Thursday, June 30, 2011

Theme Thursday

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

JULY 4th (Celebrations, Independence, Freedom, Flag, Fireworks etc)

For this week you need to choose a snippet that best relates to July 4th. It could be anything that strikes you, but make sure you explain why you chose that particular snippet.

I thought I was going to have a really hard time with this week's theme, but then I remembered a book I picked up recently from Goodwill.  I was pretty sure I could find something about fireworks in a book titled Fireworks Over Toccoa! 

Fireworks Over Toccoa by Jeffrey Stepakoff

"She could hear it whistling as it climbed above the grassy field into which she was walking.  Then, boom-boom, even louder again, and the trail exploded into thousands of beads of light, each one shooting out on its own dazzling trajectory, filling the entire blue and white canvas over the meadow with shimmering silver tinsel. Lily just stood in the field, looking straight up, slowly, reflexively, turning, as the firework continued expanding, engraving the sky."
pg 68


  1. Love fireworks! Great snippet.

    Here's mine:

  2. Love this description in this one!

    My theme post is HERE

  3. I don't think anyone can top this. Fireworks are so much a part of July 4th. The snippet you chose has such wonderful sparkling descriptions. Great choice!

  4. Awww....thanks Kavyen! At first I thought I was going to have a really tough time with this theme. Thankfully I picked this book up because of the pretty cover a couple of weeks ago!!!

  5. Great one! Thanks for following my blog. I'm a new follower of yours! It's wonderful!

  6. Thanks Yvonne! I'm doing my best to build it up, little by little. :)

  7. Thank you for stopping by! Great pick this week, really descriptive! :)