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By Singing Light

Pretty much everything here originally appeared at my actual blog: By Singing Light. I particularly focus on upper middle-grade and young adult books. I also enjoy adult genre books, especially speculative fiction.

Currently reading

Robert Macfarlane
The Lost Tools of Learning and the Mind of the Maker
Dorothy L. Sayers
Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lost Stars
Claudia Gray, Phil Noto
Fiona Wood
The Seventh Bride
Hope in the Dark
Rebecca Solnit
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Natasha Pulley
The Secret of a Heart Note
Stacey Covington-Lee
Outrun the Moon
Stacey Lee
S. Jae-Jones


Lives in Ruins: Archaeologists and the Seductive Lure of Human Rubble - Marilyn Johnson

Johnson has done a couple of interesting books about different professions, including one about librarians. I liked this look at archaeologists and archaeology a lot (and it fit very nicely with the Christie book above). I will say, though, that I wish Johnson had faced the extremely dodgy past of archaeology a bit more head on. She’s certainly aware of it, but tends to leave it out. I suspect this is partly because she’s interested in the state of the field today, but also partly because she doesn’t want to bring up the fact that it’s based on a lot of theft from native peoples.

Source: http://bysinginglight.wordpress.com/2016/04/04/march-round-up