1. What were your first thoughts about Edward's age and human history? Were you creeped out at all that he was so very much older than she was?
Nope, I've read a similar book to Twilight with a similar situation. So I was kind of expecting. Who knows, maybe I like guys who are 100+ years...but stuck in their teen years as an immortal?
2. Edward tells Bella very little about the process of becoming a vampire. Why do you think he chose to keep this from her when he is being so very open about everything else?
I think like with everything Edward keeps Bella in the dark with, he chose not to tell her in detail because:
a) He doesn't want to scare her/freak her out (keeps referring to her being fragile)
b) Thinks maybe Bella will think he is a monster (going back to point a)
3. We learn that many vampires are gifted with supernatural traits. Stephenie has told us that vampires are drawn to special humans, and therefore when those humans become vampires, their special qualities are enhanced. If that is the case, I simply must ask the question everyone one of us has asked at some point. If Bella were to become a vampire, what would her trait be? And is it possible for her to not have any special trait at all?
I think it definitely hints throughout the series that if Bella does become a vampire that she will for sure have a special trait. I don't think it is possible for her not to have a special trait. Because already as a human, everyone has said that she reacts differently that a 'normal' person should.
4. Edward lets it out that he's been watching Bella as she sleeps. Again, did this creep you out or make you fall even harder for Edward?
At first, when he said it I was like...'STALK much?' But when he said that Bella called out his name, I understood what was going through his head and I thought it was sweet that he wanted to be near her, figure her out and watch out for her.
5. Edward says two possibly conflicting things in this chapter. First, he explains that in the last few days, he has put mind over matter and has been able to control his thirst for her - that the temptation isn't as strong. He later says that he doesn't think it would ever be possible for them to have an intimate relationship because it would be too difficult for him to control himself. Do you think he's being honest with himself, or do you think he's just trying to protect Bella again?
Ohh, hard question. I think that in the meadow he definitely has put mind over matter and can control himself...because their intimate relationship is just starting to develop and that it isn't as physical and intense at this point. Later I think their relationship has got to the high intimate area and they are starting to look at spending a long time together...where Edward could potentially slip up at any moment if he is not on guard. At this point I think that he has decided it would be too difficult to control himself.
6. Along those same lines, we learn that both Edward and Bella have never had a real relationship with another person before this. Many people have debated the issue of Edward's virginity, and that has been put to rest by Stephenie herself. Did you think that maybe Edward had been intimate before, he just hadnâ€™t had a real serious relationship with anyone he loved, or did you get it right from the start that he was just as innocent as Bella was in this matter?
I believe he was, I believe that they were destined to be together...regardless of all the obstacles and that Edward would not really feel the desire or be interested in other girls until he meant Bella (his soulmate).