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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
Spell Hunter - R.J. Anderson A re-read. I enjoyed it once again. The characterizations are excellent and I love the different take on faery culture and history. [Mar. 2009]


In general I like the idea of fairies while really resenting their cutesy image (yes, Tinkerbell, I’m talking about you). So Anderson’s debut book, which keeps the tiny size of fairies while making them much more complicated and interesting had that going for it from the start. In addition, it managed to make the faery society both sympathetic and deeply flawed. Very well done! [2009 in books]