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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
Lies, Knives, and Girls in Red Dresses - Ron Koertge, Andrea Dezso I love fairy tales and I love papercuts, so I was hoping to love this. But I'm not such a fan of the Angela Carter tradition and that's definitely where this one lies. After a certain point, the stories started to seem predictable: the ending will be twisted, the good guys turn out bad, the tropes subverted. Which is fine, but for me was not the reading experience I wanted. Others, including my friend Michelle and Holly Black, have really liked it, so your mileage may vary.