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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
The Murder Of Bindy Mackenzie - Jaclyn Moriarty This was tons of fun! I liked it even better than the first book, The Year of Secret Assignments, partly because I kind of identified with Bindy. [Aug. 2008]


A re-read. I remembered liking this the best of the Ashbury books and I think that still holds true. I feel a lot of sympathy for Bindy and suspect that I was at times just about as insufferable. (Reading my middle school diaries is kind of…awkward.) Anyway, this isn’t a story to take very seriously, but I like it all the same. [March 2011]