Thursday, August 18, 2011

Theme Thursday

Theme Thursdays
Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event, hosted byReading 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)

RECREATION (Any spot that you would go for a break – Parks, resorts, even a library ;) )

"They weren't happy about going to a strange hotel with a baby, so when one of their wealthier customers offered them the use of a small cottage in Rye, a place he claimed was much prettier than Hastings, they were delighted to accept."
p117, Secrets, by Lesley Pearse

This is a rather tenuous link to the theme I'm afraid. Secrets is the story of 12-year-old Adele who's younger sister has just been killed, her mother admitted to the mad house, her father doesn't want her and she's ended up in a boarding house for children where she is abused by the woman's husband - so there haven't been many trips to parks or libraries!

This snippet, however, relates to Adele's grandmother, and she's recollecting her honeymoon - surely there would have been a bit of "recreation" occurring then?! ;)


  1. I think your snippet works just fine for the theme! Good job in finding one in such a depressing story....

  2. Oh, I think this snippet illustrates the theme perfectly...I like the idea of the cottage.

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  3. Wow. The book sounds interesting. I think your snippet is just fine. Totally works!

  4. One would hope there would be a little recreation on the honeymoon ^_~ Awesome snippet! The book sounds really good, as well. It might need to find it's way on my TBR pile!

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  5. Great choice. Makes me want to go on a vaca!
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  6. This snippet works great for this week.. A hotel and then a cottage to celebrate your honeymoon is definitely fitting for this theme.

  7. The book sounds interesting! And I think you tied it into the theme JUST fine. :D

  8. Good one! Sounds like a good book.