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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
Into the Wild Nerd Yonder - Julie Halpern I'm feeling lazy tonight, so this will be in the form of pros and cons.

  • It's quite amusing
  • I like Jessie's relationship with her family, especially Barrett
  • It's about a girl embracing her inner nerd

  • There were points when I felt that Jessie was being blind and/or hypocritical and I couldn't tell whether we were meant to trust her or see her as a slightly unreliable narrator
  • For a book which shows the journey of a girl accepting her inner nerd, it's awfully hard on said group

This is somewhere between a con and an eh for me, but there's some fairly frank mentions and discussion of sex. I didn't particularly mind it, but I was a little taken aback by it, or something.


Book source: public library

Book information: Feiwel and Friends, 2009; YA