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 Notebook - Nicholas Sparks I’ve never read nor seen The Notebook before. I do know, however, that it’s supposed to be some epitome of chick flicks/lit, and I expected a lot out of it. Maybe not from the writing itself, because Nicholas Sparks and I kind of have a rough relationship. My ratings for him are all over the map, and I honestly never know how I’m going to like one of his books. I’ve never absolutely hated them and I’ve never absolutely loved them. Which is probably why I decided to take a Nicholas Sparks challenge this year, reading one or two of his books a month.This one, though…I disliked this one the most so far. I couldn’t stand Allie and Noah together or as singular characters (except Noah on occasions). I didn’t really care about the plot, and I definitely didn’t care about Allie and Noah’s long ago, passionate romance. I didn’t enjoy what I was reading until maybe the last twenty pages, and that’s definitely not a sign of a good book. I could have skipped it and not been any worse off. The good news is that now I have no qualms about watching the movie because I have officially read the book.Read more?