It’s here, it’s finally here! The other day, my OwlCrate box for January finally came! For a while, I had canceled my OwlCrate subscription because I wasn’t actually reading the books, and I felt as if I was wasting money. But, with the start of this blog, the subscription is back, and I’m so happy about it!
The theme of the January 2022 box is Thrill of the Hunt. It’s a theme that gets me excited and makes me think of daring adventures, chases, criminals, and monsters. It’s an exciting concept that could encompass so many different things. The box came with so many different goodies that match the theme.
The first item was a limited edition ceramic bowl, styled after the Lord of the Rings, more specifically Erebor, the Dwarven kingdom. This is the first of a collection that will continue through the book boxes, each featuring a different location in Lord of the Rings. It’s a small-medium size, and looks like it would sit perfectly on my desk with candies and snacks in it.
One of my favorite items has to be the wooden bookmark, with a quote from The Gilded Wolves, which I haven’t read yet, but I do love the quote: “Make yourself a myth and live within it, so that you belong to no one but yourself.” It’s a nice, sturdy bookmark, and I can’t wait to use it.
I also love the Six of Crows canvas pouch. I am obsessed with office supplies, and as such, I’m someone who believes that you can never have too many pencil pouches, so this canvas pouch is an absolute delight. It’s big and looks sturdy, and the design on the pouch is beautiful.
I love the compass pin banner. I like it so much more than the last pin banner I had, which was just plain black with some white thorn/barbed-wire detailing. This one really seems to fit in with the theme of the monthly enamel pins
The theme of the 2022 collection of enamel pins is “Literary Luggage”, each shaped like a suitcase with little decorations on it. It’s adorable and if the others fit the theme as well, it will look really nice when pinned to the compass banner hanging on my wall.
There was also a Dinar coin from We Hunt the Flame. Now, I haven’t read the book this comes from yet, but I thought it was a neat little trinket. It makes me excited to read the book. It’s intricate and heavy, and I’m sure for people who have read the book, they really love it.
The Ivory Key, is the first book in an Indian-inspired fantasy duology, and it looks so good. It is an epic YA fantasy siblings novel which is so exciting. The cover is also gorgeous. I’ll be honest, I read some of it already in a parking lot waiting for my dermatologist appointment, and in just the fifty-seven pages I have read so far, it’s good. It’s got adventure and magic, and shocking twists that I wasn’t expecting. I’m really excited to read it and get a review out to you by either the end of January or the beginning of February.