Blog Tour: Crewel by Gennifer Albin
Guys, I AM SO STOKED to be a part of the blog tour for Crewel by Gennifer Albin. I read it a few months ago and my mind was literally blown. My jaw-dropped in a highly comical fashion. Gennifer Albin has imagination that blows the pants off of people.
And she’s on my blog! Right now! Talking about some of the terms she uses in Crewel. Also, you can win a copy of your very own!
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That’s what the other girls whisper behind her back. But sixteen year-old Adelice Lewys has a secret: she wants to fail.
Gifted with the ability to weave time with matter, she’s exactly what the Guild is looking for, and in the world of Arras, being chosen as a Spinster is everything a girl could want. It means privilege, eternal beauty, and being something other than a secretary. It also means the power to embroider the very fabric of life. But if controlling what people eat, where they live and how many children they have is the price of having it all, Adelice isn’t interested.
Not that her feelings matter, because she slipped and wove a moment at testing, and they’re coming for her—tonight.
Now she has one hour to eat her mom’s overcooked pot roast. One hour to listen to her sister’s academy gossip and laugh at her Dad’s stupid jokes. One hour to pretend everything’s okay. And one hour to escape.
Because once you become a Spinster, there’s no turning back. – Goodreads
Gennifer Albin, author of Crewel
Hi there! I’m so excited to be on Hobbitsies today (big thank you to Tara). See, I’ve had a few people ask me about the terminology I use in Crewel and how/why I chose it, particularly one very important term. I’ve chosen three terms from the novel to discuss today.
1. Ripping, or the act of removing someone’s thread from the world of Arras. I love this term because it’s so vivid. It just sounds horrible, doesn’t it? I got the idea from sewing. Whenever you sew a crooked thread or mess up a seam, you have to seam rip it with a scary device called, you guessed it, a seam ripper. Here’s a pic:
For Crewel, I adopted the concept and nicknamed it ripping. The process is much more precise than the term implies, but I think the term and the casual way it’s used by many characters show how removed the Spinsters are from what they’re doing on the Looms.
2. Rebounding, or a method of travel where a person is carefully moved from one place in the tapestry to another. I am OBSESSED with simplified means of travel, i.e. Transporter beams, portkeys, apparating. I should very much like someone to perfect such a means of transport, so that I no longer have to drag luggage about and cope with layovers. So when I had the chance to build my own world, I knew I wanted an interesting method of transportation. The idea of someone removing you from the world and carefully weaving you back into it was a lot of fun to visualize and create.
3. Spinster, or a girl who works the Looms of Arras. Ok, A LOT of people have questioned in reviews or over twitter whether I chose the term purposefully, and yes, yes, I did. I’ll be discussing this at more length later in the blog tour, but I’ll tell you now that I wanted to turn the concept of Spinster on its head. Check out the tour stop at Emily’s Reading Room on the 24th to learn more.
Giveaway of Crewel
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