Monday, February 22, 2010

The Birth House

There is a lot going on in the crafting part of my world but I have about a million little projects on the go - and you have seen them all before. Right now I am working on making up some stock for a few shows that I will be participating in this spring. I'll give more details later when I have some pictures so share of what I've been doing.

For now I think I'll tell you a little about the other part of my world that is just for me - my bookshelf. I am reading The Birth House by Ami McKay and I am really enjoying it. Without giving too much away it is set in the early 1900s and follows the training and life of a young country midwife struggling against the medicalization of birth, and life in general, by the area's doctor who promotes ether, chloroform, Twilight Sleep, and the doctors best friend - forceps. Ah, such a good read! I'm off to read a few more pages while Lady Bug sleeps and Sweet Pea reads Each Peach Pear Plum (or each plum PEACH! as she calls it) beside me.

1 comment:

  1. I loved this book, the history, the story. So much that I picked it for my book club to read. We talked for hours!

    I hope you enjoyed it.


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