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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
The Ghost Brigades - John Scalzi Second in the Old Man's War series. John is entirely absent from the narrative and Jane is important but more peripherally. Really, this focuses on Jared Dirac, a Special Forces soldier with an even more complicated history than most of them. Scalzi's writing is great: fluid and nearly transparent, which is perfect for this type of story. Once again, I found myself thinking of the Vorkosigan books, and comparing the two series in interesting ways. (Dec 2011)