Thursday, March 24, 2011

Theme Thursday- Building


Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event hosted by Reading Between the Pages. 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)

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   BUILDING

This week my theme comes from A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens (pg. 23)
A Tale of Two Cities
"The air around the houses was of so strong a piscatory flavor that one might have supposed sick fish went p to be dipped in it, as sick people went down to be dipped in the sea." 



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9 comments:

The Book Gatherer said...

You're very clever the way you pull out quotes to match the Thursday theme. I think I'd probably read right past them then when it came time to find a suitable quote, not be able to. Hope you're enjoying A Tale of Two Cities - I think I need to find myself a Dickens' challenge!

Marla said...

Oooh, you don't see the word "piscatory" used very often these days. Nice selection!

Thanks for stopping by Starting the Next Chapter. I've added yours to the blogs I'm following. Happy reading!

A Simple Love of Reading said...

Great pick! Thank for stopping by!

Ellie said...

Wow! That sentence woke up my nose!

If you want, you can read my "Building" HERE

Cat said...

Not a place to linger in long!

Great sentence - happy reading!

BookBelle said...

OOh, Dickens, very industrious of you.

Landslide said...

Great sentence! But definetely not a place I'd like to visit...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.

Sharon said...

You can count on dickens! What a wonderfully descriptive sentence!

Mine is here:
http://abookwormsblog1.blogspot.com/2011/03/theme-thursday.html

kavyen said...

Sick Fish and Sick people? Who would have thought this would have come on this week's theme. Wonderful choice!

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