Thursday, October 13, 2011

Theme Thursday

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:

SYNONYMS(Pick 2 snippets that have a synonym i.e. if one sentence has KID the other should have CHILD or BABY or INFANT etc.)

The Iron Queen by Julie Kagawa

Anger burned, flaring up after each swat, each effortless smack that left my skin tingling with failure. He wasn’t being fair. He had years, decades even, of swordplay, and he wasn’t even giving me a chance.”

“Finally, my temper snapped. After desperately fending off a series of blindingly quick thrusts, I received a swat to my backside that ignited a rage.”

“‘There,’ he murmured in a voice of weary satisfaction. ‘That’s what I was looking for.”  Though still angry, I stopped fighting him. My senses buzzed and I held myself rigid in his arms. ‘What?’ I snarled. ‘Me to get so pissed I wanted to stab you in the eye?’”

Pages 90-91


  1. awesome choice this week, nailed it!

  2. Ha! Lots of wrath, belligerence, and antagonism in that passage! I absolutely love your adorable header!

    Here's my choice:

  3. You found all kinds of synonyms!

    Here's mine:

  4. Wow, you got all the words. Anger, rage, angry and pissed off. I dint even know we find so many words.... Excellent!!