Theme Thursday [1]–Touch

Here’s a new weekly meme I am joining this week.

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 will be from The Invisible Bridge by Julie Orringer. I have just finished this book last night @ 12am and am currently working on the review.

The men sat in silence, watching. Barna stood still for a long time, seeming to wage an inner battle; his color changed from red to purple to white. The general stood beside him with his arms crossed over his chest. There was no way for him to disobey. The elder man held unquestionable military superiority. Barna stepped down off the dais and marched toward Andras. He paused in front of him, and, with a medicine-swallowing grimace, extended a hand. Andras sent the general a look of gratitude and took Barna’s hand. But no sooner had his own hand touched Barna’s than Barna spat in his face and slapped him with the hand Andras had touched

- page 506


Paula said…
great teaser and great blog am now a follower
Shirley said…
Wow! That is a great "Touch" moment!! Here's mine:
Cat said…
Ouch! That's a great excerpt and hands seem to be the popular choice so far.

Mine is here -

I've joined your followers too
Bev Hankins said…
That's quite a response to a hand shake!

Here's mine:
kavyen said…
Looks like medicine swallowing grimace dint do too much good. Thanks for participating.. Great theme thursday for a start!
Soooz Burke said…
That's a very interesting selection.

Here's mine: