Welcome to Theme Thursdays, hosted by Reading Between Pages.  In this meme, we get to spark some creativity by exploring the 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.

Thanks all for the brilliant suggestions. Please do keep pouring them in as and when you want to. Cristina from The Alaskan Book Cafe suggested schools since all the kids are going back to school now and I thought that would be a cool theme .. so this week’s theme is

SCHOOL (Anything related to school – teachers, students, children, books, desks, boards, pens etc )


I thought I was going to have to search indefinitely in the book I chose…since it’s a suspense thriller.

But here on p. 9, I found it!  The book I’m spotlighting is Darkness, My Old Friend, by Lisa Unger.


This excerpt follows a section in the book that explores the “night terrors” that the character, Jones Cooper, is experiencing.  His wife has her own theories about them.

His wife believed it had something to do with Ricky’s leaving.  “A child heading off for college is a milestone.  It’s natural to reflect on the passing of your life,” she’d said.


What did the rest of you find today?  Come on by and share…please!

10 thoughts on “THURSDAY SPARKS — THEMES! — SEPT. 1

  1. I love this quote you picked and specially because it was least expected in a book of this genre. I just put a hold on this book in my library, I think I will like it. Are you enjoying it so far?


    • I couldn’t believe I found the theme so early in this book! Yes, I like that down-to-earth explanation for the night terrors. Although I suspect there’s a lot more to it! Thanks for stopping by, Kavyen.


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