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Jun
10th
2018

In Which I Tolerate Eclipse: Chapter 24 -- Snap Decision · 12:49pm Jun 10th, 2018

With Jacob gone, Bella’s lying on the ground, waiting to die. With Bella whining, I’m sitting in my chair, waiting for the book to end. Edward asks her what’s wrong, and when she explains, he says Jacob’s “cunning”. The reasons are weird and I don’t care. Edward asks Bella if she really thought Jacob would go out in a blaze of glory to clear the way for him. Given that Charlie is the only character with something approaching a human personality, that option shouldn’t be discounted out of hand.

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May
20th
2018

In Which I Tolerate Eclipse: Chapter 14 -- Declaration · 12:31pm May 20th, 2018

Even with the threat of the newborn army, Alice wants Bella’s graduation party to go on. After all, Bella can only graduate from high school for the first time once. And in spite of Bella’s protests, the Cullens are taking the newborn issue seriously; they’ll be heading out to Seattle in a week.

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May
31st
2018

In Which I Tolerate Eclipse: Chapter 19 -- Selfish · 2:48pm May 31st, 2018

What else is new?

Edward takes Bella home from the meeting and she sleeps through most of the day. Edward notices the charm Jacob gave her and wonders why Jacob can give her presents when she didn’t want any last birthday. Bella says she likes homemade presents. Edward asks if he can give her a hand-me-down to go on the bracelet.

“A charm — something to keep me on your mind.”

“You’re in every thought I have. I don’t need reminders.”

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Jun
16th
2018

In Which I Tolerate Eclipse: Chapter 27 -- Needs · 2:12pm Jun 16th, 2018

You have them, but they’re not what you think they are.

Bella drives home and heads to her room, sobbing. I couldn’t care less. She realizes she’s been a horrible person, trying to stay with both Edward and Jacob even though she knew that was impossible. By not choosing, she kept on hurting them. That’s the only reason she’s a horrible person? I would’ve thought it was also her obsession with boys and mistreatment of her father, among other things.

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May
29th
2018

In Which I Tolerate Eclipse: Chapter 18 -- Instruction · 3:35pm May 29th, 2018

Come the end of the party, Bella’s still panicking about the wolves joining in. She thinks they’re “just oversized, over-muscled children”, completely forgetting that they can turn into bear-size wolves and have already killed at least one vampire. She insists on Edward taking her to the werewolf-vampire meeting to try to calm her nerves.

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Jun
2nd
2018

In Which I Tolerate Eclipse: Chapter 20 -- Compromise · 2:24pm Jun 2nd, 2018

In the opening paragraph, it’s mentioned that the youngest werewolves are only thirteen. Why didn’t anyone wolf out while the Cullens were hanging around? Maybe it’s not vampires that triggers the change, but hostility, since they started changing when the murderous Victoria started hanging around Forks. But that would be attributing intelligence towards this series.

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Jun
4th
2018

In Which I Tolerate Eclipse: Chapter 21 -- Trails · 11:05am Jun 4th, 2018

It’s morning, and Bella’s packing for the trip to the middle of nowhere. There’s a cold storm coming, so she needs to pack warm clothes. She calls Jacob to tell him she’s ready, but Billy answers instead. He promises to pass the message along and wishes he could be out there with the wolves.

The urge to fight must be a defining characteristic of the Y chromosome. They were all the same.

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Apr
23rd
2018

In Which I Tolerate Eclipse: Chapter 1 -- Ultimatum · 1:47pm Apr 23rd, 2018

Astronomy-nerd time. The titles of the books are obviously referring to elements of night. Presumably, one night. But a new moon happens when the moon is between the sun and the earth and very little of the light reflected from the moon reaches the earth. An eclipse (assuming it’s lunar, because solar eclipses don’t happen during the night; I shouldn’t have to clarify that, but with this series, you never know) is when the earth is between the sun and moon, blocking all light from the sun to

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Mar
14th
2018

In Which I Suffer Through New Moon: Chapter 6 -- Friends · 2:25pm Mar 14th, 2018

Jacob and Bella start working on the motorcycles immediately. Jacob chats about his sophomore year at school and his two best friends, Quil (sic) and Embry. Almost immediately, they pop over to the garage to see what’s up.

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Apr
4th
2018

In Which I Suffer Through New Moon: Chapter 17 -- Visitor · 3:12pm Apr 4th, 2018

The vampire waiting for Bella is Alice. Naturally, Bella’s ecstatic about this.

I locked my arms around her, gasping to inhale as much of the scent of her skin as possible. It wasn’t like anything else — not floral or spice, citrus or musk. No perfume in the world could compare. My memory hadn’t done it justice.

CM + 1

Alice is there because, being the seer that she is, she saw Bella jump off the cliff.

