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

Death Comes to Pemberley

Death Comes to Pemberley - As a general rule, I don’t use .gifs in my reviews–simply to keep a professional, clean layout that transfers neatly between my blog and GoodReads. But this time, I simply can’t resist.Seriously, though. Don’t let the summary fool you, because it’s not at all what you think it’s going to be. Don’t get me wrong–it was a wonderfully well-written novel, and I’m sure James’ other work is fantastic. However, as a “sequel”, of sorts, to Pride and Prejudice and as a “murder mystery”, it was a terrible, terrible failure. It wasn’t what I was anticipating, nor what I wanted to read, and it had absolutely nothing to do with the characters I already know and love. It’s even more of a shame because James is such a good writer, but I guess that’s the way the dice falls sometimes.Read more?