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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 Hunger Games - Suzanne  Collins I feel like such a bad YA fan for not reading this before. Oh well. I have to say, that if someone asked me to choose between Graceling and Hunger Games, I’d go with Graceling. I felt like that had a newness and freshness to it, while The Hunger Games has definitely been done before. Which isn’t to say it was badly done–it’s quickly-paced and the voice of Katniss is both engaging and distancing, which makes sense given her circumstances. [Oct. 2009]