Thursday, May 5, 2011

Theme Thursday - Female Person

This is a new meme hosted by kavyen at Reading between Pages.. “Theme Thursdays” will be open from one Thursday to the next and anyone can post it. The rules are simple:

* A theme will be posted each week (on Thursdays)
* Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from the current book you are reading
* Post it and don’t forget to mention the author and the title of the book
* It is important that the theme is conveyed in the sentence (you don’t necessarily need to have the word)
* Since we may take a few days to finish a book, this event is open for one whole week

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 - Female Person (Description of a woman/girl)

" Joanie is a walking quilt of triangles and squares. From a flat plane, her hair plummets to her shoulders and is sawn off, a style that suited her in her late twenties. She's close to sixty now with a neck that disappears into her shoulders and no waist. Her legs propel the squares of her body; she does not turn so much as pivot."

p 29/30..........Those Who Come After by Elisabeth Holdsworth


  1. I never heard of this book. Interesting description!

  2. Nice one. Here's mine:

  3. I especially like the first phrase.


  4. This is a great description and makes me want to read the book.

  5. Thinking about it, this snippet could have been used so well for a theme like 'geometry' :) Unique play with words

  6. Wow, what a fabulous description! Now the reader can totally visualize this character.