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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 Wee Free Men - Terry Pratchett Originally posted here

I’ve been enjoying Terry Pratchett’s Tiffany Aching books–I finished the first one (The Wee Free Men) a few days ago and then got out the second (A Hat Full of Sky). I’ve tried Pratchett before and didn’t ever fall in love with his books. The emotional heart seemed to be missing; I’m not one for clever books at the moment and Pratchett is nothing if not clever. (As a side note: this is a recent thing. I think I would have really liked Pratchett in high school.) The Tiffany Aching books are funny and clever, but they’re also much more emotionally connected and I really like them. So if, like me, you’ve bounced off Pratchett’s wit in the past, I’d suggest trying one of these instead.