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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

Robert Macfarlane
The Lost Tools of Learning and the Mind of the Maker
Dorothy L. Sayers
Journey to Star Wars: The Force Awakens Lost Stars
Claudia Gray, Phil Noto
Fiona Wood
The Seventh Bride
Hope in the Dark
Rebecca Solnit
The Watchmaker of Filigree Street
Natasha Pulley
The Secret of a Heart Note
Stacey Covington-Lee
Outrun the Moon
Stacey Lee
S. Jae-Jones

Binny For Short

Binny for Short - Hilary McKay

I love Hilary McKay, so when I saw this post, buying the oh-so-lovely UK edition was a no-brainer. I think it’s one of my favorites of her books–nothing can surpass the sheer hilarity of The Exiles, but Binny has a gravity and warmth to it that is entirely satisfying. McKay does families in an unparalleled fashion and that talent is on full display here; I loved the interactions between Clem, Binny, James, and their mum. Also, I thought I saw echoes of Rumer Godden in both style and the way time skips back and forward. Since I love Rumer Godden, this is all to the good.

Source: http://bysinginglight.wordpress.com/2013/03/#Binny%20for%20Short