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Monday, July 18, 2011

Mondays Bite! Twilight Re-Read Along: Chapters 11-15

Discussion questions for chapters 11-15

1. Do you think the name "Twilight" for this book is fitting with the story? Do you think a better name could have been chosen? What about the series and the names as a whole?
I never thought about the title before, but after reading this question a scene in chapter 11 comes to mind: 
"It's twilight, " Edward murmured, looking at the western horizon, obscured as it was with clouds. His voice was thoughtful, as if his mind were somewhere far away. I started at him as he gazed unseeingly out the windshield.  I was still staring when his eyes suddenly shifted back to mine. "It's the safest time of day for us," he said, answering the unspoken question in my eyes. "The easiest time. But also the saddest, in a way . . . the end of another day, the return of the night. Darkness is so predictable, don't you think?" He smiled wistfully.
(The scene in Port Angeles also appears to happen at twilight, along with the last scene of the book)

As far as this book goes by itself,  I look at Edward's comment about twilight being the end of another day and see by Bella meeting Edward, it closes a chapter of her life and starts another.
I feel the names of the series as a whole are very fitting!

2. On this re-read, what’s your favorite part of the book? Is it the vampires, setting, plot, characters, Edward, or something else?
I would have to say Edward! Always Edward! I like that he is a vampire who reads minds and I love his relationship with Bella. These chapters are some of my favorite, where they take there relationship to the next level: the getting to know each other, the meadow, their touching, first kiss, the first night he stays with her, meeting the family and playing the song he wrote for her. I could go on and on! Twilight is one of my favorite books!

3. Edward shows his stalkerish/controlling tendencies during these chapters for the first time (at least Bella is aware), did this bother you the first time you read Twilight? Does it bother you now that you’re re-reading it? Should Bella be more worried about it?
It is very hard for me to remember how I felt the first time I read Twilight besides reading it fast and being unable to put it down. With this question I find myself thinking of Midnight Sun, yes I read it. :) It really is the other side of the story so I see Edward's stalking as being curious. He has had many chances to take Bella's blood and he has already decided not to.
I have felt that Bella needs to realize a little more what Edward is capable of .
On page 141- I opened the window - surprised when it opened silently, without sticking, not having opened it in who knows how many years- and sucked in the relatively dry air.
In Midnight Sun, you see Edward is the cause for the window not sticking, due to his nightly visits and watching her sleep. It is a little creepy that he has been so close, watching, without her having any idea.   

4. Do you find yourself, during or after reading another paranormal/supernatural book, comparing it to Twilight? If you do, why do you think that is? Is it because it’s popular or because it’s just a book that makes an impact?
This book has defiantly made an impact on me, it was this book that introduced me to the paranormal world! I do find myself comparing vampires, it seems in every paranormal book they are different. I do sometimes find myself wishing the Twilight vampires did not kill the humans when taking their blood, and that the bite would be a bonding with ones mate. But I guess that would change the story too much and take the part of the risk factor away from Edward.   

5. Bella is introduced to the Cullen Family in chapter 15, who is your favorite Cullen and why?
Besides Edward, right?! They are all so different, you like each one for a different reason. Alice for her acceptance and caring nature, Carlisle is too kind and pure to be "a monster", Emmett for his easy to-get-along-with, teasing nature, Jasper for encouraging Bella, helping make things easy for her and loving Alice, and Esme for her kind, motherly nature.


  1. Great answers!! Your so right, I think its creepy to have someone watch a person sleep!! I loved all the Cullens...I forget how much better there characters are in the book, due to the movie dropping the bomb on making them all dorky sidekicks...;)

  2. I guess it shows you there isn't much to do in small towns. I love all the newness in their relationship & kudos to Bella for wanting to kiss his lips off the 1st time. I don't think I could have been so calm all those moments Edward is testing is limits. It drove me crazy, which is probably why it is so good. My version would gave went from Twilight to Breaking Dawn in one book. Stop by if you get a chance
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  3. I agree about liking the Cullens all for different reasons...I couldn't choose a favorite!


  4. I like your answer about the Cullens! They all have something likeable about them...Well, maybe not Rosalie. :)

  5. Twilight introduced me to the paranormal world as well. I'm glad for that :)

  6. I picked questions #1 because of what Edward said! :)

    Edward is popular for #2 :) :) :)

  7. i too read this super duper fast the first time! i couldn't stop, and it was kind of embarrassing. but now that i've had a chance to reread it, i'm loving going over the details and characters more closely.