Thursday, May 19, 2011

Theme Thursday

Theme ThursdaysThis is my first time participating in theme Thursday but I thought this week I'd give it a go.

Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event 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)

This week's theme is "male person". A description of a man/boy

"The wedding guests look upon the cracked, pink lips of Rosie's bridegroom. They look at Rosie's own lips that owe their reddish pinkness to artifice, they think, and not disease. Can Rosie see what they see, they wonder, that her newly made husband's sickness screams out its presence from every pore? Disease flourishes in the slipperiness of his tufted hair; it is alive in the darkening skin, in the whites of the eyes whiter than nature intended, in the violently pink-red lips, the blood beneath fighting to erupt through the broken skin."

p199, The Cracked, Pink Lips of Rosie's Bridegroom
In An Elegy for Easterly, by Petina Gappah


  1. Seems somewhat disturbing...and creepy ;-)

  2. Oh Boy, that gave me the creeps! Love the cover!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! =D

    Nat @ Reading Romances
    Small Blogs, Big Giveaways

  3. Poor guy. It is creepy-sounding, but it must be love if he's got something and she's marrying him.

    Here's mine:

  4. Ooh, kind of creepy...thanks for sharing. And for visiting my blog.

  5. Hi!
    That sounds intriguing and kind of creepy. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  6. Hmmm, I he turning into a vampire? Interesting!

    Mine is from The Rose Without a Thorn, which is a book about Katherine Howard.

  7. Thanks for stopping by! I have to agree on the creepy factor! Great pick!

  8. ooo, scary. and the wedding continues?