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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
Dune - Frank Herbert The worldbuilding here is amazing, and I was willing to forgive the lack of deep characterization given the epic sweep of the book. But I could have done without the heavy-handed foreshadowing in the first half. After [REDACTED] [redacted]s, the plot moves along much more quickly and without the sense of looming prophecy that annoyed me in the first part. [Feb 2012]