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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 Rider of the White Horse - Rosemary Sutcliff There’s going to be quite a bit of Sutcliff on the rest of this list. Rider on a White Horse was brand-new to me and oh-so-good. Set during the English Civil War, it followed General Thomas Fairfax, of the Parliamentary forces, and his wife Anne. While I actually tend to be more on the Royalist side myself, this was a nuanced and balanced account and both Thomas and Anne Fairfax emerged as moderate and extremely sympathetic characters.