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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
Nightspell - Leah Cypess A companion book to Mistwood, which I loved. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out exactly how the two connected. In fact, I’m not sure how I feel about that connection. It’s hard to imagine a particular pivotal scene without it, and yet I was also somewhat distracted by the whole thing for a part of the book. HOWEVER! This is another beautifully imagined world, both wonderful and eerie. I loved the interaction between Darri, Callie, and Varis, who I unexpectedly loved. I was kind of sad about part of the ending, but it was a good sort of sad (the I wish it wasn’t like this, but I can’t see what other way it could have happened kind). [June 2011]