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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
Kingfisher
Hope in the Dark
Rebecca Solnit
Outrun the Moon
Stacey Lee
Suffer Love
Ashley Herring Blake
Midnight Thief
Livia Blackburne
The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind
Meg Medina
The White Hart
Nancy Springer
The Great Wall Of Lucy Wu
Wendy Wan-Long Shang
Libriomancer
Jim C. Hines
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.