Thalia @ Pictures in the Words

I'm Thalia! I run a book blog called Pictures in the Words and I hope to be an editor for YA fiction. I'm a GoodReads refugee!



Currently Reading

The Martian
Andy Weir
Progress: 31/369 pages
The Letters of J.R.R. Tolkien
J.R.R. Tolkien, Humphrey Carpenter
Progress: 193/432 pages
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
J.K. Rowling
Progress: 43/766 pages
The Children of Húrin
J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
Progress: 313/313 pages

266 of 374 (71%)

The Maze Runner - James Dashner

Yes, I am still reading this book. Yikes.


It's slow going, but it's not terrible. It's honestly my lack of free time that is making this so difficult to get through, but at the same time, sometimes the writing is just too obvious. I feel like I'm being told exactly what Thomas is thinking or feeling at all times, in plain words, and I don't get a chance to see who he is through his mannerisms or other behaviors/expressions/etc. As a reader, I need that kind of detail, and it was totally thrown out with this book. 


I'm still interested in the whole Maze and what it means, but I'm pretty sure I won't figure it out by the end of this book. :/