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 Devil Wears Prada - Lauren Weisberger This is one of those very rare cases where the movie is simply better than the book. Like…a lot better. So much better that it’s incomprehensible, in fact.To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much–definitely not a ground-breaking book that deserves to be on a bestseller list. But still, I was expecting to feel like I was at least reading the same story and not a new one entirely. The characters were all stiff and flat, the writing was poor and the editing was absolutely horrendous, and this wasn’t even funny–not even a little bit. I was heaving sighs and rolling my eyes and was tempted, on more than one occasion, to just chuck this book across the room and put myself out of my misery. It was absolutely beyond lame, and not worth the then hours I spent reading it. This is definitely one of my favorite movies, but the book? Skip it.Read more?