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

145 of 326 (44%)

The Lucky One - Nicholas Sparks

Ah, the standard Nicholas Sparks novel.


Army guy: check

Naturally beautiful woman who knows when guys (even married ones!) turn to stare at her: check

Single parent with a son: check

The son is a sweetheart and "not like other kids": check

Crazy ex-somebody or other: check

Woman raised by grandmother because her parents died in a car accident: check

Character followed secret clues to find other character and won't tell them about it: check


"he wasn't like other guys she'd dated": check

Homemade dinner first date: check

Someone is divorced: check

"LOL friend-character, there aren't many single guys my age, that's why I don't date": check


The predictability, mmm. Now all we need is sex-after-lansagna and we're pretty much set.

(Despite all that, I am enjoying this one more than other Sparks novels, but maybe that's just because Zac Efron.)