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
True Believer - Nicholas Sparks Nicholas Sparks and I have a serious love-hate (mostly hate) relationship. Honestly, I don’t know why I keep reading his books, because they mostly make me want to throw them across the room/stab the book/curl into a ball and scream, etc. However, seeing as I literally own all his books except for a couple, thanks to frequent Goodwill runs, I really don’t feel like I have much of a choice, except to pick another one up and just…hope for the best.Honestly, I liked True Believer more than I've liked a Sparks book in a long, long time. Although it felt like a re-imagined Message in a Bottle, I really did enjoy the story and the romantic in me thought that some of the interactions between Jeremy and Lexie were cute. However, my biggest issue with these books, which is the selling of lust as love, combined with the fact that I had issues with the timing and one of the main characters just forced me to knock it down from the four star rating I had originally considered. At the end of the day, it was another “just okay” story—but for me, that’s a step up from how I've been feeling about these novels lately.Read more?