Thursday, September 15, 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:

FEELING(Happiness, sadness, surprise, etc )

Damned by Nancy Holder and Debbie Viguie

"If the resistance fighters like us lose the trust of humanity, we lose everything. The hunters of Salamanca need a victory. Something that can make everyone feel like there's hope. We need it for the people looking to us for salvation. We need it for ourselves. to remind us that we can fight and win together as a team."

Pages 5-6 of ARC copy

"There were so many things he couldn't give Jenn, and it made him feel powerless and ashamed. The least he could do was offer his own life in place of hers, should such a moment arise."

Page 8 of ARC copy

Look for my review of Damned and an interview with the authors on Saturday. For a review of book one, Crusade, click HERE.


  1. Very powerful excerpts. An array of feelings that make me want to read this book.


  2. two of the worst feelings one could feel... powerless and ashamed! Good pick this week!

    P.S. thanks for introducing me to this meme, very fun!

  3. I so pictured you in the second one. The minute I read Jenn I put your face on it. So the hunky guy is offering up his own life for you. Awesome! LOL
    You chose some good snippets - they are loaded with feeling.

  4. stopping by to read your thursday theme. both of your selections are interesting, especially the one that feels powerless and ashamed.

  5. Very good selections! Got me interested.

    Here's mine:

  6. Some very strong feeling expressed in both those snippets. Great choices.