August 22, 2011

The Evolution of YORAYM, Read #3

The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate Well, I asked Twitter what it wanted me to read, and it answered. It wants me to read The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate by Jacqueline Kelly. It is my dear friend Emily’s pick.

When Emily tweets, I obey. (Disobeying Emily is unwise. She’s the kinda gal who asks for extra wasabi.)

The neat thing is I wrote about this book in a previous post about great covers. It has yellow, a silhouette, and is sorta woodcutty. A triple threat!

Emily, if you’re out there, would you mind leaving a comment about why you chose this book?

One comment

Why, yes! Thank you, Wendy. I first loved this book when I saw the cover. I love black swirly vines and girls in aprons and braids. When I read it, I loved Calpurnia’s character and her story. It wasn’t a rip-roaring gotta-see-what-happens-next sort of read. No, it was a quiet, whispery, Sunday-afternoon-in-nature sort of read. I honestly couldn’t tell you much about plot specifics, but I can tell you that when I read it, I want to wonder at nature, to look closer at the little things, to be thankful I am a woman with choices, that science isn’t off-limits to anyone anymore, and that even girls with six brothers can find their voice. Back to you, Wendy.

by Emily on August 22, 2011 at 10:21 pm. #