From Tracie: Reading Between Interruptions

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Reading Between Interruptions

When I think of a book I've read in the past, I usually remember the place I read it. I received Between Interruptions: 30 Women Tell the Truth About Motherhood in the mail, and it sat in my to be read pile for about a week, until the day I grabbed it on my way out the door to run errands. I pulled it out of my bag at the DMV, and started reading. My husband leaned over and complained about the wait, and I was surprised to see almost two hours had passed without me even noticing it - I was that engrossed in these women's stories.
Between Interruptions Cover

I was a little skeptical of this book at first. Collections of essays (or short stories) aren't usually my favorite. But I found that even the authors whose lives and experiences are completely different than mine really pulled me in, and I was able to find commonality in our journeys as mothers.

Cori Howard
In her introduction to the book, the editor, Cori Howard (founder of The Momoir Project) said, "I wanted to provide a space where mothers could talk about the huge transformation involved in becoming mothers. I wanted them to explore the difficulties they've had in the process of becoming mothers; the choices and decision they've faced and how they've handled them; how they've managed the identity crisis, the career crises, the relationship crisis." I think with Between Interruptions, she accomplished her goal. It is an honest and interesting book.

Legal Stuff: I was provided a free copy of this book to read and review by TLC Book Tours, but I did not receive any further compensation. All the opinions are mine, and I was not required to say nice things.


  1. Put it on my ever-growing list! Thanks for sharing.

  2. That's a great idea for a book! You wrote this beautifully, btw. Two hours at the DMV? Wow!

    Hey, Tracie--Guess who won some cake pops?! Send your snailmail details, okay? (but no rush :)

  3. If it can make the time at the DMV pass quickly, then it has got to be good.

  4. This MUST have been an amazing read if it made time fly at the DMV!

    I'm glad to see how much you enjoyed it. Thanks for being a part of the tour.