I can’t believe that it’s been so long since I’ve posted! School has gotten really crazy, and while my reading speed hasn’t really slowed down much, I’ve been a lot less inclined to spend what time I have writing reviews. Never fear! With summer around the corner and no internship to speak of I’ll have a lot more time on my hands to share my thoughts on books (and let’s be honest, all I want to do all summer is read).
*spoiler ahead if you haven’t read the series*
A Court of Wings and Ruin, the conclusion of one of my favorite series came out a week ago! I absolutely loved it, and will be posting a review soon, but in the meantime a new A Court of Thorns and Roses inspired item is available in my shop!
Even though more stories are to come in the wonderful world of Prythian, I am sad to see everyone’s favorite High Lady go.
What series were you sad to see end?
Sorry for the long delay in posting! The end of the semester got very hectic with all of the bracelet orders, and getting ready for my month abroad! I absolutely love New Zealand, and now that the month is coming to a close I figured I should do a brief post about why experiences.
The group was fortunate to visit different marine reserves throughout New Zealand. We snorkeled at the first declared marine reserve, Goat Island, and saw an amazing variety of wildlife (unlike anything I’ve ever seen before!).
We were also able to see a cultural performance by the Maori people at both the Waitangi Treaty grounds and the village Whakarewarewa. We actually got to sleep inside of a Marae in the village, which was a wonderful experience.
Of course, there was studying included also, as we explored rocky intertidal habitats and learned about the volcanic rock that New Zealand is founded on. While this was learning, we got to do it in some of the most beautiful scenery on earth. We visited Cathedral Cove, which is where the opening Narnia scene in Prince Caspian was filled, and just so happens to be a great example of sea arches and sea stacks. We also got to go to White Island, which is an active volcano (and also the site of some Narnia scenes). There were so many other gorgeous s
But out of all of these great experiences, perhaps the most important one was I GOT TO GO TO HOBBITON!!! That’s right I fulfilled my lifelong dream of visiting the land of the hobbits, and even found this cool ring as a souvenir ;).
Had the best month of my life! I am very excited about reopening my shop though! I missed making bracelets while I was away, so stick around for the reopening Sunday (there may be a little sale going on if you follow me on the blog or insta ;))
Thanks for reading!
Midterms are upon me, and I have unfortunately not been able to update the blog because of all my studying! Don’t worry though, I foresee more study breaks in the future as I am slowly becoming burnt out. Thank you to everyone who has followed my blog recently!
Also a huge thank you to everyone who has been buying things from my Etsy shop!!! (even though the sales have contributed to my lack of time for fun things like blogging lately.) I am so thrilled and surprised by how popular my shop has become in just two months! As a celebration, I may be doing a small giveaway in the future (when I have a little more time) so stay tuned!
The release of Empire of Storms, the fifth book in the Throne of Glass series has me super excited, and to commemorate this I have made a new bracelet inspired by the Throne of Glass series:
For all my Firehearts out there! If you like this bracelet, but would like an alternate quote, feel free to request it with my custom listing!
Follow this link to my Etsy shop: EmiesNook