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

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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith

This is actually very different from what I thought it would be. Where I adored Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, I expected this to have a similar style, but it...doesn't. It's written like a biography, which I don't particularly enjoy, because it's riddled with random quotes and passages written "by" Lincoln between Grahame-Smith's own words. I can't step outside myself enough to not be slightly irritated that it's all Grahame-Smith, and putting quotation marks around certain phrases doesn't make it feel any more authentic.


Hand in hand with that is the constant switch between third and first person. It reads more like an essay (I keep looking for the MLA citations, to be honest) rather than a novel, which I just don't like. I mean, I'm enjoying the story itself, but the style it's written in bothers me.


On the plus side, hey look! It's Poe! (: