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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
Bigger than a Bread Box - Laurel Snyder This was a nice idea, but I personally was very bothered by the lack of system for the magic in the story. The rules didn't quite seem to make sense to me, and I couldn't help wondering why Rebecca didn't have more questions earlier. She doesn't seem to be in the realm of kid raised on classic fantasy who suddenly ends up in one, but still! So that sense of unreality that pervaded the book brought it down for me. (Dec 2011)