I'm joining up with the Yarn Along at the Small Things blog again, it's such a lovely idea, and I had so much fun last time looking at everyone's contributions, especially my friend and co-author Dora. As she mentioned last time, we're close friends but we live so far away and the rare times we carve out for phone conversations can be so jam-packed we don't always get around to talking about these everyday things, like what we're reading and knitting.
Between my ongoing scripture study, fun reading, pre-reading books for the kids, reading with the kids, etc., I usually have close to a dozen books going at once, but this week is a quiet book week. From the bottom, the green leather cover is my Bible and Book of Mormon combo, always on my nightstand and usually the first thing I open when I wake up.
Riding the Bus with My Sister is a book I've been reading to the kids, we're almost done. It's not written for children, and has some adult themes in it, which is why we're reading it aloud, so I can edit as I go. But it's a well written, honestly reflective true story of one woman's relationship with her sister who has a cognitive disability resulting from a brain injury at or before birth. I decided to read it to my kids because I felt like it was a great look beyond the stereotypes, a look at two real women trying to work out the terms of their adult relationship, trying to learn how to respect each other. Even though the one sister's disability is more obvious, they're both carrying baggage, and both dealing with sibling issues we all deal with to some degree or another.