Monday, April 11, 2011

On a Personal Note: ADD Reading

I have not been diagnosed with ADD. However, when it comes to reading (and I love to read) I absolutely cannot stay focused on one book for too long. I've found a solution! I am currently reading 4 books but I read them at different times of day. Here's how it works:

Bittersweet by Shauna Niequist is a great way to start the day. I read as part of my time with the Lord. Each chapter is short and sweet and food for thought about change, grief, motherhood, friendship, etc.

My bathroom reading (sorry if that is tmi) is Psychology in the Spirit by Todd Hall and John Coe. This book explores how Psychology and Spiritual Formation intersect.

My coffee shop reading is A Grief Observed by C.S. Lewis. I have yet to read a C.S. Lewis book that doesn't make me laugh and cry and think deeply. This book is a refreshingly honest look at the grief and questions he asked after his wife's death and the answers he found.
Finally, I end the day with my bedtime reading Finding Calcutta by Mary Poplin (not Poppins). This was great birthday gift from a dear friend. It is written by an American woman who spent time working with the ministry of Mother Teresa and what she saw first hand that changed her forever.


  1. I love this Lauren! and who doesn't have bathroom reading? Not tmi at all ;0) Bittersweet was amazing...still makes me think today. I read it in 3 days and laughed just as much as a cried. Miss u..we'll talk soon!

  2. I am reading Finding Calcutta right now as well LT! Love you!

  3. In the words of Annalisa....
    A, number 1: love that you have a pic of your bridesmaids next to your bed...makes me think you can't forget me! ;)

    B, number 2: so glad you're loving Finding Calcutta. I finished a while ago and am contemplating going back for a second read. It's great!

    Love you Lolo! P.S. call me, we have something to catch up on.

  4. Sarah-so glad I can debrief that book with someone :) Can't wait to talk!
    Katie- I miss you! We will have to have a book club over the phone.
    Em- Awesome. I will call asap.

  5. i have a good friend who moved with her family to denver the same week you guys did. she read bittersweet after moving too. and i think it's our next book for my mamas book club. i'm excited about it. see you soon!

  6. Meghan- I think you will love it. I want to hear your thoughts as you read it!