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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
Libriomancer
Jim C. Hines
Elizabeth & Leicester: Power, Passion, Politics
Sarah Gristwood
A Tale Dark & Grimm - Adam Gidwitz I’m always in favor of fairy tale re-tellings, or re-workings. This one did something interesting by tying together a number of different Grimm stories by using Hansel and Gretel in all of them. I didn’t mind the direct address of the narrator, but again (I feel like I’m saying this a lot this month) I never quite fell in love with it. [Apr. 2011]