TBR for 2023

For my Oriental fantasy reading this year, I’m reading book 1 of the Poppy War series which is available in audiobook format.  On fantasy, I might read the Essex Serpent which I had put down as a historical fiction/fantasy. But other than that, I’m short on ideas. My library always gives me pages of stuffContinue reading “TBR for 2023”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- December 2022

Back to more of a balance between fantasy and mystery this quarter. Fantasy  The Spellwright Trilogy by Blake Charlton This is basically a standalone trilogy starring three different protagonists. I liked book 1- for a fantasy, the prophecy thing that surrounds the protagonist was twisted a couple of times making this a bit fresh andContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- December 2022”

Moonlake’s Movie Discoveries (2)

I am now making my way across the family section of kidsmovies.io. My weekly routine now is such that Thursdays and Saturdays are my movie days and I’m watching people/humanoid main characters on Thursdays and animal main characters on Saturdays. I’m not really an animal person in general but a bunch of Chinese online novelsContinue reading “Moonlake’s Movie Discoveries (2)”

Craft and Curiousity Reads- 2022

Paradise by Toni Morrison The original intention was for me to study the omniscient POV with the Bluest Eye and this book by the same author was not written in that same POV. But what the author has managed to do is that even though each chapter is seemingly named for a single character, itContinue reading “Craft and Curiousity Reads- 2022”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- September 2022

Before we get to the good stuff, I’ve apparently already finished 31 books this year. Woohoo! And my gaming group has finally come back together after a long hiatus and we are running a Shadowrun game so I’m reading quite a fair bit of the novels in that setting to get up to speed. FantasyContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- September 2022”

Broadening Horizon Reads 2022

Children of the Corn by Stephen King He certainly has a very economical way of writing that suits his genre. But personally I tend to favour longer prose with a bit of flair so I’m not quite sure what I’m taking away from it in terms of technique. As for the horror genre, I don’tContinue reading “Broadening Horizon Reads 2022”

Audiobooks- new uncharted waters

I think it was late last night but someone threw up a link to scientific research on how reading physical books and listening to audiobooks activate the same region in the brain whereas reading ebooks activates a different region. That coupled with my interest in Fionavar Tapestry by Guy Gavriel Kay which is only availableContinue reading “Audiobooks- new uncharted waters”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- June 2022

Fantasy Labyrinth Gate by Kate Elliott I actually spent a long while foraging through my local library website before I settled on this. I do like the setup where each chapter is named for a tarot card but I only like the story so-so. I guess this is more of a romance-fantasy (portal fantasy withContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- June 2022”

Moonlake and Historical fiction

So historical fiction is my third genre but it is often solely neglected because: 1) I just haven’t really found a comfort author to stick to and for the majority of my life, I have been sticking to comfort authors; 2) I don’t have a personal interest in history so much. Rather, I feel historyContinue reading “Moonlake and Historical fiction”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- March 2022

Fantasy:  The Liveship Traders Trilogy by Robin Hobb In terms of characters, I think I can easily feel for Wintrow. Althea at the start was a bit too headstrong for me except when she faced off with Kyle in book 1 and when she showed her determination for her cause. Same with Malta who startedContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- March 2022”