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Monday, July 4, 2011

Mondays Bite! Twilight Re-Read Along Chapters 1-5

I have been wanting to re-read Twilight and this is the perfect opportunity! If you’d like to re-read along too, you can get more details and sign up here. This is one of my favorite books and look forward to reading it again. I will have to spend this week catching up with the other bloggers. :) 

Questions for Chapters 1-5

1. Have you ever had to start over in a new place, like Bella did in Forks? This new place could be a job, school, or town. How easy or difficult was this for you?

Yes, first in grade school when I went from a private school to homeschooling and then to a public school. I had lots of different kinds of friends and even lost some in the end going back and forth. Next was moving to Argentina for college, talk about feeling out of place! But it was only for a year and I knew I was coming home. The biggest change has been since I was married six years ago and we have moved twice. Both times we moved further from my family and each time I feel like I'm starting over. It has been hard leaving friends behind and trying to find a group to fit into and make new friends.

2. Do you picture the actors from the movie as the characters in the book?

Some yes- Jacob, Billy, Charlie, Esme, Carlisle, Alice, Emmett, Rosalie, Mike and Jessica.
Some no- Bella (I see me! he he), Edward (in some ways yes), Jasper and Eric.
A lot of scenes I like to picture things the way I want and not the way the movie does. 

3. What are your first thoughts on meeting Edward in Bella’s Biology class? At first he was annoyed by her presence, but then after a week away he returns & finds him self very interested in her. Do you think this helped or hindered the storyline?

I think like Bella, confused. I think it helps the storyline, it shows Edward is conflicted. He wants to get to know her but also wants to protect her from himself. 

4. Out of the secondary characters Bella meets at school, who is your favorite and why? (I am referring to the humans, not the vampires in this question)

I will have to say Angela, she is more of a friend to Bella.

5. There is a lot of dialogue between Edward and Bella in these first few chapters that I feel played a major role in developing their relationship. What are some of your favorite quotes? or moments? 

Ah, so many!
Edward- "It would be more...prudent for you to not be my friend," he explained. "But I'm tired of tying to stay away from you, Bella." I feel this was a turning point where Edward decides to give them a chance and "let the chips fall where they may."

Had to laugh when they were talking about Bella's gas mileage. Bella- "I don't see how that is any of your business." Stupid, shiny Volvo owner.

I also love chapter 5, with the blood typing. I see a soft side of Edward and how he is starting to care for Bella.


  1. i didn't notice that about the soft side showing through until a couple rereaders mentioned it! insightful of you. :)

  2. I loved that first quote with the, "I'm tired of trying to stay away from you." Gives me the chills every time! :)