Thursday, May 24, 2012

Theme Thursday: Friend

Hosted by Reading Between the Pages

  • 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)
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And this week's theme is Friend (buddy, confidant, comrade, etc.).

Here is my selection from The Inn at Lake Devine by Elinor Lipman (p. 11):

That's how it was on Irving Circle and how I was raised: You made the best out of what was within reach, which meant friendships engineered by parents and by the happenstance of housing. I stayed with it because we both had queenly older sisters who rarely condescended to play with us, because Shelley was adopted and I was not, because Shelley had Clue and Life, and I did not.

AND (p. 56):

The night his letter arrived, my parents asked at dinner--a dinner at which I had picked the canned gray button mushrooms out of my mother's pot roast--what it was that was making me and Mr. Berry such fast friends.


Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, I like the snippets...I haven't read this one, but I've enjoyed some other books by Elinor Lipman. Thanks for sharing, and for visiting my blog.

Yvonne said...

I haven't read this one, but they are great snippets!