Thursday, November 17, 2011

Theme Thursday: Character Description

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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
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This week's theme is Character Description

Here's mine from: Savage Beauty: The Life of Edna St. Vincent Millay by Nancy Milford (p. 271):

[Edna St. Vincent Millay wore] a robe of gold and bronze and green and her voice was a bronze bell as she read. Back and forth she moved, slender, by turn gay and grave, pompous and flippant. Her robe, because it was traced with gold threads woven into its pattern, whispered and chimed faintly against the floor. If Miss Millay had not been a poet she could easily have been an actress...
[She was a] swiftly moving, bronze-gold figure, so slender, so competent, at times exquisitely unreal.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, now I really want to read this book! Great description....

And thanks for visiting my blog.

Lady In Read said...

wow, love the description and the cover too.. guess i should add this as well to my TBR list (must be a mile long now!) and thanks for visiting...

Landslide said...

Lovely snippets!
Thanks for visiting my blog.

Yvonne said...

This is a wonderful snippet!