1. Do you personally relate to Bella feeling queasy around blood?
Haha, no. I am a nurse. I don't love blood or anything, but I have seen more blood than many people will every see in a lifetime, I work in OB, very bloody.
2. Were you afraid for Bella when Edward scooped her up? Did you think the fact that their was blood around might endanger her?
Honestly I am embarassed to say that I hadn't grasped the whole intensity of the blood thing for Edward yet, so I wasn't thinking of her being in danger. When he scooped her up I was kind of excited, but always was thinking of what I would be thinking if some gorgeous guy did that to me, and honestly it'd probably make me uncomfortable in an embarassed way. So when reading this I was kind of feeling that for Bella. She doesn't like to be overly doted on so that's why I think she was telling him to put her down.
3. Edward says that Bella doesn't seem like a junior in high school. Do you agree or disagree with that assessment?
I agree with this assessment, it goes back to talking about Bella being a bit more mature than the other students. Like he says in one of the chapters, he can see that she's carrying a lot of weight/pain around for the sake of other people. Bella seems like an old soul to me.
4. What did you think about Edward's demeanor this chapter? How is it different than in the previous chapters?
I think its much better. I was personally totally suprised by him asking her to come sit with him at lunch. I still found him very curious though, like he wanted her to know about him, but he also didn't at the same time. You can tell he's warring with himself in that conversation on whether Bella should know the truth or not, and whether she'd be better of knowing or not. On the other hand he shows more affection in this chapter than others, by sublty flirting with her at lunch and then outright sweeping her off her feet after the biology lab!
It is not length of life, but depth of life---Ralph Waldo Emerson
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