“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

11 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

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

Here's MY THURSDAY MEMES POST

Valentina said...

Ooh, I like it.

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

kavyen said...

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

fredamans said...

Awesome snippet!

http://fredasvoice.blogspot.com/2011/06/theme-thursdays-colors.html

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!
http://thebookgatherer.blogspot.com/2011/06/theme-thursday.html

Tea said...

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

http://readwithtea.blogspot.com

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?!