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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
Libriomancer
Jim C. Hines
Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics
Sarah Gristwood
Revolution - Jennifer Donnelly For the most part I really liked this book–I thought Andi was conflicted without being over-angsty and I liked the weaving together of past and present. However (and thiss is slightly spoilery) I was less pleased by the time-traveling aspect. It came so late in the plot and seemed out of place and weak. In short, I didn’t feel it was necessary, except as a way for Andi to prove Amadou’s identity, and there was so little thought given to consequences (showing an 18th century Frenchman an iPod? Isn’t that like 10,000 butterflies at onces?). However, overall I did very much like the story and would still recommend it. [Feb 2012]