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Apr
17th
2018

In Which I Suffer Through New Moon: Chapter 24 -- Vote · 3:25pm Apr 17th, 2018

Edward reluctantly runs Bella to his house. When they arrive, they have a discussion on their relationship.

“You can leave me,” I explained. “The Volturi, Victoria… they’re nothing compared to that.”

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Mar
20th
2018

In Which I Suffer Through New Moon: Chapter 9 -- Third Wheel · 2:26pm Mar 20th, 2018

Time passes for Bella; Jacob’s given her a way to take her mind off things, so she isn’t nearly as miserable anymore. She’s aware that her behavior is self-destructive, but doesn’t care. Also, days of riding a motorcycle means she actually learns how to ride a motorcycle:

I was getting better with my bike, which meant fewer bandages to worry Charlie. But it also meant that the voice in my head began to fade, until I heard it nore more. Quietly, I panicked.

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Mar
30th
2018

In Which I Suffer Through New Moon: Chapter 14 -- Family · 2:58pm Mar 30th, 2018

Apparently shirtlessness is a symptom of lycanthropy, because the first thing Bella notices about all four of the other members of Jacob’s pack is that they’re void of thoracic covering. Great.

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Mar
31st
2018

In Which I Suffer Through New Moon: Chapter 15 -- Pressure · 3:32pm Mar 31st, 2018

Bella’s still alive by spring break. She’s settled into a comfortable routine of visiting Jacob on weekends, talking with him whenever he has the time. During a dinner at La Push on the first day of spring break, she and Jacob slip out early for some alone time.

He reached over and took my hand. His skin was blazing on mine.

“Is that one of those wolf things?” I asked him. “The heat, I mean.”

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Apr
21st
2018

In Which I Suffer Through New Moon: Epilogue -- Treaty · 2:42pm Apr 21st, 2018

There’s a brief description on how, several weeks later, everything’s back to the way it was before the Cullens left. Charlie’s set visiting hours for Edward and basically put Bella under house arrest, which I find hard to argue with. Bella’s looking at colleges to keep that option open and, apparently, Edward’s already gone to Harvard. If you’ve ever gone to Harvard, why the fuck would you go back to high school, you stupid son of a bitch?!

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Mar
18th
2018

In Which I Suffer Through New Moon: Chapter 8 -- Adrenaline · 12:36pm Mar 18th, 2018

Bella and Jacob start trying out the motorcycles. It doesn’t go so well, mainly because Bella has no clue as to what she’s doing. It’s kind of endearing; it reminds me of when I was learning a manual transmission. Eventually, Bella manages to put it in gear, learns how to change gears, and tries driving it. But as soon as she starts moving, she hears Edward’s voice again, telling her how stupid she’s being. She loses control of the bike, but since she’s barely moving, she’s not too badly

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Mar
22nd
2018

In Which I Suffer Through New Moon: Chapter 10 -- The Meadow · 2:09pm Mar 22nd, 2018

Jacob’s sickness gets worse; according to Billy, he has mono and shouldn’t have visitors for more than a month. To make matters worse for Bella, the phone lines around La Push are acting up, so she can’t call him. Bella, however, is suspicious after looking the disease up online; mono isn’t very infectious and a lot of the symptoms don’t match what Jacob was like before he got sick. Besides, the main way you get mono is by kissing someone else with the virus, and they haven’t been kissing.

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Mar
28th
2018

In Which I Suffer Through New Moon: Chapter 13 -- Killer · 3:40pm Mar 28th, 2018

When we last left Bella, she was thinking about whether or not to tell Jacob about the hunting parties out looking for wolves. He’s her best friend, but she thinks he could be a killer. She’s come to a compromise: warn him about the hunters, but also try to convince him to stop eating hikers. She drives over to Jacob’s house, but Billy says Jacob’s still sleeping. So Bella just bangs open the door as loudly as possible without knocking. However, she changes her tune once she sees Jacob asleep

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Apr
5th
2018

In Which I Suffer Through New Moon: Chapter 18 -- The Funeral · 2:21pm Apr 5th, 2018

Jacob’s come to visit Bella — with Jared and Embry waiting in his car, in case the vampire he smells proves to be hostile. He’s angry even as Bella invites him in, and Bella doesn’t like that.

I locked gazes with first Jared and then Embry — I didn’t like the hard way they eyed me; did they really think I would let anything hurt Jacob? — before I shut the door on them.

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Mar
11th
2018

In Which I Suffer Through New Moon: Chapter 5 -- Cheater · 12:39pm Mar 11th, 2018

A little introspection is amazing. This chapter opens in a similar way to the previous one, with Bella still pining over Edward. But last chapter, she was doing everything she could to avoid thinking about him, so she came off as dull and insufferable. Here, she actually takes stock of her situation and what she should do about it. I still can’t say I sympathize with her — FOUR MONTHS — but I no longer want to beat her head into paste against a wall.

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