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
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J.K. Rowling
Progress: 43/766 pages
The Children of Húrin
J.R.R. Tolkien, J.R.R. Tolkien
Progress: 313/313 pages

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Brave New World - Aldous Huxley

First of all, happy new year!!!


Secondly, this book is weird. It's like...I don't know. Like 1984 plus sex. Or the vague mentionings of sex. I'm not really sure what they're talking about half the time, and I'm sincerely wondering when the actual story is going to begin to form itself. (A story that is more than showing us this bizarre world and what it's supposed to represent.)


It's very important to me that books like this have more than just a point or a moral lesson. They need to be booksstories first, and a lesson second. I'm waiting for that.