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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

Home Front Girl

Home Front Girl: A Diary of Love, Literature, and Growing Up in Wartime America - Joan Wehlen Morrison

I referenced this one in my review of Letters from Berlin. In some ways, they’re mirror images–memoirs of young girls on opposite sides of the war. But Joan’s diaries are immediate in a way that Margarete’s memories aren’t. I loved her mix of humor and deep thoughts and silliness–she felt familiar, like a friend I hadn’t known before.

Source: http://bysinginglight.wordpress.com/2013/03/01/february-2012-reading-list/#Home%20Front%20Girl