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
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak What does a person do after reading something like The Book Thief? How do they keep going on, like life is the same as it was before, but it’s just…not? This book has been recommended to me more times than I could possibly count, and finally running off thebooker’s passion, I decided to finally needed to give it a go. This book is one of those rare gems—published in the modern age, but written like a true classic. You don’t run into many books nowadays that speak so clearly, that pull at your very soul, that can be studied in the classroom as pieces of honest-to-goodness literature. But The Book Thief is just that—the best of everything, mingled together into one story. I can’t even remember a time when a book had me sobbing so hard, and even though everyone warned me that I would need tissues, I didn’t foresee plowing through almost a whole role of toilet paper in the last fifty pages. Zusak…he has a way with words. It’s artistic, it’s engaging, it’s beautiful, and it makes you feel. It forces you to care about this world, and although it’s kind of obscure, it’s poetic and downright lovely. And even now, two weeks later, I can’t quite put my love and awe into the proper words. This is the perfect book for those who love reading classics and want to try something modern. This is the perfect book, period. For anyone. For everyone. And if you haven’t read it, I suggest you go find a copy immediately and begin. You seriously won’t regret it.Read more?