Wow, it’s Thursday already, and time to spark some creativity by playing Theme Thursdays, hosted by Reading Between Pages.

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 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.

This week’s theme is

LOCATION (reference to the location where the story is happening)


Mine today is from a book that’s been hanging around on my TBR stacks for awhile, but has now graduated to my current reads.


Two Harbors, by Kate Benson, follows one young woman’s bittersweet coming-of-age tale.  Haunting, lush, and lyrical, Benson’s sublimely atmospheric debut novel of a daughter’s quest for the mother who abandoned her and the lover she herself rejected vividly traces the psychic upheaval and emotional breakdown such cataclysmic events portend.

Blue. Cold, and shimmering through the dark.  In reality, just the high school gym—but with the lights dimmed to a wintry sparkle, poster-board seaweed reaching up the walls, it’s easy to pretend you’ve fallen into something magical.  Today is the end of Winter Frolic, the annual Two Harbors fair.  The theme this year, “Beneath the Ice,” has sunk the town past the solid surface of Lake Superior to an arctic exotic underworld, and the daughter looks around with a ten-year-old’s appreciative awe:  silver balloons in bubbly bursts, wispy blue streamers across the windows.

I like the language in this excerpt.  What did you find today?  I hope you’ll stop by….

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