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Review: Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

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Name:Carry On
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Publisher: Macmillan's Children's Books
Date published: 2016
Rating: 4.5/5
Spoiler warning: Major


Simon Snow just wants to relax and savour his last year at the Watford School of Magicks, but no one will let him. His girlfriend broke up with him, his best friend is a pest, and his mentor keeps trying to hide him away in the mountains where maybe he'll be safe. Simon can't even enjoy the fact that his roommate and longtime nemesis is missing. because he can't stop worrying about the evil git. Plus there are ghosts. And vampires. And actual evil things trying to shut Simon down. When you're the most powerful magician the world has ever known, you never get to relax or savour anything. - From Goodreads.
Carry On was very much a page-turner, even though it had a bit of world-building and explaining to do at first, that was still interesting and did not make the book dull or boring. There were also beautiful descriptions of magic and emo…

A Notice (#6): Writing Starlight

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As you may have noticed, this blog has had a name change! While previously it was I Tend To Ramble, it is now Writing Starlight. This means that the contact email for the blog has changed to writingstarlight@outlook.com, and the twitter has changed to @writestarlight. The name has also changed on other websites, such as Bloglovin, which is the reason for the link at the top of the post.
The reason I changed the name wasn't anything complicated, I simply decided I wasn't completely content with I Tend To Ramble, and decided to change it to something that I felt fit better, and so Writing Starlight came into being!
I will hopefully be posting more often now that I have finished with university until Autumn, but that's all for now!

Review: Monsters and Fireflies by Malumi

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Album title:Monsters and Fireflies
Artist: Malumi
Label: Malumi
Release date: 21st March 2016
Rating: 5/5


If I could write songs and create music, Monsters and Fireflies is fit to burst with the kind I would want to make (well, if I could, I would also create musicals, but that is a whole other topic). This album is beautiful, it is haunting, and it evokes feeling in a way that is impossible to deny.
It is quite an experimental album, but not so much that the emotions behind the songs get hidden in the experimentation, which can happen, but definitely does not happen in this case. Each song is unique and seems to be so much of its own sound that I cannot imagine anyone saying that any of them sound the same, and yet they all work in harmony so that, overall, you have a cohesive album. There are deliciously dark songs on the album, such as Dark Queen, in which you can hear fire-fueled but calculated anger, and then there are also songs, such as Stars Fly, with atmospheres of sparkling roma…