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This week’s questions – 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 like the title Twilight, and the word itself does tie somewhat into the story in this book, but I think there are other titles that could have been a more suitable fit for the book. I personally like The Lion Who Fell in Love with the Lamb (can you tell that’s one of my favorite lines in the book?). I like that each of the four individual book titles ties in with one another but I don’t like the name The Twilight Saga for the series. I think there could have been a more creative title for the series.
2. On this re-read, what’s your favorite part of the book? Is it the vampires, setting, plot, characters, Edward, or something else?
It’s Edward. Book Edward is so much better than Movie Edward. He’s more likeable, he has feelings and he has a sense of humor and actually laughs!!
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?
I can’t remember if his stalker tendencies bothered me the first time I read Twilight but it is a little creepy now that I’m re-reading it. I mean, the guy went through Bella’s house without her knowing! That’s some creepy stuff right there. And he was watching her while she slept! In real life, that has ‘psycho’ written all over it.
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?
No, I don’t find myself comparing many books to Twilight; very few really. It’s kind of bothersome that there are so many YA PNR books being compared to Twilight. I enjoyed reading Twilight but it’s not the be all and end all to YA PNR books. It’s not the greatest book ever written either.
I find myself comparing a lot of PNR books to the BDB series by J.R. Ward. The BDB series was one of the first PNR books I read and I loved it so much.
5. Bella is introduced to the Cullen Family in chapter 15, who is your favorite Cullen and why?
Alice and Esme – they’re the most accepting of Bella.