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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
Dearly, Departed - Lia Habel I got this out after reading Habel's Big Idea post on John Scalzi's blog, because something about the post pricked my fancy. But I was still a bit dubious because zombies and steampunk are both in the category of things I would like to enjoy but often don't. However, Habel proved that done right, both of these are fun! In fact, this threw in a hint of dystopia and a romance, and I still thought it was awesome. I wanted to write a whole post about it, because there are many things I could Say, but it's a bit late now. So I'll just say that if the idea of a slow romance, a society called New Victoria, mad scientists, and a bunch of zombies sounds at all appealing, you should read this book. It's not perfect, but it's a lot of fun. (Dec 2011)