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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
Birds of a Feather - Jacqueline Winspear Second Maisie Dobbs mystery, and a book I am struggling desperately to remember. Ah, yes. There are several interesting twists involved, but I think I pinpointed my problem with the first book. I'm not very fond of Maisie's detecting style. I mean, mixing in a bit of psychology is fine, but there were so few actual clues and so much standing around soaking in the atmosphere and then making apparently correct deductions from it. I'm afraid that for this classic-British-mystery fan, it was a bit much. I do have the third book out; we'll see if I keep having this problem. (Dec 20110