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
Things Fall Apart - Chinua Achebe This is the last book I will ever read for school. Well, in high school, at least.Please excuse me while I take a minute to celebrate.[…]Well, this book isn’t exactly what I was expecting–but I wasn’t expecting much, so I guess that’s okay. I was speaking with my friend who is in another one of the AP English classes at my school, and she told me that this book reminded her a lot of The Alchemist by Paulo Coehlo–which I totally, undeniably loved and adored. So I was rather excited to pick this up, and I even finished several days ahead of my class. I was only supposed to be through chapter ten by tomorrow, but I was so engrossed in the story that I just couldn’t stop! It wasn’t perfect, and I wouldn’t call if flawless–nor would I put it on the same level as The Alchemist. I had issues with some of the messages portrayed through the main character, but on the whole, I really did enjoy this book. It was an interesting and decent read, and the world building was astounding. Achebe, of course, knows his stuff because he was born and raised in an African tribe similar to the one depicted here (if not exactly the same). I loved learning about the culture, and even though it was frustrating sometimes, this is one I would definitely recommend.Read more?