Thursday, 4 August 2011

Theme Thursday

Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event, hosted by Reading Between Pages 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 weeks theme is LOCATION

I'm currently reading The Endless Forest by Sara Donati and location is actually quite a significant theme in this book. The author is constantly referring to Paradise and the wilderness surrounding the town. I could easily have picked a paragraph describing Paradise but I though I'd go from something a little different. This extract is about Elizabeth seeking her son Daniel.

Elizabeth stood in the soft spring sunlight and considered. Daniel might be helping Callie or working with Ethan; he might have gone to call on one of his student's families, or he could have gone home to the small house he had built for himself in the strawberry fields, an hour's walk up Hidden Wolf. A walk she would not have hesitated to undertake even a few years ago. A walk she would have enjoyed, because it was her favourite time of year in the endless forests, when small things woke up and reached out.
Page 168.


  1. What a lovely excerpt! It places the reader right into the setting....


  2. Ya Sara Donati really has a gift for doing that. it is why I love her books so much.

  3. Oh that one's lovely and descriptive. I can just see the little house set among the strawberry fields!

  4. Interesting. Nice choice.

  5. I really like the way this snippet flows. Awesome choice!

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  6. A lovely snippet from a great book - hope you're enjoying it.

  7. Wonderfully descriptive snippet.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  8. Your snippet is an excellent example of the importance of "location" in a novel. This one not only describes the current location, but introduces several others, broadening the reader's perspective of location. Excellent choice!

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  9. Oooh! Who wouldn't want a little house in the strawberry fields! Very nice.

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