THURSDAY SPARKS: THEMES & BOOKING THROUGH THURSDAY — AUGUST 30

Welcome to another day of bookish delight, as we celebrate two events.

Theme Thursdays, hosted by Reading Between Pages, is all about finding themes in the books we read and enjoying the writing styles of the authors we explore.

Booking Through Thursday is like a conversation amongst bloggers in response to a prompt issued each week.

Come on by and join in the fun!

Theme Thursdays :

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

The theme for this week is

DRIVE , Driver, Driven, Drove

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I’m almost finished reading Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch, by Haywood Smith, a story about a woman returning home after thirty years away.

Blurb:  Linwood Breedlove Scott’s life has officially hit rock bottom. Her husband of thirty years has run off with a stripper. The IRS has taken everything but her coffee table. And her hot flashes are four-alarmers. The only thing that could make being flat-broke and fifty any worse is having to crawl home to her parents’ house in Mimosa Branch, Georgia…which is exactly where she’s headed.

Lin’s barely prepared for the loony bin that greets her, from her controlling, eighty-year-old mother and shockingly blunt father to her long-suffering Aunt Glory and her deranged Uncle Bedford who is convinced a cannibal lives under the furniture. Nor is she ready for the instant love-hate attraction she feels for her handsome new next-door neighbor. Trying to navigate her way through the second act of her life with nothing more than a prepaid calling card, a broken heart, and plenty of Prozac, Lin’s about to discover that it’s never too late for old friends, new romance, the ties of family, and a second chance to survive it all on the road to becoming the person you were always meant to be…

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Snippet:  So that Thursday, the day after the Fourth of July, I took the slow, scenic route through Mimosa Branch.  Driving into the old business district, I was struck that my hometown seemed to have come up in the world at least as far as I had come down. p. 1

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Booking Through Thursday:

Do you find yourself thinking that the books you read would be good on film? Do you wish the things you watched on TV or in the movies were available as book?

Some really can’t be converted, of course, but some definitely can (and it’s not always the ones you think will work). There’s something to be said for different forms of media, but a good story is universal … or is it??

Good questions….I do often think of how I would love to see a book on film. Recently, I read Gone Girl, (click title for review) and I would definitely love to see it on the big screen.  What a thrilling film it would make.

I also finished reading The Meryl Streep Movie Club, and could already visualize the characters, the setting, and the drama at the theater.

I don’t usually think of films and wishing they were books…but if I thought of it some more, I’ll bet I could come up with some!

What about the rest of you?

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20 thoughts on “THURSDAY SPARKS: THEMES & BOOKING THROUGH THURSDAY — AUGUST 30

  1. I’m a very visual reader, which means I always automatically picture how things would look and this usually takes the form of a movie. But sometimes I really don’t like movie adaptations because they only care about the money they could make and not the book! Thanks for sharing 🙂
    My Thursday Answer
    Juli @ Universe in Words

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  2. The one book I enjoyed watching the movie to, was “We Bought The Zoo” I read the book first, and watched the movie later. I enjoyed both, but was glad I read the book first.

    Thanks for the visit today. I need to go check up on both these books, like I don’t have enough books on my TBR pile already!

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