A guy reads Twilight by Stephenie Meyer (2009-2011)

Reading Twilight: Chapter 5 (Blood Type)

The song for this chapter is The Weather Girl by Shiny Toy Guns:


So I had expected this entire week to be abysmal, given the fact that I have college finals nearly every day on top of my other duties. But the way it happened was quite the opposite. I had my first two done in a flash, my third this morning finished off with 45 minutes to spare, and I actually got to eat lunch today. Oh joy!

But I realized one tiny detail. One more exam. Math.

So in case I am not still in the land of the living after around 2-ish, I wanted to at least bite into the next chapter so I am not left for eternity with all the questions still in my head. On to the fifth!

After hearing that Edward listens to Debussy, I went on Amazon to try a clip of Clair de Lune. I previewed the first one I saw, and was shocked at the horrific sounds which came forth. It sounded like someone was playing the piano and opening and closing a creaky door while splashing in a bathtub at the same time. The squeals were deafening.

Listen To The Pig

Then I realized I was listening to Clair de Lune With Songs Of The Whales, in which they had dubbed whales over the music. Suddenly it made sense and became somewhat relaxing (though I did skip to a whale-free version to get a taste of Edward’s music).

Something in this is another reason I think girls like Edward. He has a sense of old-fashioned class about him. A lot of guys these days think that you have to be pig-headed and macho in order to keep your man card (we saw a perfect example of this yesterday). And some girls fall for it, even if it’s not really what they want: and when girls fall for guys like that, sometimes it tells the gentlemen that they’re doing things wrong and need to become pigheaded like the others.

But here’s Edward Cullen, opening doors for Bella and listening to classical music, and being guy #1. Granted, I don’t think that girls like him specifically for the fact that he listens to classical music, but more so because he has enough class to at least try it and enjoy something other than whatever is popular. He has a side that is classy and that likes the finer things. Edward can march to the beat of a different drummer instead of just always going along with what’s popular.

Marching To The Beat Of A Different Drummer

Marching to the Beat of a Very Different Drummer

Secondly, I became almost as terrified as Bella when they started talking about taking blood samples in class. Me, I’ve never been a good one for shots. In fact, up until around age 15 (okay, 16), I was so terrified of needles that I would have to sit there and play games on the cell phone just to keep my mind partially distracted.

This was not helped by the fact that I always seemed to get the most inexperienced nurses who had previous careers in harpooning, and preferred to use the largest needles possible and simultaneously practice voodoo rituals while poking me. I can perfectly see why Bella’s so faint.

Pg. 98: “She’s just a little faint,” he reassured the startled nurse. “They’re blood typing in Biology.”

The nurse nodded sagely. “There’s always one.”

Edward snickered. “Well this time there were two. But I left Kaleb crumpled on the floor moaning his horrors.”

The nurse nodded sagely. “Hope nobody trips on him.”


-If you emailed me and haven’t gotten a reply, I’m still getting back with you…right after the final Final.

-My article on Stephenie will be written this weekend and put up by Them sometime after. You’ll know when.

-I was working on a new video but I put it on hold for after I recover from post-exam exhaustion.




68 Responses

  1. Hey. Me and my friend Shelby Dockery and Ella Ray Craig are reading the book twilight… It is soooooooooooooooooooo good and me and shelby dockery have our own web page on you tube. So go there and go under The Everything Awsome Show By: Celeste and Shelby!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. I would be another fainter in blood typing class.
    Take a 100 question test in 39 miniutes – Yes
    Dissect a Frog – Yes
    Jump off a Bridge – Yes
    Stab Myself with something pointy for the sake of my grades – NO!
    (ok, i was kidding about the bridge, but it sounds better with it so iim keeping it)
    and i just wanted to say I โ™ฅ all the little graphic things because they are histerical!

  3. i Started 1 week ago reading twilight cuz i saw the movie, i was very curious about the rest so i started reading the books. They are very good. I can’t take my hands of it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. ok the clair de lune mishap story had me laughing so hard I was in tears! I just had to hear said music for myself …. and when I did it made me laugh EVEN harder! also your analogy of nurses with needles was definitely chuckle worthy ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Great line: “Edward can march to the beat of a different drummer instead of just always going along with whatโ€™s popular.!

  6. Haha. I was never one for needles either. My mom told me that once, when I was little, I was getting my blood taken and it took 5 nurses to hold me down. I don't remember that but I wouldn't doubt it. Also, a couple of years ago when I went for my check-up in 6th grade, I had to get a shot and I hid in between the garbage can that was up against the counter and a chair that was next to it. Thankfully I haven't had to get a shot since then, but I have had to get my blood taken this past December. The nurse was a meanie. Haha. My mom said that i had my arm tensed up so the blood wouldn't flow and it took longer than it should have but if she had taken off the band that she put around my arm, it would have flowed better. My mom said the nurse should have done that right away. I cried for a really long time. Then my mom, knowing that I would have been difficult so she bought it beforehand, gave me a ninja book that I had seen in the bookstore like a week earlier. It was awesome. Okay well I'm gunna scram cuz I'm sure that you really don't want to hear anymore about high school freshman who need to be bribed to have blood taken with ninja books.

  7. Haha. I can get shots easily but I hate how it feels after. Your arm feels so heavy.

  8. lol, I loved this chapter! I was sooooooo upset that these scenes weren't put into the movie!!!! =P It's really funny to read midnight sun and see what's going on in Edwards head when he finds her with Mike. =P I wish the creep who leaked Midnight Sun wouldn't have! UGH! I want Stephenie to finish it soooo bad! But at the same time I totally understand her reasoning :/ oh well, at least she was gracious enough to put what she had done on her website for us all to read ^.^


  9. http://www.cafepress.com/twilightsaga5
    Needles are not my best friend either. Although, since I have hypo-thyroid-ism (I know, it's a long word) , I have to get my blood drawn every year. Sometimes every six months. It's not my favorite thing to do, but I can deal with it. I have to. I have no other choise. If I didn't do it, and my thyroid levels went up, I could be risking my life. And I'd much rather have a needle in my arm than to risk my life. Anyway, I have fainted before, well almost. When I was younger, I always pretended to almost faint when my mom was with me, just to freak her out. She knew to expect it everytime. Well, one time I was not faking it. We were in the parking lot, in the pouring rain. (I live near Forks.) I felt myself going down. Everything went black. I held onto my mom's arm as I slowly felt myself dropping. I was laying down on the cold, wet cement by the time my mom realized I wasn't faking it. Anyway, I'm fine now. I still get my blood drawn on a regular basis. I don't look at the needle, I don't watch the needle going into my arm. Why psyc myself out if I don't have to. It takes just a moment, and then it's over with. Actually, if I'm being truthful, now whenever I get my blood drawn, I imagine the needle as being Edward's teeth. It helps the process go by much smoother like that. As I said before, I don't watch the needle go in. I have no idea how big, or small the needle is. I don't need to know. I just feel it, and imagine Edward.
    Anyway, Edward just so happened to know that he shouldn't go to class that day……

  10. Well I hope you did alright in your Finals!

    Anyways, back to Twilight. Yes, ANOTHER reason why I like Edward so much is that he is true to himself and doesn't just listen to whats on the charts, which might be absolute rubbish, just because everyone else is. As we all know – well, should know – boys are less mature than their years. So it is great to read about Edward who seems very mature and polite – Oh yeah, I forgot, and totally HOT!

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