Wednesday, September 25, 2013

WWRW: Vol 5

Linking up again with Jessica of Housewifespice

   Currently I'm reading The Blue Jay's Dance by Louise Erdrich a memoir of sorts about pregnancy (mostly her last) and mothering during those first weeks and months.  The book covers a year and includes many observations about the world outside the window of the cabin where she writes in rural New Hampshire.  I'd read some of her fiction before but this is the first work of non-fiction of her's I read, her easy going yet thought provoking style holds true even in the new genre.  It reads almost like a series of short essays which I appreciate as it makes it easier for me to pick it up to enjoy even if I only have five minutes but can be disconcerting at times. Overall a wonderful somewhat poetic remembrance of pregnancy and baby-mothering.

Top of Liam's request list currently is Tons of Trucks by Sue Flies and Betsy Snyder a nicely put-together book about trucks ~ all kinds with just the right balance between words on the page and flaps to lift or textures to feel to make it an enjoyable read together experience.

Please head over Housewifespice for more WWRW


  1. I've never read any Erdich, but since there's a bird on the cover, I'm sold.

  2. Sounds like a great find - I'll be searching the local library for her :)

  3. I know someone in my house would love the trucks book!