Monday, July 4, 2011

Mondays Bite: Twilight Discussion Answers Ch. 1-5

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



  1. We have some similar thoughts. I think the initial repulsion made Bella & Edward intrigued. Instant tension. If you get a chance stop by

  2. :) You picked great questions for this! I actually listed all the characters individually, haha! :) I also picked Mike Newton!

  3. I agree with Jacinda- fab questions G. I loved the quotes you picked as well. "Stupid Shiny Volvo owner" always makes me laugh.

  4. Oh I cant stand Kristen Stewart either. I seriously still cannot see her as Bella....!!

  5. Love your answers.
    I picked Mike too. I feel bad for the boy. He is super cute, and sweet but gets overlooked quickly with the beautiful non-human around. I just love his attempts. He sees her interest in Edward, but still tries so hard. Poor Mike.
    I don't ness. hate Kristen Stewart as Bella but they took away a lot of Bella's personality that she shows in the book. Her frustration and anger. I love the quote " Stupid Shiny Volvo owner" and the fact she would like to bump him with her truck. That’s that fire and personality that we don't get to see in twilight.
    Great answers.

  6. you already know how I feel about Kristen Stewart haha

    but about what you wrote in number 3, I completely agree, what adds more insight into his struggle and determination to come back and act normal is seen more in Midnight Sun, the book written in his POV, which I am also re-reading along with Twilight (even though its not finished, I love re-reading her perspective then his)

  7. Love those quotes! You're making me want to re-read it too. Maybe I'll have to pick it up in time for next week...

  8. I was imaging the movie in my head too while re-reading. I just can't help it. But now I'm learning what parts were left out of the movie. KStew is just so awkward. I don't think she's the perfect fit to play Bella but I can't imagine anyone else playing her now.

    "Stupid, shiny Volvo owner." - Love this too!

  9. I love the quotes you picked! These are also great questions. I don't like Kristen Stewart as Bella, either. It was so hard not to imagine the scenes from the movie as I was reading.

  10. I don't like Kristen Stewart as Bella either. I also don't like Robert Pattinson as Edward. I love Jackson Rathbone, not necessarily as Jasper, but I just love him. As far as the actors are concerned, the only two I like are Bella's parents. I love Sarah Clarke and I love Billy Burke. I think they're perfect!

  11. "Bella, it’s not my fault if you are exceptionally unobservant." - Edward, Ch. 4

    LOVE THAT QUOTE. well done, per usual G.


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