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
A Walk to Remember - Nicholas Sparks I kept jumping between three and four stars on this before I finally settled on the four. This wasn’t anything like I expected it to be; I was determined to wait on seeing the movie before I read the book, but about a year ago, my sister-in-law had her way with me and we finally watched it together. I loved it, so unfortunately, my image of the movie was a little tainted going in, by what I knew about the film. The two are completely different stories with the same basic plot line. However much I loved the movie, this book was special in its own way. I wasn’t very captured by Landon’s narrative, as he wasn’t the most emotional of narrators, and you felt like he was relaying a flashback, rather than living in the story–but the ending had me so held in its grip, and the tears were streaming down my face, and I knew that I loved the book. A book that makes me react that way doesn’t deserve a “just okay” rating.Read more?