Monday, October 19, 2009

What are you reading on Mondays?


A weekly event hosted by J. Kaye’s Book Blog to discuss your reading week ~ the books you've read and those you plan on reading in the coming week.

Currently Reading: The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate
by Jacqueline Kelly
Pages: 352
Genre: Young Adult

I have been reading more young adult fiction lately, I guess I think my brain needs a rest from the serious stuff.

I am more than half way through this, and it seems charming enough. Not sure what the plot is though, or if there is one.

Calpurnia is a nearly 12 year old female who is the middle child (the only girl) of 7 siblings. She is coming of age in Texas in the year 1899 where corsets and 'coming out' are the norm. Calpurnia wants none of it, she fancies herself a naturalist and loves bugs, plants and her grandfather, who is also a Scientist of some sort.

6 comments:

Zia said...

Hmm I have never heard of that book. Hope you enjoy it and have a great week!

Jennifer said...

I have not heard of the book, but it sounds cute! Happy reading.
Jennifer
http://rundpinne.blogspot.com/2009/10/what-are-you-reading-mondays.html

Marie said...

I've read more young adult fiction in the last few months then I have since I was probably a young adult -- I've found some great books that way lately. I'll have to check out Calpurnia also!

J. Kaye said...

I was reading your note above. There is another option. You don't have to have pop ups or the embeded. I have the other one.

Bluestocking said...

This does sound like a good book. Here is mine

gautami tripathy said...

It really interests me!

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