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

312 of 396 (79%)

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith

It picked up a bit from the beginning, although I'm still not a fan of the style. However, the writing is good, and it certainly sells you (mostly) on its being a biography. There are still some places where the dialogue outside of Lincoln's own journal entries is too precise for me to believe the narrator wrote it/pieced together exactly what was said. That's the problem with this selling as a biography-type story, because you need dialogue in a story like this, but the style makes it so unbelievable.


I think I'm leaning on about three stars right now, because I don't hate it, but I don't love it either.