Today: Chapters 1 and 2
*Before we start with the real reading Eclipse recap after only talking about Stephenie Meyer’s acknowledgements in the first post, let me add something! I couldn’t think of a super awesome order to share my Eclipse thoughts with you. So now they are completely random except that I write them down in the order in which they appear in the book. Which would be chronological then I guess… Ready? Go!*
And with that I got three different types of writing (bold, italic and normal) in under 100 words. Awesome!^^ So here are my random thoughts! Oh, one more thing! If I put down a reference to a special page then it’s always from the Eclipse paperback edition which I hope everyone of you owns a copy of.
I really like the Robert Frost poem! I don’t know why but I do. Period! To be honest, I skipped the preface. I read it the first three times and NEVER liked it. So I just read the poem twice and jumped right over to the first chapter. That’s right!
Chapter 1: Ultimatum
Jacobs letter at the beginning… All the crossed out parts… Love it! That’s Jacob in my mind! Impulsive, angry, breaking the pen while writing. Major WIN! Bella talking about brain hemorrhage on the other side? Not so cool. Charlie’s attempt at cooking is so adorable. ALso his cooking skills are just as “good” as Papa Soul’s. Cause Spaghetti and jarred tomato sauce totally exceeds their abilities… Sorry to say! That’s why I can cook you know, so that I don’t have to live from ketchup and eggs on toast… On to page 5 now. Yep Bella, you’re right. Never – I repeat, NEVER – call Edward you fate or destiny cause EVERYONE will think you’re nuts. And they might be right. Just saying… Then just like we know Bella, she starts whining around. Why? I really have no idea at all! Because her afternoons are oh so horrible. And because she’s grounded. Really? What does that matter to her?
And you say your life sucks? Honestly Bella? Cause it doesn't look like it. At all.
It’s not as if she had been going anywhere. In fact she ALWAYS spent most of her time in her room with Edward anyway so where’s the point? The only other place where she often hung out was the Quileute reservation but since she and Jake don’t get along these days anyway… Sorry, I just don’t get what’s so horrible for Bella if her boyfriend can sneak into her bedroom every night and stay there. That would be the DREAM of most highschool girls Bella, so just be happy, will you!? This is also the part of the first chapter where Stephenie Meyer wrote a sentence that is actually 77 words long. No joke! I counted it. Three times. Just to give you e reference: A normal sentence is mostly about 10 to 15 words long. Sometimes I make really long sentences here on the blog, then they might be up to 25 words long. But 77? That’s just INSANE! And no, all the brackets and hyphens (yay, technical term ) do NOT help to make this more understandable. At all. In fact they make this even more confusing…
Wanna be cool like Damon? Start reading the Twilight saga with Eclipse!
So dear Stephenie, next time you feel the urge to recap New Moon completely for countless people that start with Eclipse (the ONLY one that ever did this was Damon Salvatore in The Vampire Diaries) simply go for three sentences instead to save us all from “brain hemorrhage”! Thanks. And AGAIN Bella reads Wuthering Heights. Honestly, what IS IT about this book? I read it and didn’t like it at all but Bella reads it ALL THE FREAKING TIME. Seriously, I got NO explanation for that! And now we finally get to the part where Edward appears. First of all, I LOVE how Charlie doesn’t like him. I mean, dad’s HAVE to dislike your boyfriend in highschool, right? That’s just part of it. If you dad indeed likes your boyfriend that’s probably a sign that you picked the wrong guy! So Bella’s description of how Edward looks is all kinds of cheesy, I admit it. But also Edward looks all kinds of hot here so I don’t care about the cheese as long as I get my marvel at Edward time! We’re on top of page 15 now btw. The part about male models trading their soul for a face like this? WIN! Bella talking about Edward’s wine / bouquet reference? Not so much! I mean, they are in highschool or at least pretend to be. No one there is really fond of wine! It’s always beer or random stuff mixed together. But no one there would ever talk about the bouquet of wine! Maybe this explains why the Cullens stay on their own in school. So that they can talk about the awesome Cullen wine collection… Just kidding! Now the college applications. The part where Edward says he can sign Bella’s name better than she herself can is oh so sweet.
For our Team Damon readers (hello F_Muse) cause I KNOW you love that pic. Want your boyfriend to look hot like Damon? Make him start reading with Eclipse. Maybe it'll help. Maybe it won't...
Cause you know everyone would appreciate having someone to do all your applications for you. Cause that stuff is annoying and Edward has so much spare time anyways that he probably won’t mind doing that. Okay, then the whole vampire in Seattle thing is a bit boring and after that it’s a discussion about Wuthering Heights again. Gah! When they talk about the werewolves and Edward says “I was there the last time” it TOTALLY makes me think of Elrond saying “I was there, 3 000 years ago” in the Lord of the Rings. Always cracks me up. Don’t know why. Maybe cause I’m a complete LOTR nerd. At the end of chapter one it’s all kissing and confessions of love and stuff again. With talk about Jacob? Why? EITHER they talk about Jacob OR they have schmexy kissing times. But please NEVER combine that. EVER. Cause it kinda ruins me my Edward mood if Bella suddenly blurts out “I gotta see Jacob” and then Edward goes all “No effing way cause he’s a damn WEREWOLF” on her. The only thing that would make this worth it was if they had hot make up sex afterwards but as that’s not going to happen…
So, now that this post got totally out of hand and ended up being three times as long as I expected, I’ll just save chapter two for next time, okay? Sorry!
Off to read chapter 3 aka Bella & Edward write letters in class just like 2nd grade
Do you plan on reading Eclipse again before seeing the movie as well? Which are your favorite (leg hitch anyone? ) and least favorite parts? Tell us about it! Leave a comment or e-mail us!
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