Well, we made it to the final chapters of Twilight! Last week The Reading Housewives proposed 5 closing questions to conclude this read along. I will be answering them here, as well as providing the link up for every one's posts below.
Thank you to those who have participated with us over the last few weeks. I have thoroughly enjoyed revisiting Twilight with all of you. HUGE thank you to Lisa, Jacinda, Jasmine, & Yani for helping in putting this together with me. I never could have done it without you fabulous ladies.
At this time I will not be hosting a continuation of the series. I do appreciate those who have enjoyed our read along, and I encourage you to finish the series on your own. I am always up for a book chat via twitter, so hit me up any time!
1. In chapter 21 James calls Bella telling her he has her mother and the only way he won't kill her is if Bella comes alone. What would you do in that situation? Come alone or tell Alice and Jasper?
- This is when I am screaming at Bella, gripping the pages, and calling her an idiot! Sorry, but it's true. Knowing the dangers of the situation and understanding that I can't exactly call the cops if things got a little crazy - I would TOTALLY have let Jasper and Alice in on what was going down. As much as I love my family, I know that I am no match for a blood-sucking vampire who is out to kill me. Come on Bella. Use your head.
2. Was everyone else as shocked as I was when I first found out about the Alice/James situation? Do you think this adds to the story line or was it not needed? Why do you think they choose not to include these details in the movie?
-To be honest, I totally forgot about this aspect of the story. So for it to be left out of the movie, I don't see that it did any harm. I wonder why though? Perhaps it was just added information that clouded the story line. The movie version of Twilight centered heavily around Bella and Edward. They did not focus much on other characters in the story. That may be a reason why it wasn't mentioned.
3. Edward had to do something extremely difficult in order to save Bella from becoming a vampire. Have you ever had a similar situation in your life where you had to push your will power to its limits?
- I think we've all been in situations before that tested our will power. But not every one has gone to the extreme of life or death. For me personally, I've been put in to a situation where I had to let go of someone very dear to me. I knew ultimately the outcome was out of my hands, but mentally and emotionally I had to deal with the aftermath. Some times we have to put aside our selfish wants & needs, and make a decision that is never easy.
4. Bella and Edward get into the "to change Bella or not to change Bella" argument in the hospital. If you were Bella, would you want to become a vampire? Why or why not?
- As deep in love as Bella is with Edward at this point, I totally understand her want to be changed. Bella's life will never be the same, knowing what she does about the Cullens and the world vampires. She also understands the complications that will keep occurring the longer she remains human. Her want to sacrifice every thing for the man she loves is timeless. Though I have yet to experience that sort of love, I can't say I totally understand her reasoning for it. But I've seen true love like this exist and I know how powerful it can be.
5. Twilight ends with everyone going to the prom. Did you go to your prom? Was your experience similar to Bella's? Feel free to include pictures!!
EXTRA: So, it's over...Final thoughts?
Like I said before, I really enjoyed reading this along with every one else. The best part about this read along has been sharing my thoughts & opinions as the story continued. The first time I read Twilight I read it by myself. I didn't have many bookish friends to talk about it with and I hadn't found book blogs yet, either. So this has been a pleasure for me being able to discuss it with others.
Since I know how the story ends up, my feelings were a bit jaded through out. I wasn't as eager to flip the pages and find out what happens next since I already knew. I do miss that first time reading feeling. Edward was my first literary love. And you never forget your firsts, right?