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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
Brain Jack - Brian Falkner This book was unexpectedly awesome. It was misshelved as jFic at my library (it’s pretty clearly YA by every test out there), so I was expecting something younger at first. But Sam is a great narrator and I love the way Falkner describes the way the characters interact with computers. It’s absolutely poetic and it allowed me, who knows very little about that level of programming, to understand what was going on and to connect emotionally to what would have otherwise been a very dry story. I did feel that the ending was a tad too good to be true, but that’s a minor complaint. This is a fun and fascinating book. [Apr. 2011]