Bookish Breakdown

Bookish Breakdown No. 6: June 2019

Hello, lovelies! JUNE IS ALMOST OVER AND I AM HERE FOR THIS. Nicole, you may ask, startled and confused. But, you love summer. You love to go swimming and get a tan and the warmer weather and getting off work earlier and hot dogs and fireflies and so many other summerish things? Why are you so… Continue reading Bookish Breakdown No. 6: June 2019


Discussion: How Being A Blogger Changes You as a Reader

Hello, lovelies! It's been a while since I've written a discussion post recently and this is a topic that's been on my brain for a hot second these past few weeks, so I decided, why not? The main discussion question is: How does being a blogger affect you as a reader? I'm going to get… Continue reading Discussion: How Being A Blogger Changes You as a Reader

Bookish Breakdown

Bookish Breakdown No 3: March 2019

Hello, lovelies! Hopefully you're all doing well on this dreary (for me, anyway) Thursday afternoon. Can you believe it's already almost April!? March was an interesting month for me. I felt like I was constantly trying to get caught up after dealing with a really weird bout of sickness I got at the end of February.… Continue reading Bookish Breakdown No 3: March 2019

Random Musings

Amping Up The Blog

Hello, dear readers! Happy New Year! I don't think I'm alone in the excitement of surviving 2018 and 2019 arriving. If you read about my latest quest, you know that last year wasn't necessarily bad for me, but it certainly was busy. And I have no intentions of stopping that momentum this year. So I… Continue reading Amping Up The Blog

Random Musings

A New Direction

Hello, dear readers! I'm just popping in real quick to warn you all that Thoughts Stained is about to undergo quite a dramatic change, so it may be down over the weekend to make these changes happen. Without going into too many details, basically, I've finally come to the decision to merge my book review… Continue reading A New Direction

Random Musings

Some Erlebnisse Musings

About a year ago (I think? I honestly can't remember, but it's been a while), I started a separate blog dedicated to my quirky book reviews, called Erlebnisse. I started it because I'd written a few reviews on this site, though they didn't really follow your proper review format. More like ravings and rantings over… Continue reading Some Erlebnisse Musings

Random Musings

The Versatile Blogger Award!

First and foremost, a shout out must go to Jess over at ellDimensional for the gracious tag and the lovely mention alongside it. I am not only a huge fan of her blog, but of her as a person. I am so lucky to have stumbled upon connecting with her within the wide and vast webs of… Continue reading The Versatile Blogger Award!

Random Musings, Writing Posts

Blogger Recognition Award

I received a sweet and heartwarming nomination from the lovely, inspiring and talented AZ Pascoe, whose post is filled with some really fantastic advice that I recommend you check out. This award is really neat and I really like how it is different from the tell-us-about-yourself type of awards (that I'm also addicted to and love, don't… Continue reading Blogger Recognition Award

Writing Posts

The Musings Behind “An Envelope’s Edge”

You guys might have heard that I wrote a short story the other day. But I didn't just write one--I also posted it so that anyone in the world who wanted to read it, could (and still can). And I just have to, being the writer that I am, talk about what that meant to me and… Continue reading The Musings Behind “An Envelope’s Edge”