Welcome to another Theme Thursdays, hosted by Reading Between Pages, in which we “spark” our creativity by discovering themes in the books we’re reading.

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

TREES (Plants/Greenery )


Today I’m sharing from a book on my list for next week.  Rock Bottom, by Erin Brockovich, is a fictional tale from the woman who fought PG&E and won.

In this excerpt, the character has come back to her home town, where unpleasant events had transpired.  She is headed to her grandmother’s house:

Gram Flora’s house was across the hollow, on the edge of town, as far away from the coal mine as you could get.  Situated in the middle of a twenty-acre apple orchard that had been in my grandfather’s family, the Hightowers, for generations, it had always been my safe haven.  p. 9


What excerpts did you discover today?  I hope you’ll pop in and share.


16 thoughts on “THURSDAY SPARKS — THEMES — AUGUST 25

  1. The apple orchards remind me of when we use to go apple picking in the fall. The mention of the coal mines took me back to my Grandma’s house. I could picture my Granddaddy coming home with the coal dust still on him. Thanks for the memory prick. 🙂

    Thank you for stopping by. I just got the new cover for Ghost on Black Mountain, if your interested. I like both of them. If you get a chance to stop back let me know which you like.


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