Thursday, April 21, 2011

Theme Thursday (9)

Theme Thursdays

Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event hosted by Reading Between Pages that will be open from one Thursday to the next. Anyone can participate in it. The rules are simple:
  • A theme will be posted each week (on Thursday’s)
  • Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from the current book you are reading
  • Mention the author and the title of the book along with your post
  • It is important that the theme is conveyed in the sentence (you don’t necessarily need to have the word)
    Ex: If the theme is KISS; your sentence can have “They kissed so gently” or “Their lips touched each other” or “The smooch was so passionate”

This will give us a wonderful opportunity to explore and understand different writing styles and descriptive approaches adopted by authors.

This week’s theme is – WEATHER

The day the rains finally came was like any other, with blistering air coating the canyon in a heavy stillness. By late afternoon, the only thing more suffocating than the air was the dust kicked up by our feet. We were as quiet as the dead, moving from rock to crevice, always watching the paths for a sign of movement. Not even a desert hare emerged from the shade. In a way, we were grateful to be left alone, but it was a haunting reminder of what waited for us in the valley below: a village of deserted streets, of wood and mud houses, and of the slow, creaking swing of the well's empty pail.

Brightly Woven by Alexandra Bracken


  1. Oh, I like that one.

    Here's mine:

  2. I love the cover.


  3. Fab snippet!

  4. Loved the snippet and the cover is beautiful.

    Here's mine:

    New follower :)

  5. What an evocative paragraph and perfect for the theme.

    Here's mine:

  6. Great snippet and awesome cover...

  7. Very lovely, I liked that imagery a lot!

    I chose something from The Vespertine.


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