1. We learn quite a bit about the physiology of vampires in this chapter as Edward tells Carlisle's story. Which the most surprising thing you discovered - that they didn't need to breathe, that Carlisle tried to starve himself, or that they are very difficult to kill?
I was mostly surprised at Carlisle's refusal to feed. It just showed that he was truly meant for the life the Cullen's live, as "vegetarians"
2. How did you feel about Edward's confession that he drank from humans for a short period of time? Were you surprised? Or were you more like Bella in thinking that it seemed reasonable? What do you think of his choice to kill only "bad" humans?
I wasn't necessarily surprised. It seemed like the traditional 'vampire' thing to do. And, I was on the same page with Bella since Edward was only hunting people who inflicted harm on others.
3. We get our first peek into Edward's room, which isn't really a bed room since it has no bed. Given the interest most fans have in all things romantic where these vampires are concerned, how long do you think it will take Edward to actually get a bed...if he ever gets one at all? Snigger...you know I had to ask!
This gets answered in Eclipse.
4. Throughout the chapter, Edward is much MUCH more himself. He is very open with Bella and seems very comfortable around her. I understand that this is the day after their time in the meadow, but what do you think specfially changed between them that allows Edward to be so free all of a sudden?
He's realized she really does feel for him the way he wanted her to! The fact that the feelings are reciprocated and that she was willing and able to meet his family and make their relationship official was probably a weight off his shoulders.