“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 [7]-Colors

Theme Thursdays

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 Thursdays)
  • 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.

Theme Thursdays is hosted by Kavyen @ Reading Between Pages.

A tough one this week because I’ve just started reading this one. I had to randomly open a page and scan the paragraphs for any color mentioned. Found one at last!



My mother is forty-five, a few pounds overweight, but the big purple flower doesn’t frighten her off; the sobriety and chic of a uniform beige, on the other hand, would leave her paralyzed with terror.


- Page 212, The Elegance of the Hedgehog by Muriel Barbery


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Ha-Ha, that's a good one! It tells us a bit about the character's personality, too.


Valentina said...

Ooh, I like it.

Here's mine:

kavyen said...

Purple and beige..2 powerful colors and such a wonderful usage of them in your chosen snippet.

fredamans said...

Awesome snippet!


A Simple Love of Reading said...

Great descriptive snip-it this week!

Here's mine: http://simpleloveofreading.blogspot.com/2011/06/theme-thursday-14.html

fredamans said...

I'm having deja vu... I think I read yours already.

The Book Gatherer said...

Great post! Hope you're enjoying The Elegance of the Hedgehog - I found it to be a really sweet story, although it was the cover the first drew me to it!

Tea said...

I've heard this book is good. How big is that "purple flower?"


BookBelle said...

Oh, I like that one! I think I lean towards the big purple flower of life too. I'm not too into beige.

Yvonne said...

Great description!

Lah @ Lazy Girl Reads said...

Ooo! Cool meme, and how random is it that you were able to find a sentence with two colors in it?!