Tag Archives: David Shields

Deep reading with David Shields

How many of us read novels anymore? How many of us read “difficult” books that force us to stop, think, re-read, argue with the author inside our heads? How many of us can still become obsessed by a book? I … Continue reading

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Baby steps and the journey to running excellence

Baby steps Yesterday I did my first jog outside in over two months. I was pathetically slow, but it doesn’t matter. I had a very bad fall over two months ago, involving a heavy wooden bench and a hard floor. … Continue reading

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How I choose books to read

Reading is just another activity that has been hugely changed by computers and other entertainment technology. I’m writing this post for those of you who still read books—or have the ambition to read them. I don’t believe people will ever … Continue reading

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