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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

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