Thursday, October 6, 2011

Theme Thursday

I'm back! Sorry I've been gone for the last week.  I went to Boston for a trip with my book club friends, and I'm such a procrastinator that I didn't get any posts ready beforehand.  Now I have to play catch up with both my reading and reviews. I'll try to get some pictures of Boston up too.  So, on to Theme Thursday now!

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:

ANTONYMS (Pick 2 snippets that have an opposite i.e. if one sentence has OPEN the other should have CLOSE)

My two snippets are from The Iron King by Julie Kagawa. I'm about halfway through this book so far, and I'm really enjoying it! Can't wait to find out what happens next in this series.

The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

"Ash stood between me and the chimera, his sword unsheathed. The blade glowed an icy-blue, wreathed in frost and the monster whirled on him, he flung his hand out, and the chimera shrieked as a flurry of glistening ice shards ripped into its hide."
Kindle Location 2310

"Then the dragon's head came up, steam billowing from its jaws, and blasted a stream of liquid fire at the fey surrounding it. The molten spittle covered several of its attackers, who screamed and fell to the ground, thrashing wildly as the flesh melted from their bones."
Kindle Location 2318


  1. creepy!!
    Can't wait to see your thoughts and reviews on Iron King

  2. I loved this series! Great pick for this week! :)

  3. Wow! That is an awesome choice! Impressive! Welcome back.

  4. Oh, this one sounds very exciting! Thanks for sharing.

    I went to Boston once years ago, and still remember it so fondly. It was in the fall, too. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

  5. Great Theme choice! The Iron King is great - hope your enjoying it. Happy Reading! :)

  6. Lots of action going on there. Great choice for the week!

  7. Wow! Sounds like an action packed read!
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  8. Exciting snippets and looks like a lot is happening. Waiting for your Boston pics... have always wanted to make a trip :(

  9. Very exciting...icy blue and liquid fire!

    Here's mine: