Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- December 2021

A side note but COVID is really pro-reading. So I’ve trumped my revised reading goal of 20 books by 9 books this year which is definitely a first since I created a goodreads profile back in 20116. Anyway, below is all the fiction I’ve read since September, grouped by the genre as per usual.  Fantasy: Continue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- December 2021”

Broadening Horizon Reads- 2021

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell  What impressed me most about this book was that it was not just a gimmick, the unusual form of the novel (or rather how the 6 short stories were presented) really cemented the theme. The other main note I had regarding this was that it was supposed to fill theContinue reading “Broadening Horizon Reads- 2021”

Craft/Curiousity Reads of 2021

The Help by Kathryn Stockett I picked this up because there was a breakdown of this book in one chapter of Larry Brooks’ Story Physics. So I was hoping that by reading the actual novel first and identifying the key structural moments and then turning back to Brooks’ chapter it would enrich my understanding ofContinue reading “Craft/Curiousity Reads of 2021”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- September 2021

Fantasy:  Blue Moon Rising by Simon R. Green I came to this book via the second book in this series with a completely different set of cast and I think I prefer the next book better because it’s more my cup of tea in term of the genre blending in fantasy with mystery (I actuallyContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- September 2021”

TBR for the rest of this year

Apparently I’m down to the last 4 slots of my 20 books quota but somehow I get the feeling I might do another set of extensions out. I’m now reading book 2 of a fantasy trilogy by an Australian author and the Twilight of the Gods by Scott Oden, at the same time. I’ve alsoContinue reading “TBR for the rest of this year”

Memorable Sleuths

For a change, I’m going to blog about my second genre in reading today. And here in this post I’m going to list out all of the sleuths that are memorable in my minds (I just can’t pick my favourite so I’m going with the bundles of them that stands out to me, in noContinue reading “Memorable Sleuths”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- June 2021

I’m really going well with reading this year thanks to COVID and I’ve updated my goodreads goal to 20. Opening up 8 more slots. Anyway, below is my summary of reading done since March, by rough genre as defined by me.  Literary fiction:Cloud Atlas by David MitchellThis is a bit different from my usual genreContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- June 2021”

Subgenres of Fantasy

If you thought from the title that this is going to be a Wikipedia-like post on the different sub-genres of fantasy, then unfortunately, that’s not what I’m going to write about today. Instead, I’m going to write about a potentially unpopular opinion I have about the sub-genres of fantasy. Which is that I’m not quiteContinue reading “Subgenres of Fantasy”