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.
This didn't suffer from some of the problems that many contemporary historical fictions do (no one complained about their needlework!) but it fell a bit flat in other ways. The characters felt very undefined and I wasn't ever entirely convinced that this really was early Victorian England. [Feb. 2011]