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?
Definitely that Carlisle tried to starve himself. The way Edward talks, you get the feeling that vampires have a very strong sense of self preservation.
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?
Well the fact that it was only people who wanted to hurt other people doesn't make it as bad but I still wish he hadn't. It's great that he saved a lot of people in the process, but still they are humans and there are other ways to deal with them. (like jail)
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.
Of COURSE he gets a bed! Where else is Bella gonna sleep when Alice holds her hostage? Duh! Lol but I guess that's not fair because I've read all the books. But I never really did think about it in Twilight. I was like "Well yeah he's not gonna have a bed, he doesn't sleep." And he never had a reason to before Bella
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?
"Mind over matter." Edward finally realized that he loved Bella way too much to want to kill her, and he trusted himself not to after that since they had been alone in the meadow for several hours and he knew that he would be able to "enjoy the bouquet while resisting the wine."