Thursday, August 18, 2011

Theme Thursday

Theme Thursdays

Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event hosted by Reading Between Pagesthat 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:

RECREATION (Any spot that you would go for a break – Parks, resorts, even a library ;) )


I chose this book in honor of my friend Sid who is going to Disney!  If you have been to Disney, plan to go or just want to  - this book is for you! 



Snodgrass Vacation

Snodgrass Vacation by Dave Conifer

From Good Reads:

An irreverent but hilarious spoof of Disney World and the people who love it...

Dave Jevik wasn't too happy to hear that his wife had scheduled a family vacation to Snodgrass World Resort with the Zandanels. Loudmouth Vinnie is hard to put up with for an hour, let alone a week. But when Vinnie spots wheelchair-bound George Van Morrison in first class on the flight to Florida, the dreaded trip takes on a sense of purpose. Van Morrison claims he was injured at a restaurant owned by Dave's friend back home and the lawsuit has already been filed. Dave and Vinnie just know he's faking it and they have a week at Snodgrass World to save the restaurant by proving it. They'll have to dodge fleets of wheel chairs and scooters long enough to expose him while taking in park attractions like 'Brutal Yet Fun and Lovable Buccaneers' and 'Showcase of Random Allied Countries.' Vinnie's sharp-elbowed wife is indispensable as she leads the way past line-cutters, other people's obnoxious children and the maniac driving the scooter with the on-board colostomy bag. When they befriend a crotchety bartender back at the hotel Dave and Vinnie unexpectedly tap an inside source that just might help them get their man. Anybody who's ever taken a trip to Orlando will recognize most of what they read about in Snodgrass Vacation, a politically incorrect satire of theme park life.






~~~ SEPWAR had been open for hours when we got there so there were no lines to wait in. We knew Van Morrison had finished breakfast ninety minutes earlier so there was no point in hustling over to the Motion Ocean Center to look for him. If he was still in SEPWAR at all, the only way we’d find him would be by random chance. “Can we go in the big ball first?” Kyle asked as we approached the eleven-story geodesic dome after entering the park. “You mean Communication Journey,” his mother corrected. “No, we’ll save that for later when the park’s more crowded. Communication Journey lines move really fast. We should do the most popular rides first. I was thinking Road Kill or Mission Pluto. Those might be the slowest two lines here.” “Pluto!” Kyle yelled. “I tell you what,” Vinnie said. “Everybody give me your ticket. I’ll go get fast passes for Road Kill while you do Mission Pluto. Then we can just walk onto Road Kill afterwards.” “Are you sure?” Marcie asked. “Don’t you want to do Pluto?” “Not really. Especially so close to breakfast. I can’t take that ride.” “Seriously?” I asked. “You’re wimping out?” “Get back to me in an hour, pal, after you come off the ride. I saw you yesterday. You were about to turn Flying Saucers into Flying Sauces. This ride is like Saucers on steroids. You may be singing a different tune.” ~~~ 


Conifer, Dave (2009-10-22). Snodgrass Vacation (pp. 155-157). Kindle Edition. 





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