1. The tentative friendship between Bella and Rosalie has survived Renesmee’s arrival intact. Why do you think Rosalie is more tolerant of Bella since Bella still went ahead with the change? Do you agree with Bella when she says it’s because she’d finally made the same choice that Rosalie would have made if she was in the same position?
Eh, that's hard to say. Possibly, Rosalie realized Bella could have just as easily killed the baby and went along with her life, but when Bella became pregnant, that was her first priority. Maybe because Bella ended up not giving up anything in the end.2. Bella is happy and somewhat amazed that she is still very much “herself,” even after the change, like her hatred of surprises. Did you have any expectations that Bella’s personality would be altered, that she would be irrevocably changed in all ways?
Of course,.. I thought she'd be blood thirsty.. not completely normal almost. Not a ton has changed really about Bella and her emotions.. she just gets all the perks of being a vampire.3. Esme went to great lengths to give Bella and Edward a place of their own. What was your reaction to the cottage?
Wasn't expecting it at all! It was so nice and sweet, of course, just like Esme. It was perfect,.. giving them alone time but not being very far away.4. Some interesting desires come to surface during this chapter. Were you expecting Bella and Edward to be so drawn in by them or were you expecting them to be more in control? Were you shocked to learn about the other members of the family and their lack of control?
I think they've practiced plenty of control! With as strong of feelings Bella gets whenever Edward touches her, I couldn't believe they even came back from hunting.. I think they've got it down perfect. Rosalie and Emmett is not a surprise at all.. they just seem sex crazed ahah.
5. Bella fears that Edward will miss her humanness. When she confronts him, he initially dances around answering the question. Do you believe that Edward really doesn’t miss it? Do you think he has some regrets or misgivings?
I think Edward is completely happy .. more than happy actually. But of course, he got so used to it. He has said before that her heartbeat was the singlemost important thing in his life.. something he could pick up on from miles away.. Of course he'll miss seing her blush and be clumsy,.. but really.. he won't be kissing the most delicious smelling dinner anymore