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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
The King Must Die - Mary Renault I meant to write a whole post on this and then it just didn’t happen. But I found it both a fascinating take on the Theseus story, and a huge influence on Tracy Barrett’s Dark of the Moon and Megan Whalen Turner’s worldbuilding in the Queen’s Thief series. (I am worried about what the latter means, given the whole king sacrificing self theme.) [Feb 2012]