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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
The House of the Scorpion - Nancy Farmer I was interested in the parallels between this and The Ear, The Eye, and the Arm given that the stories are set in such different cultures. Both books seemed very interested in young characters who find themselves confronting the differences between the world they were raised in and the world they find surrounding them. The House of the Scorpion had a more bitter-sweet feel to it than The Ear, the Eye, and the Arm, but I found both very lovely. [May 2010]