Thursday, August 25, 2011

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:


The Cowboy and the Vampire

by Clark Hays and Kathleen McFall

“When he was a child, he’d slept under apple trees in an orchard on the ranch, planted back in the days when the stagecoach used to come through.  Lying in a thick bunch of grass, he would stare up through the fruit-heavy branches at the sky and clouds, standing every so often to pick an apple, eating it slowly and savoring the fresh, tart surprise of it.”

Page 248, Kindle Location 2427

As part of The Cowboy and the Vampire virtual book tour, be sure to check back on Saturday for my review of the book, and on Tuesday I will be posting my interview with the authors.  There will also be a giveaway being held by Bewitching Book Tours.  Stop by here to enter, and also check out other blogs on the tour for more chances to win!

Cowboy and the Vampire button


  1. This book looks so oddly wonderful. I love the quote you picked for this theme too, it has me curious.

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  3. comment disappeared. Here goes again!

    I like apple orchards.


  4. Oh, that's a good one! Mine features an apple orchard, too.


  5. Awesome choice! I love the cover. Can't wait to see your review! On my blog today I have an interview with Ann Hite author of Ghost on Black Mountain. I also reviewed it. I think you will find it interesting.

  6. Well done - a perfect quote for this weeks theme.

  7. Hi!
    Sounds like an interesting book. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  8. Wow! That quote was made for today's theme. It sounds so idyllic. My student summers were spent picking apples, although that was hard work!

  9. I went apple picking last year and loved it. What a relaxing time it must be to lie down there and gaze around.

  10. I can almost taste that apple. Luv the writing..

  11. The dog in the header is so pretty. Looks like a dachshund, but not??? What is he or she?

  12. We were so very pleased to see a quote from The Cowboy and the Vampire kick of Theme Thursdays. What an honor!