Last Monday kicked off the Twilight re-read along & I proposed 5 questions on the blog for every one to think about as they read the first 5 chapters.
This week the re-read along continues at Lisa's blog where she will answer my 5 questions and propose new questions for chapters 6-10. Be sure to visit her blog for that good stuff, as well as the option to link up your blog post for chapters 1-5 discussion answers.
I will be participating each Monday, here on my blog, with my own answers to the discussion questions. I'll also be guiding you to each blog that is hosting the new chapter discussion questions. So check back each Monday for that! Below are my answers to chapters 1-5. Don't forget to visit Lisa's blog for her answers as well as the new questions for chapters 6-10.
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?
- As boring as it sounds, I've lived in the same city my whole life. I did venture away to college for a few years when I was 18 though. I hated the small town aspect and quickly returned home after 2 years. I've had numerous jobs in my adult life, and with each one comes that "first day of school" syndrome. The not knowing where to sit at lunch and who to talk to. It's always nerve-racking, but eventually I over come it. I'm a pretty sociable person, and even though I can be nervous just like the next guy, I try to tell myself that every one goes through this at some point in their lives.
2. Do you picture the actors from the movie as the characters in the book?
- I had a VERY difficult time with this. I kept imagining the scenes in the movie as I read each chapter. I finally forced myself to stop doing this. I enjoyed the books much, much more than the movies. Re-reading Twilight is giving me a chance to remember what I fell in love with first. I don't want to picture Kristen Stewart as Bella. She seriously gets on my nerves and I think she's a terrible pick for Bella Swan. I want my mind to remember the original Bella Swan I met, 3 years ago, the first time I read this book before the movie was out.
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?
- Edward's ability to be so standoffish in the beginning definitely intrigues Bella more, and I can see why this would be important for the story. There is this beautiful creature that is suddenly in her life pulling her towards him for reasons unknown. I think it's good that Stephenie Meyer expressed Edward's need to stay away in the beginning. However, I felt like his attempt at giving up came very sudden. One day he was cold and the next, instantly hot. Since I've read the series I understand why he is this way, but for first time readers it may be confusing.
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)
- Mike Newton. His fawning all over Bella made me giggle. The poor boy wants to date her so bad, yet she has no interest in him what so ever. He never gives up though!
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?
"I was in disbelief that I’d just explained my dreary life to this bizarre, beautiful boy who may or may not despise me." - Bella, Ch. 2
"That was the first night I dreamed of Edward Cullen." - Bella, Ch. 3
"I sighed and opened my eyes. And Edward was staring at me curiously, that same, familiar edge of frustration even more distinct now in his black eyes." - Bella, Ch. 4
"Bella, it’s not my fault if you are exceptionally unobservant." - Edward, Ch. 4
"Stupid, shiny Volvo owner." - Bella, Ch. 4
"I said it would be better if we weren’t friends, not that I didn’t want to be.... It would be more… prudent for you not to be my friend. But I’m tired of trying to stay away from you, Bella." - Edward, Ch. 4