closed comments on this post so I can choose a winner. Thanks for entering!

Congratulations to Carmen, Mom to the Screaming Masses for winning this book for her daughter!

Headless Mom


ShannanB said...

I too am intimidated by risotto. I see it on top chef all the time and want to try it. This recipe sounds my speed!

Keetha Broyles said...

I am not a vampire genre fan either - - - but Fisherhubby read ALL of that particular series, plus a bunch of OTHER series which were FAR more "vampirish" than those. YUCK.

One of his book titles was so nasty (You know, like "Here, Let Me Suck Every Drop Of Your Blood Until You Turn Lily White and Die") that I wouldn't even return it to the library for him lest someone see me and think it was MINE.

AmazingGreis said...

I'm not a big vampire genre person either. A friend talked me into reading Twilight, and I read the entire series in 2 weeks. They're great. You should try reading it. LOL

Just Breathe said...

Sounds like an awesome study book.
I too am not a Twilight fan but my nieces all love it. I have been told that they are a great read, very romantic, not at all what you would have expected.

Keetha Broyles said...

Headless, I just posted a PERSONAL message for you on my blog.

Personal for you, public for all my blog fans. Hehehehehehehe

There are so many of them you know - - - -

Blog fans, that is.

Bobbie said...

My freshman niece WOULD NOT READ until the Twilight series came out. She's now finally reading the Harry Potter series. Who knows what's next.

My sister shares her passion. I admit to reading the first book, but I've been about 20 pages into the second (New Moon?) for over six months...

Carmen said...

I am not a Twilight fan AT ALL, but Allegra is.

Thanks for the chance. You rock. xoxoxo

Liz@thisfullhouse said...

Am I too late for this one? My oldest is a HUGE Twilight fan (okay, me too) and is a sophomore in HS, so, yeah, we could use this.