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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
Sugar Changed the World: A Story of Magic, Spice, Slavery, Freedom, and Science - Marc Aronson, Marina Budhos Non-fiction. Fascinating, and an excellent introduction to the subject. Despite the framing of the narrative within the authors' family histories, I did feel a lack of personal connection. This isn't necessarily a bad thing, but it does decrease some of the emotional oomph. (Dec 2011)