Thursday, July 21, 2011

Theme Thursdays (July 21)

Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event, hosted by, that will be open from one thursday to the next. Anyone can participate in it. The rules are simple:
  • 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)
Ex: If the theme is KISS; your sentence can have “They kissed so gently” or “Their lips touched each other” or “The smooch was so passionate”
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:

SMILE (Laugh, Grin, Giggle, Guffaw, etc)

Here is mine:

Inside Threat (Riley Covington, #4)
Then Gooey's face broke into a wide grin. "Aughhhh, I got you! What a bunch of suckers, making it that easy! Go on, pay up!" (page 95)
Inside Threat
by Jason Elam & Steve Yohn

Synopsis (from

After taking two football seasons off, Riley Covington is attempting to make a comeback in the league while trying to forget Khadi Faroughi, now on security detail for a prominent senator. 

But a new attack turns both of their lives upside down yet again. During a state funeral, terrorists overrun the National Cathedral and take senators, congressmen, and their entourages hostage, including Khadi. This new generation of The Cause is made up of homegrown terrorists—an inside threat to the security of the nation. They release most of the hostages, but not all. Several, including Khadi, are kept behind as significant bargaining chips.

The Cause pledges to behead one member of Congress each day throughout the month of Ramadan as a punishment for their own country’s rejection of Islam. Despite the protests of Counter-Terrorism Division director Scott Ross, Riley races to CTD armed with a plan and a fierce determination to rescue Khadi at all costs.

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  1. I have never finished a book that is on or has football. I tend to shy away from them. Grin's are nice though. ;-)

  2. I like the grin...I can visualize the character.


  3. Ah, I was waiting on someone to 'Grin' today :) This sounds like an episode of 24, maybe because I am doing a lot of catch up this week on my previous series of 24

  4. Nice pick for this week!

    Here's mine:

  5. New follower. That was interesting. I don't think I have ever read a football type book. I will be interested in your review.


  6. Hi!
    Sounds intriguing. Have a great day!

    Just Books

  7. Hmm, I wonder what the bet was over.

    My theme post is HERE

  8. Awesome! Reading it made me smile!

    Btw, I *love* your blog design!

    Here's mine:

    sinn @ sinnful books

  9. stopping by to read your theme sentence. I do love your pleasant blog layout and decor
    mine at:

  10. Hmmm, wonder what they were suckers for?

    Thanks for stopping by and following!