More books related to the subject-
Anything by Sheila Kitzinger - I like Homebirth a lot
Mayes is a good textbook that I've read parts of in the past.
Birthing From Within by Pam England
Baby Catcher by Peggy Vincent is just a fun read about the life of a midwife in San Francisco
I'm not all that far into my studies so I'm not a true wealth of info yet. Just read read read read everything you can, search the internet for interesting topics related to midwifery, read studies and articles. Maybe try your hand as a doula, start a self-paced doula training course, which can be expensive but it's a lot of good info. I am doing a course with Childbirth International, after researching all the different programs out there, this was the best for me. There is BirthArts, ICEA, DONA, ALACE, Childbirth International, on and on and on. Once you start training you could maybe be able to attend a birth here and there as a doula to get some birth experience in and to help out some good people.
Just some thoughts! If I think of anything more I'll post it.