1) What were your first impressions of this section?
This is an amazingly written section of New Moon and probably one of my favorites. I'm a sucker for figurative language and lengthy descriptions, especially ones depicting ambiguous plot. I was confused, but happy, and wondering what was going on and trying to figure it out all at the same time.
2) What did you think brought Bella to this place? Where, exactly, did you think they were?
My first thought, at the words "clock tower", was of Big Ben in London, but was thrown off by the "brilliant sunshine". This was the first bit of the Twilight series I ever read, and fascinated me from the beginning. I really had no idea what was going on, but I knew there was someone named Alice in the book, and it was noon by a clock tower that wasn't Big Ben.
3) Whom did you assume the "something bloodthirsty" waiting "in the wings"referred to?
Some sort of menace threatening the main character, who I had not been introduced to yet as I had never read the books before.
4) Did you know right away that she was trying to save Edward?
Nope. I thought it had something to do with this Alice person. I didn't know an Edward existed yet.
5) Be honest, did you think Bella would fall?
No. I didn't know she was clumsy. As it was dreamlike, it seemed perfectly realistic that whoever this was would be running just fine, except for the "crowded square" bit, so she was pushing past people.
If you're not really here, I don't want to be either. I want to be next to you.
black and gold, black and gold, black and gold, black and gold, black and gold, black and gold.