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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
Enchanted Glass - Diana Wynne Jones Okay, so I feel awful saying this, given how much I love DWJ, but I have sort of mixed feelings on this one, stemming from two things. One is pure personal preference: I tend to enjoy her more adult books (Dalemark, Deep Secret) a little more at this point. The other is an actual problem: the end. Plumping down a major plot point with almost no reaction from any of the characters just…didn’t work. And the plot point itself was problematic because we’re supposed to like Andrew’s uncle, but all of a sudden he’s Aidan’s father and somehow it’s not his fault at all? WHAT?