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
Halo - Alexandra Adornetto Despite the rating, I didn’t entirely hate this book until about four hundred pages into it. Yes, it was long and unnecessary, with far too many details and intimate descriptions; yes, I found a lot of parts to be completely ridiculous, but it was tolerable. In fact, I found myself laughing a lot of the craziness in here and the lack of structure, so at least I was enjoying it on some level. However, this book struck a chord with me when Adornetto presented a very serious issue with such complete lack of regard and emotion, that I was left shaking with how angry I was; angry and upset. For that alone, I wish I could have given it no stars at all, because it doesn’t deserve even that.Other than that, the writing was amateur and reminded me of sixth and seventh grading English classes; the characters were lackluster and dim, and finally, the plot took four hundred pages to finally introduce itself, and left no room for a proper climax and resolution.Read more?