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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
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl - Jesse Andrews I thought this book was absolutely fantastic. Not only did it resolutely avoid the conventions of the stereotypical cancer book, it was literally laugh-out-loud, tears-in-your-eyes funny. It's hard to avoid comparing it to John Green's The Fault in Our Stars, of course. Both have significant strengths, but Me & Earl has a down to earth, groddy teenage boy sensibility that's really hard to resist. (That said--teenage boy; some people's mileage may vary.) I'd love to hear other people's thoughts about this one, especially given that we have Me & Earl and TFIOS in the same year.