Thursday, May 5, 2011

Theme Thursday: For the Girls

Hosted by Reading Between the Pages

*A theme will be posted each week on Thursday
*Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from the current book you are reading that features the theme
*Post it and don't forget to mention the author and title of the book
*Event is open for the whole week
*Link back to Reading Between the Pages

This week's theme is Female Person [description of a woman/girl]. Here is my contribution from No Wind of Blame by Georgette Heyer (pp 1-2). It's rather long, but I couldn't resist giving you the full flavor.

She was a large woman, who had enjoyed, in youth, the advantages of golden hair, and a pink-and-white complexion. Time had committed some ravages with both of these adjuncts, but lavish use of peroxide and the productions of a famous beauty specialist really worked wonders. If the gold of Ermyntrude's carefully waved hair was a trifle metallic, the colour of her cheeks was all and more than it ever had been. Artificial light was kinder to her than the daylight, but she never allowed this tiresome fact to worry her, applying her rouge each morning with a lavish yet skilled hand which recalled the days when she had adorned the front row of the chorus; and touching up her lashes with mascara, or (in her more dashing moments) with a species of vivid blue that was supposed to deepen the perfectly natural blue of her eyes.


Sophia said...

Brilliant! I love Georgette Heyer but I haven't read this one...yet!

Tea said...

Hahaha, that's great. I can see her with peroxided hair and her looks better under artificial lighting. That's too much. It is Georgette Heyer's writing. I luved it.

Ok, I'm in for Theme Thursday. Have to look for a good one in my book. Thanks for starting a new meme.

Soooz Burke said...

I'm so glad you are recovering well. Georgette Heyer has long been a favorite of mine.

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Yvette said...

I've read a few Georgette Heyers, mostly her mysteries and liked them very much. I always mean to begin reading her of these days I will. I think I've only ever read one.

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Cat said...

I love that description - so easy to imagine. Georgette Heyer is such fun - hope you're enjoying the book.

Playing Librarian said...

Love the description, perfect for this week's theme. Thanks for commenting on mine earlier =)

Yvonne said...

Very descriptive - perfect for this theme.

fredamans said...

Awesome snippet!

kavyen said...

This is really a great description.. So detailed

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

I haven't read this author yet, but now I want to do so! Great description.