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”

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”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- June 2020

Desecration by J.F Penn I think it’s a solid work, with a clipping pace and it’s a nice plot-driven detective mystery which is always to my preference. The book delves into a very dark theme but that’s okay, I can handle it. A murder was announced by Christie Agatha As a Christie Agatha mystery, IContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- June 2020”

Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- June 2019

I tried to read Ken Liu’s Dandelion Dynasty series but because the book was so thick I ended up delaying it to July when I would get a one week break. As of the time this is published, I am reading book 1 of Tad Williams’ Memory, Sorrow and Thorn quartet- The Dragonbone Chair. IContinue reading “Moonlake’s Book Discoveries- June 2019”

What my Favourite Characters tell me about Myself

The previous two posts have all been about my writing so I thought I would change the pace a bit by talking about a topic that leans towards the reading side: a reflection of the attributes of my favourite characters and what they show about me.   Firstly, I like a female protagonist who isContinue reading “What my Favourite Characters tell me about Myself”