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 Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald It’s generally a toss up whether I will like a “classic” book or not, especially when I read them for school. At first, Gatsby didn’t really catch my interest, for the first fifty or so pages, because mostly there were introductions and scenes that jumped around quite a bit. Nick, the main character and narrator, felt a little detached from the rest of the plot and, while now that it’s over I appreciate the story being told from an outside perspective, didn’t make much sense with the role he played in the story. However, once it really got down to Gatsby and Daisy’s story, I felt hooked in and I wanted to know more. It ended up being so beautiful and lovely (if a little confusing and jumpy) and is definitely a good read for anybody looking for something light and classic!Read more?