Thursday, August 4, 2011

Theme Thursday: Location

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*A theme will be posted each week on Thursday
*Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from your current book 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
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This week's theme is Location.

Here's mine from "The Supper at Elsinore" a short story in Seven Gothic Tales by Isak Dinesen:

Upon a corner of a street of Elsinore, near the harbor, there stands a dignified old gray house, built early in the eighteenth century, and looking down reticently at the new times grown up around it. Through the long years it has been worked into a unity, and when the front door is opened on a day of north-north-west the door of the corridor upstairs will open out of sympathy. Also when you tread upon a certain step of the stair, a board of the floor in the parlor will answer with a faint echo, like a song.


Shirley @ My Bookshelf said...

I love the images your quote evokes! Terrific example of Location!

Mine is mapped out here.

Lucy (The Secret Life of Books) said...

This is a brilliant example of more subtle locations. I really enjoyed this weeks theme! Thanks for stopping by blog :)

Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow, a thoroughly engaging and descriptive excerpt that illustrates the theme perfectly.

Thanks for visiting my blog.

Anonymous said...

Oooh, I love the sound of that quirky house! Would love to pay it a visit!
Many thanks for stopping by my blog :o)

Cat said...

I like your choice - has a very gothic tone to it.

Happy reading!

Yvonne said...

That's a great one!