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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 Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society - Mary Ann Shaffer, Annie Barrows I’ve been wanting to read this book ever since it first came out, but every library I’ve ever been to has had one copy and it’s had a gazillion holds on it. Imagine my surprise and delight when the IMCPL proved to not only have it in but have more than one copy! Anyway, the book itself lived up to my expectations. It reminded me a bit of 84 Charing Cross Road. I was in a bit of an emotional state that day (I’d just watched the Doctor Who season finale) but it had some lovely bits about books combined with some really great characters (ISOLA! I love Isola!) and a bit of heartbreaking tragedy. I did wonder about some of the attitudes, which seemed a bit anachronistic, but oh well. [June 2011]