“Book collecting is an obsession, an occupation, a disease, an addiction, a fascination, an absurdity, a fate. It is not a hobby. Those who do it must do it. Those who do not do it, think of it as a cousin of stamp collecting, a sister of the trophy cabinet, bastard of a sound bank account and a weak mind.” — Jeanette Winterson




Theme Thursday [5]-Beauty

 

Theme Thursdays, created by Kavyen @ Reading Between Pages 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)
    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.

My participation this week is from The Atonement by Ian McEwan:

 

 

Their sister, who sat between them, with left leg balanced on right knee, was, by contrast, perfectly composed, having liberally applied perfume and changed into a green gingham frock to offset her colouring.

 

- page 11

I supposed perfume is a product of beauty?

7 comments:

Bev Hankins said...

Is she a dark-haired beauty to go with the coloring? Or maybe she has auburn-colored locks?

Here's mine: http://myreadersblock.blogspot.com/2011/04/theme-thursday-beauty.html

Yvonne said...

I haven't read this one yet. Sounds interesting.

BookGirl said...

Ihaven't read the book but I did see the movie. great theme choice and thank you for stopping by my blog

fredamans said...

Sounds lovely!

Sidne,the BCR said...

stopped by to read your theme thursday

kavyen said...

Oh, such an apt snippet. All I could manage was Hair and a braided look at that :)

Stacey Donaldson said...

Great choice! Thanks for stopping by...your blog is lovely!