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

94 of 251 (37%)

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets  - J.K. Rowling

So, this is from that time when books always started out with a great summary of pretty much everything that happened in the last book, which I forgot how completely and totally boring that is when you read them close together. 


And, well, I'm still not sold on Rowling's writing. I just don't like the style, or how distant I still feel from the characters. I just can't immerse myself in it. I know it's a fantasy book, but it feels much too unrealistic. With the movies, I can buy into what happens because it feels real for them--this is different. I don't know how to explain it. I'm trying to get into this one, but so far, the first one was better.


(I can already feel my dislike for Ginny mounting, and she hasn't even really done anything yet.)