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

New Moon (Twilight Saga, Book 2)

New Moon - Stephenie Meyer Don’t look so shocked! New Moon is nearly the most universally hated book of all time, even among Twilight lovers. Mainly because Bella is criticized a whole lot in this book for her behavior over certain events and her reactions to the things that happen to her. I looked very carefully at Bella’s character all through reading this and I was surprised by what I found–Bella acted like a grown up. And, for the first time, I understood her better than I’ve understood any character ever, on a very personal level. I knew her feelings and why she thought the things she did and why she did the things she did. And, on top of that, I really enjoyed all the characters (not just some of them), and I had fun getting to know them and learning about them, watching them grow. I enjoyed myself, and I connected to Bella on a personal level, even though it was sometimes hard and painful to watch and experience through her shoes. And, as an emotional reader, I appreciated that. I think Meyer actually did a really good job on this book, and I wish I could see how people hate this book so much. I wasn’t expecting to like it when I reread it, but…I did. I surprised myself by liking it more than Twilight. I honestly wasn’t expecting much when I started this, but…I’m pleasantly surprised.Read more?