Monday, March 1, 2010

What I'm reading...

I am finally reading the book I am Hutterite by Mary-Ann Kirkby. It's a first hand account by a woman that grew up on a Hutterite colony near Portage la Prairie, Manitoba. My mother-in-law lent me this book a few visits ago and I put it in the back flap of my suitcase and somehow forgot about it for over a year!! At Christmas I was trying to decide which suitcase to bring and realized there was a book still in one!! This book is amazing!! It's not very long and I'm sure I'll have it finished in the next day or too, but I highly recommend it!!!

(I just read through my post and realized I had a lot of exclamation marks...I think I'll leave them.)

!!!!!!!!!!!!! Hope you're having a good Monday!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  1. I just read this book in January,it didn't take too long. I thought it was not bad, it really gives you a good outlook on how they grow up in the colony, very protected! I would recommend it because its short and gives you a little view into the colony life. I just finished reading the Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon. It's a very good book probably one of my favourites in a long, long time. Everyone should read this! Loved it and will probably read it again in the future!

  2. Doris (David's Mom)March 3, 2010 at 8:18 PM

    What a great read. This is the book that started me to read once again. I used to be a ferocious reader as well, but that was all before children, career and then raising a blended family. Somehow, there never was enough time for such a luxury, and if I did find some time, I would fall asleep before I could finish a page. I had heard about this book on the news and it piqued my interest because this colony is where my Dad and I used to go for eggs, calves and piglets. This is also the same colony that was close to where we would go camping when I was a young girl and then a teenager. We would often spend some time with some of the colony teens that had "escaped" for a late evening. This would be when they would put on some lipstick, smooth back their hair (or tease it if you were a girl). Their lives were so different than ours, yet they were so like us as teens. Ironically, this family moved so close to LaSalle. David's Grandpa and Dad would deliver water to them, just like to all of our other families in this area. Some of the little things that I really enjoyed are the events that I know really happpened. One of those is the trying on the high heel shoes. My girlfriend Pat also had this same teacher. She also remembers doing the same thing.
    Over the years, I have continued working with many Hutterite families at the hospital. They are always kind, loving people, who have changed with time but still remain true to many of their beliefs. This book allowed us into a small part of their world, not always showing us the positive. I hope you enjoy this easy read.
    I am looking forward to being a part of this blog with you. I will share with you my reads over 2009 and will continue to follow your adventures in reading, beading ( you do such beautiful work) and now knitting.

  3. Thanks for the comments!
    Doris that's so interesting!! Dave is actually reading the book right now-I'm looking forward to hearing what he thinks about it too!


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