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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
The Diviners - Libba Bray I’m also slogging through The Diviners. I know a lot of people liked it and a lot of people thought it needed a heavy editing hand. Yeah, I’m on the heavy editing hand team. There’s just TOO MUCH here–characters and atmosphere and slang and points of view. I can appreciate what Bray was trying to do, especially in bringing in diverse viewpoints from that time period. But, like a New York cheesecake, it’s may be too rich for some tastes, and it is for mine. There’s also the fact that I’m not a New York person–London is my city forever and ever. And I have not connected with Evie emotionally–her journey is lost in the midst of all the different viewpoints. But I’m a completeist and I feel like I have to finish it.