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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
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.