We are half way through reading TWILIGHT and things are getting exciting!! Are you following along with us? If not, there's still time to catch up.
Last week The Reading Housewives proposed five new questions for chapters 11-15. This week Yani from The Secret Life of an Avid Reader is answering those questions, as well as throwing out five new questions for chapters 16-20 on her blog. Be sure to check it out & link up your post!
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?
- The definition of twi·light states: A period or state of obscurity, ambiguity, or gradual decline. I think the title is very fitting because it represents a time period where one must make a choice. The end of something is coming to a close, and the beginning of something much grander is about to occur. The title sets the scene for that in between moment. As the series progresses, I think the title of each book is appropriate as well. New phases, bringing about more obscurity, and finalizing with a new beginning being born.
2. On this re-read, what’s your favorite part of the book? Is it the vampires, setting, plot, characters, Edward, or something else?
- An advantage I now have re-reading the book is that since I've seen the movie, I have a better picture in my mind of what Forks looks like. I had an idea before, but it makes it more real after witnessing it on the big screen. Stephenie Meyer did her research well when choosing a setting for this story. From the lush green landscape, to the misty air, every bit pulls the reader in to this world full of mystery & intrigue. What may look like small-town America is actually the canvas for some pretty epic events. The redwood forest that blankets the state of Washington is so dominant in this story that it could be a character of it's own. With out it, we wouldn't have the Cullens here. And with out them, Bella would just be an awkward teenage girl living a dull life with her distant father Charlie. Who wants to read about that??
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?
- The very first time I read Twilight, I did so on my own. I hadn't heard of book blogs, I wasn't reviewing it, and I barely had any friends who liked to discuss books either. With my own thoughts, I wasn't persuaded by anything. I fell in love with Edward and adored everything about him. It wasn't until I finished reading the series that I started searching the internet for people's opinions. Immediately I was taken back by all the comments made on behalf of Edward and his "controlling ways". It shocked me because I had never thought that way while reading it. Call me crazy, but this girl was just as head over heels in love with Edward as Bella was!
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?
- To be honest, it bugs me when books are compared to Twilight. I remember seeing a blurb on the cover of Gayle Forman's If I Stay suggesting readers of Twilight would like this book. Um what?! They are two totally different books! I think publishers know they can get someone's attention by attaching Twilight to the name of it. However, I don't always agree with this. Let a book speak for itself. I do have a tendency to compare vampire books to Twilight, though. I mean how can you not?!
5. Bella is introduced to the Cullen Family in chapter 15, who is your favorite Cullen and why?
- In the book I really liked Alice. I think her character was a nice touch for Bella. She was lacking in the girl friend/sisterly love. However the movie version of Alice? Can't stand her. If you're noticing a trend, I can't stand a lot of the actors for the movie (just FYI). Even though Alice could predict her relationship with Bella, she still came across genuine.