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”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- March 2021

I seem to have mostly split my time between fantasy and mystery this quarter. So I might as well split it by genre in this post so you can only read the relevant genres for you.  Fantasy  Den of Wolves by Juliet MarillierI do think this is a satisfying conclusion to the trilogy even thoughContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- March 2021”

Moonlake’s TBR List for 2021

For the year of 2021, I’m slightly ratcheting my reading goals back up to 12. Taking out my Broadening Horizon Reads, that leaves me with 5 spots for fantasy and 5 for mystery which I will alternate between Agatha Christie and Laurie R. King.  The remaining 7 spots will be occupied by: The Twilight ofContinue reading “Moonlake’s TBR List for 2021”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- December 2020

The Hollow by Agatha Christie  It started off quite unlike any other Christie story- each of the opening chapters read almost like a character portraiture but in an interesting way. But overall, it’s up to normal Christie standards. Hard to say that I really liked this story above any other of hers but it’s notContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- December 2020”

Broadening Horizon Reads-2020

I’ve skipped a year but my Broadening Horizon Reads are back. This year, I’ve picked a psychic thriller and a military fiction. Below are summaries of my main take-away from each of them: Desecration by J.F. Penn  I’ve reviewed this earlier. As a writer, I’m sure what I’ve taken away from it other than thatContinue reading “Broadening Horizon Reads-2020”

Moonlake’s Personal Collection

Today, I thought I will showcase my meagre personal collection of fantasy novels. This means I’ve truncated all the non-fantasy books out of my collection which isn’t much: two copies of Sherlock Holmes (a full collection and a volume 1 which I bought on an overseas trip to read in the hotel) and Taiko.  Anyway,Continue reading “Moonlake’s Personal Collection”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- September 2020

Tower of Thorns by Juliet Marrillier I’m not disappointed with the second book in this standalone series and is very glad to find out the backstory to Grim. Overall, a satisfying read for me, with the same blend of magic, intrigue and compelling character background as book 1. I have book 3 on my to-readContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- September 2020”

Serial Reader

Perhaps it comes with the genres I read but I mostly read series, something you probably all know if you’ve read my Moonlake’s Book Tastes series.  So why do I lean that way? Foremost are two factors: I like familiarity and I like immersion. In some ways, the two are linked. While familiarity is moreContinue reading “Serial Reader”

Fantasy Pet Peeve

For all that I love fantasy, I have a single pet peeve with it: all wars eventually trace back to Gods.  First, for the sake of putting things in context, let me recap in rough chronological order my foray into fantasy (back in those days, nobody cared about subgenres as far as I’m concerned andContinue reading “Fantasy Pet Peeve”