Hi, I am John Miedema. In 2009 I published a small book, Slow Reading, a set of academic essays about the benefits and pleasure of reading at a voluntary pace. It was a timely book, feeding into the trending debate about e-readers. My book caught a wave of interest internationally. I was invited on the speaking circuit and was interviewed by several major media. That was fun.

Since then I have been working on a larger imaginative work, exploring ideas about books, the internet and machine life. This new work is called After Reading. I am drafting the work on the web as a series of short essays with sketches. I first post content here at my blog, and then copy it to a dedicated site for editing. One day I will publish the work as an illustrated book. It is a labour of love and I am in no hurry. Slow writing, I suppose.

At this blog I also post shorts and sketches on other subjects, everything from fitness and psychology to culture and politics.

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