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.
The Peter Grant series remains one of my best recent discoveries. The magical system is well thought out, the details of policing are believable (though I have no idea how accurate they are). And Peter himself is just a great narrator, alternately learned, funny and entirely geeky. I love it and hope it keeps going on for years to come.