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”

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’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”

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”

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”

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”

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 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”

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”