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
1984 - George Orwell, Erich Fromm I was incredibly excited when I walked into my first day of British Literature and saw this book on the personal reading list. I’ve been wanting to read this book for years, but we never owned it, and I just never found an excuse to go buy it. But when I finally had one and began it, I was less than thrilled. I was, at first, enthralled with the world building, because I was anticipating something exciting and capturing. However, the farther I got, the more bored I was with Winston’s world and his reaction. I didn’t care about him, and as the story progressed, I cared less and less about everyone else, too. The only part of the book I liked was the very end, where it talked much more about the inside of this controlling world. And while I agree that the political lessons to be learned here are incredible, the story itself was not so much the masterpiece I believed it would be.Read more?