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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
Abhorsen - Garth Nix I had a better sense of who Lirael was as a character, and liked her better once she had worked through the Clayr stuff. But this book felt seriously bloated to me. Long passages of journey where not much happens, either plot or personality wise. One of the things I loved about Sabriel was how spare it felt–not a word wasted, so that was a big disappointment. But it was nice to have everything wrapped up, and I may have shed a tear or two.