Bookish Breakdown

Bookish Breakdown No 11: October 2019

Hello, lovelies! I can't believe tomorrow is Halloween and October is almost over. 😭 Also, it's bloody snowing outside and the high today was below freezing and I didn't get my mandatory 12 months of fall and I am pissed, thank you very much. Other than lamenting about the weather, how did this month treat me, personally? Well:… Continue reading Bookish Breakdown No 11: October 2019

Writing Posts

NaNoWriMo 2019: Sequel, Here I Come!

Hello, lovelies! I am so excited to announce, after much deliberation and teeter-tottering, that I am going to be attempting NaNoWriMo this year! I won't lie: I've only ever won NaNoWriMo once (back in 2015), even though I've signed up multiple years with the purest of intentions to actually finish the novels I set out… Continue reading NaNoWriMo 2019: Sequel, Here I Come!


Mini Reviews No. 1

Hello, lovelies! I've never really done a batch of mini reviews before, but I've really enjoyed reading them from others when they post them and honestly, I think I have a good batch of books where mini reviews fit better than full reviews! I'm not sure how often I'll end up doing this, but for… Continue reading Mini Reviews No. 1


Assassin’s Apprentice

Title: Assassin's Apprentice Author: Robin Hobb Published: March 1996 Blurb: Young Fitz is the bastard son of the noble Prince Chivalry, raised in the shadow of the royal court by his father's gruff stableman. He is treated like an outcast by all the royalty except the devious King Shrewd, who has him secretly tutored in… Continue reading Assassin’s Apprentice



Title: Ghoster Author: Jason Arnopp Published: October 2019 Blurb: Kate Collins has been ghosted. She was supposed to be moving in with her new boyfriend Scott, but all she finds after relocating to Brighton is an empty apartment. Scott has vanished. His possessions have all disappeared. Except for his mobile phone. Kate knows she shouldn't… Continue reading Ghoster


SPFBO 5 Stage 2: Read, Review, Repeat

Hello, everyone! As promised, this post serves as a recap of what happened in the "Stage One: Taste Tester" round of SPFBO here at Thoughts Stained With Ink, plus lay out what exactly is going to happen in what I'm calling "Stage Two: Read, Review, Repeat." Stage One: Taste Tester Round If you've been following… Continue reading SPFBO 5 Stage 2: Read, Review, Repeat


The Mech Who Loved Me

Title: The Mech Who Loved Me Author: Bec McMaster Published: June 2017 Blurb: Ava McLaren is tired of being both a virgin, and a mere laboratory assistant for the Company of Rogues. When a baffling mystery rears its head, it presents her with the opportunity to work a real case... and perhaps get a taste… Continue reading The Mech Who Loved Me

Random Musings

Losing My Vantage Point

Hello, loves. This is something I've been wanting to write about for a while, but it just hasn't happened yet. Recently, I've been a pretty bad depressive rut. I've lost a lot of motivation to do...anything, really. I'm back to hating my body, after I stopped working out and lost all the progress I had… Continue reading Losing My Vantage Point


SPFBO 5 Taste Tester Results: No 10

Hello, lovelies! Happy Monday! And we've finally made it! After ten weeks, this post serves as my final taste tester post, where I announced which books made it after my 50-page sampling to get a feel of each novel and which didn't--an even, 15-15 split, believe it or not! To the last two to have… Continue reading SPFBO 5 Taste Tester Results: No 10

Writing Posts

Hey, Querying Writer: This Is For You

Hey, querying writer. I see you. You've spent so long pouring your entire being into this manuscript, into your story, this precious piece of you. You had nights where the words flowed, your keys onslaught, your fingers cramping against the white-knuckle hold of your pencil as you struggle to keep up with the flow of… Continue reading Hey, Querying Writer: This Is For You