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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
Lola and the Boy Next Door - Stephanie Perkins I really enjoyed Anna and the French Kiss, so picking this one up was pretty natural. I liked it a lot, except for that problem of seeing the correct solution so obviously and the characters being blind to it. Gaaah. [Oct. 2011]
I was in the kind of mood where I wanted something light and a little silly. This fits the bill perfectly. It’s pure fluff but also smart and enjoyable. Having just read Anna, I realized that I actually like Lola a little better–which is odd because I also wanted to smack her for half the book because the solution is SO obvious and her reasons for not seeing it didn’t quite work for me. (Dec 2011)