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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

The Lost Tools of Learning and the Mind of the Maker
Dorothy L. Sayers
The Seventh Bride
T. Kingfisher
Hope in the Dark
Rebecca Solnit
Outrun the Moon
Stacey Lee
Midnight Thief
Livia Blackburne
The White Hart
Nancy Springer
The Great Wall Of Lucy Wu
Wendy Wan-Long Shang
Jim C. Hines
Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics
Sarah Gristwood

The Dancing Bear (Puffin Books)

The Dancing Bear (Puffin Books) - Peter Dickinson Historical fiction by Dickinson, who I’ve always felt I should read more of. This book, set in the Byzantine era, tells the story of a noble girl, a slave, a dancing bear, and a holy man. Overall I was impressed by the story and the treatment of the time period, although there were a few implicit attitudes which grated on my nerves. [July 2010]