Good morning!  Welcome to another Thursday event, in which we spark some creativity and dig into the books we’re reading for our Thursday Themes, hosted by Reading Between Pages ; or explore our thoughts and feelings about bookish topics in Booking Through Thursday.

Our themes give us a wonderful opportunity to explore and understand different writing styles and descriptive approaches adopted by authors.

Today’s Theme:


This week’s theme is very related to the ear – any action that you do with your ear.

listen, anything else you can come up with the ear’s actions :) etc.


Today I’m excerpting from a book I just finished reading:  How to Eat a Cupcake, by Meg Donohue.

Free-spirited Annie Quintana and sophisticated Julia St. Clair come from two different worlds. Yet, as the daughter of the St. Clairs’ housekeeper, Annie grew up in Julia’s San Francisco mansion and they forged a bond that only two little girls oblivious to class differences could—until a life-altering betrayal destroyed their friendship.

A decade later, Annie bakes to fill the void left in her heart by her mother’s death, and a painful secret jeopardizes Julia’s engagement to the man she loves. A chance reunion prompts the unlikely duo to open a cupcakery, but when a mysterious saboteur opens up old wounds, they must finally face the truth about their past or risk losing everything.


Theme Snippet  (Annie has just arrived at the St. Clair residence for a catering job, and is greeted by Mrs. St. Clair):  “Oh, thank goodness it’s just you!”  she rasped into my ear.  “I nearly died when I heard the doorbell.  I’m sure you haven’t forgotten that early guests are as welcome as the plague in this home.”


Booking Through Thursday Prompt:

“If you had to pick only 5 books to read ever again, what would they be and why?”


That’s a tough one!  I don’t think I can name individual books, unless, of course, it’s the copy of Gone with the Wind sitting on my office coffee table waiting to be reread; or perhaps Rebecca, waiting there for the same reason.  Those two books I read in high school and recall loving them.  I wonder if I would feel the same now?  Curiosity would draw me to read them again.  Or nostalgia.

I would love to reread anything by Jodi Picoult; or perhaps Marge Piercy, who symbolized a time of feminist consciousness in my life.  I might choose something by Maeve Binchy, because she makes me feel cozy.


What about the rest of you?  Did you think of those very special books, or did you struggle with this one?

This is a question like the one we had a few weeks ago:  do you like good writing or a good plot?  Impossible…lol




    1. Oh, if you read the cupcake book, you’ll be salivating; the cupcakes are described in great detail! Thanks for stopping by, Aspen. I have a couple of yet unread Binchy books on my stacks. Time for a cozy read.


  1. I didn’t play along today, but, I would probably take the Bible, and I did like GWTW, maybe Jane Eyre, Emma, by Jane Austen, just to keep myself entertained with short stories a Chicken Soup Book.

    Have a great reading day.


  2. I like the name of the book…If someone asks me how I should eat a cupcake I would just say GOBBLE it 🙂 I like your answers for Booking through Thursday though I will have a tough time selecting just 5. If I had the time surely there are tonnes of books I would pick.


    1. Oh, I doubt that I would be able to actually choose only five. Thanks for stopping by, Kavyen; the cupcake book has a few parts with interesting descriptions of ways to eat the cupcake. One description was the kind where you really savor it.


  3. Thanks so much for popping in to my Theme Thursday post on Soooz says Stuff. I appreciate the support and your kind words about my autobiography.

    GWTW remains one of my all time favorite books. I even hunted down the made for television copy of “Scarlett” the ‘sequel’ to the original movie, with Timothy Dalton as Rhett. The storyline was marvelous…the acting..oh dear! Can’t have everything. Besides I don’t envy ANY actors attempting to reprise Scarlett and Rhett.
    You have a new follower.


    1. Oh, thanks for stopping by and following my blog, Suzannah…I saw that movie Scarlett, too. I think I read the book as well.

      I’m very eager to reread GWTW, since it’s been many, many years since I read it last.

      It’s great to reprise the books of our past….


    1. Oh, I know! Even after I’d made these choices, I would see others (while visiting blogs) that should have made the list. Five definitely is too short a list.

      Thanks for stopping by, Joy, and enjoy your weekend.


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