I came to it at a time when I was doing a lot of reading on Indigenous ways of knowing and the idea of orality. As a result, in addition to buying a physical copy, I got an audiobook version from the library. My first reading was actually a listening. There was something more intriguing, poetic, and authentic about hearing it. Listening also give more power to her voice as a storyteller. Once I’d finished, I revisited some of my favorite parts to re-read and make some notes.
The book also has some benefit in that while it is somewhat linear, the chapters could be read out of order or even skipped without destroying the whole.
I hope you ultimately find it as beautiful as I did.