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.
The only thing I’ve ever read of Zusak is The Book Thief. This is much different and, I have to say, I didn’t like it nearly as well. It all seemed a bit self-conscious, which kept me out of the story and kept me from finding the resolution satisfying. [July 2011]