Monday, July 25, 2011

Monday's Bite! Ch. 16-20 Answers

Post your link to the questions from last week at The Reading Housewives Blog!

  1. {SERIOUS question} If you where in Carlisle position, do you think you would have been able to fight off your vampiric urges? Would you ever bring someone into that life, as he did with Edward and Esme?
    As bad as this sounds, I have very little willpower so I have always admired this part of the story and the fact that Carlisle is such a good guy. My mind can't even comprehend the thought of living forever so I can totally see where he would want to bring others to join him. This question definitely asks to put belief behind these lores, and if I whole-heartedly believed that vampires did exist I am not sure I would want to be one. As awesome as living forever sounds, I am of the belief that life has no meaning without death... but in this case their love gives their life meaning? I guess... LOL told you it was serious question!

  2. {FUN question} We are introduced to Edward's playful side in these chapters, before he gets all manic about the new vampires, I think we have a better picture of who he is. If you had to describe him in 5 words, what would they be? Good and Bad qualities, whatever you like!
    old-fashioned, protective, stubborn, martyr, happy (around Bella)

  3. {LONG question} While re-reading I have been taking notes: observations that I have come across re-reading and comparisons to the movie. One of my notes deals with page 383, in which Edward screams at Alice there is no other option. The first time around I didn't get that he meant the future that Alice saw for Bella as a vampire (because we obviously hadn't gotten to that part), but now that I know the whole story I see that is what he meant... Has this happened to you? Do you have any examples of things that are clearer now or things that you have realized while re-reading?
    Obviously, since I wrote the question, my answer is there on page 383, but it's funny what reading Midnight Sun did to open my eyes to many of Edwards motives in Twilight.

  4. {PERSONAL question} We haven't talked about this yet, but I think the idea of your human gifts amplifying in your vampire life is interesting (Jasper's control of emotions, Edward's mind reading), what do you think your gifts would be?
    This sounds really dull, but I think it would be my logical skills -accounting nerd- since I have always been able to deduce things through logical reasoning. So I guess if it was amplified I would be like ones of those weird brain solver people.

  5. {SURVEY question} We are coming to the end of the book, what has been your opinion on this re-read? First, when was the last time you read it? Second, do you feel you like it more, the same, or less this time around?
    I have loved this re-read so much more than I thought I would, not just reading the book but being able to discuss it with others without getting a "you must be a bandwagon jumper," or "Twilight sucks!" I have really enjoyed reading all your answers and comments! :)

    And I though I still love Twilight and the series, I think I can see it better now as a really good book, and not the BEST BOOK IN THE WORLD(that my fangirl self used to say)

 And on the topic of vampires I found this and loved it! 


Jacinda @ Reading Housewives said...

I don't think I would want to live forever either! 

I like martyr! Great word choice!

*getting out copy of Twilight, reading page 383*

love the gift!

I love the picture! :) TEAM DAMON! I love it how other vamp series have been coming into this talk... :)

Ginger @ GReads! said...

I totally agree, being able to chat with everyone about what we've read has been the best part for me.  And haha @ that pic. Love it!

thelibrarianreads said...

I'm with you on the not wanting to live forever thing...actually they may loose me on the never needing to sleep thing. I love sleep. I love naps. Nothing better than a really good couple hours in dreamland!

I haven't done Midnight Sun...So I completely missed the reference you saw. But I agree that on a re-read you see so many little pieces that are prepping you for the real crisis of the books. 

The Book Diva said...

I like stubborn for Edward! LOL I love the picture! Midnight Sun opened my eyes too! I have enjoyed reading everyone answers!

Tina@Tinasbookreviews said...

I like old-fashioned...thats why I said gentlemanly..:D I want my man to open the door for me DANG-IT!! Its like after we got married he leaves the car and doesn't even look to see if Im

Oh and Im in love with Stephen soooo theres another vampire Im addicted too.....

The Book Vixen said...

So far the consensus about describing Edward has been 'protective'. LOL And I, too, said 'old-fashioned'. I love that about him.

I love how Midnight Sun opened up the story from Edward's POV. So many holes were filled in. If only Meyer would finish it....

Mrs_laura_koehler said...

That is a funny pic because I am both team Edward and team I do agree that life is precious because we are not guaranteed tomorrow, but I wonder if our minds would change that fact if we were guaranteed forever. I guess you have to find something else to live for and why not love :) Great questions this week Yani, I really had to think about some of them :) Love your answers as well.

Cyndi @ Dog-Eared & Bookmarked said...

Edward stubborn? NOOOO! Note the sarcasm, lol!

I know exactly what you mean with Midnight Sun. I hope Meyer finishes it one day. I think all Twilight readers need to read this book. Edward's point of view really changed my opinion of the saga. I loved seeing things from his perspective!

Lisa Schensted said...

i do need to get around to reading Midnight Sun. it just feels like reading fan-fic to me though because it's only available online. i'll just have to suck it up, i suppose.

and omg DYING at the Team Damon picture. IAN and his SMIRK is TOO MUCH.

Amy @ bookgoonie said...

I had traditional on my long list of characteristics. Lots of FUN. Thanks for great questions. I am really going to have to hunt down Midnight Sun.

Jenni Elyse said...

I really enjoyed answering your questions. They were so deep, even the fun ones. They made me really think. I think they were the best questions so far.

Jasmine Cervik said...

Discussing everything with everyone has been my favorite part as well. :) Not everyone out there has people to talk books with, so I'm happy we can all share our love together!

And I'm still holding out for Midnight Sun...*crosses fingers*

Asheley said...

Am I the only one who hasn't read/seen The Vampire Diaries? Probably so. (shakes my head) 

This re-read has been awesome. I love getting to know everyone. I will really miss it when it is done. Unless we do another of some sort.      :D

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