Our Spring 2022 session of the Literary Sewing Circle starts today!
I'm pleased to announce that our group read this time is:
Premeditated Myrtle by Elizabeth C. Bunce
I chose something different this time around: an Edgar Award winning middle grade mystery. We haven't done any children's books in the LSC before, but with the state of the world right now, a lighter read that takes us into another world might be just what we need. This funny, clever mystery was one of my favourite reads of 2021 and I hope you'll enjoy it too.
About the Author:
Elizabeth C. Bunce is an award winning author who has currently published three YA novels and three middle grade novels. Her novel A Curse Dark As Gold, inspired by Rumpelstiltskin, won the William C. Morris Award for a Young Adult Debut. Premeditated Myrtle won a 2021 Edgar Award for Best Juvenile Mystery, and the latest Myrtle Hardcastle mystery is nominated again for an Edgar this year.
She lives in the American Midwest and is a maker as well as a writer. You can find out more about her at her blog.
This book is available for purchase in multiple formats.
You can find many formats at all of these locations:
Or, of course, check your local library!
How does the Literary Sewing Circle work? We read a book together, discuss it, and then make something inspired by our reading. As long as you can point out what inspired you from your reading, even if just a sentence, you can share your makes in our final roundup!
Anyone can join, and you can sew, knit, quilt or embroider - any textile art that you like doing - to participate. This is a reading/sewing circle, very low-key; no competitions here, just reading and sewing for fun.
There is no official sign-up to worry about; just start reading along if you wish, and leave your thoughts on the book or your project on any of the Literary Sewing Circle posts. We do have a dedicated book discussion post halfway through and again at the end, but leave your thoughts anytime. And you can follow along on Instagram too if you like: look for #LiterarySewingCircle and you'll find us.
And when the final post goes up, so does the project linkup -- you can leave a link to your finished project there, whether it is on your blog, a pattern site, or even Instagram. It's easy :)
So, join in, and share!
Literary Sewing Circle Schedule
April 1 - Announcement & Introduction
April 8 - Inspiration post
April 15 - Preliminary book talk
April 22 - Author feature
April 29 - Inspiration post
May 6 - Final Post: book discussion wrap up & posting of project linkup
(you will then have the rest of May to finish your project and post it; we'll close the link-up on May 31)