1) What did you think of Billy's conversation with Bella and her response?
Billy is concerned, and that makes sense of course. After all, his people are very much afraid of vampires and while they do have the treaty with the Cullens, I don't think Billy has much trust for them. Bella handles it well, though, I think. She turns things back right at him and tells just enough to get him thinking that she is informed about the Cullens and also that she knows that he cannot tell her or Charlie what he knows.2) Did you approve of the way Charlie treated Edward as the first boyfriend Bella ever brought home?
Yeah. Charlie wasn't that harsh -- he just wanted to know where they were going, what they were doing, and when she would be home. Pretty typical.3) Edward talks about his inner turmoil regarding constantly putting Bella into danger. Do you think he is to hard on himself?
I think he is a bit too hard on himself but then again, it's better that than the other way around. After all, he really doesn't want to "slip up" and endanger her safety.4) Edward finally says "I love you". Were you disappointed in how it came out almost off-handedly.
No, not at all. It shows that it wasn't something that he had to think about saying -- it just came out because it was true. 5) We learn more about Esme, was your impression of her changed after learning more about her?
I was pretty shocked that she was changed after trying to kill herself -- she seems so very far from depressed now. But it seems like she was in a place where she couldn't forsee life getting any better, but then, now, she seems so very hopeful. Even though she can't see how things will work out for Edward and the girl he loves -- she seems to hold out hope that it will, despite all the troubles. She is such a loving person, and I can't wrap my head around the idea of her trying to kill herself.