Thursday, June 16, 2011

Theme Thursday

Theme Thursdays
Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event, hosted by Reading Between Pagesthat 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 "shapes"
Wow! This is a tough one, but I've found a snippet I think will fit today's theme:

"When I think of the farm, I think of mud. Lining my husband's fingernails and encrusting the children's knee and hair. Sucking at my feet like a greedy newborn on the breast. Marching in boot-shaped patches across the plank floors of the house."
p49, Mudbound, by Hillary Jordan


  1. That's a good find. I am really enjoying the subtle shapes a lot more than I am my obvious square and triangle ones :-)

  2. Now that's a good one, utilizing the word 'shape' into a word. cool!

  3. That's a great choice for this week's theme and the imagery is wonderful. I know farming and there is definitely lots of mud. Happy reading!

  4. Very smart choice for this week. All your reading helped I guess, I wish I was as innovative with the shapes as some of you are.

  5. Even finding it difficult I believe you chose a great snipet for this theme!
    Good readings!