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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
Nine Coaches Waiting (Rediscovered Classics) - Sandra Brown, Mary Stewart An atmospheric, Gothic mystery. I liked the main character, Linda, quite a bit and the mystery was fascinating. I’m not quite sure what I thought of the hero–I wavered between liking him and feeling a bit annoyed with his caveman tactics, but I think the very end decided me in his favor. [Mar. 2010]

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I had fewer problems with this one than I did the first time through, partly because prior knowledge made the characterizations seem a little smoother. I was still annoyed by the one bit that had very much annoyed me before, and I do wish that the view of Raoul we get at the end was at least hinted at earlier in the book. But ah well. (Dec 2011)