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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

Landmarks
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
Cloudwish
Fiona Wood
The Seventh Bride
Kingfisher
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
Wintersong
S. Jae-Jones
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]