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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

Landmarks
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
Cloudwish
Fiona Wood
The Seventh Bride
Kingfisher
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
Wintersong
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.