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.
I’ve been hearing a lot of buzz about this one, and I know of a number of people who have been genuinely moved by it. I don’t know if I read it on the wrong day, or what. I found it well written, and loved the way the text and illustrations tied together. But the ending seemed so obvious from the beginning that I never let myself go fully into the story. [Nov. 2011]