Episode 7, part I – I’m different now

Hello again.  This is Dr. Shahnaz Ahmed with living a life through books.  This is a two part episode.  Here’s a bit of background.  When I started thinking seriously about this podcast and began developing the framework and content for the episodes, it was in June of this year. At that time, I was asking […]

Halloween episode

Welcome to Halloween and my first seasonal episode. Here’s a bit of micro history.  I have had, since the beginning of September, enough episodes for publishing every other week all the way up to the end of this year.  Yes, 2018 is in the bag.  I considered doing more episodes and maybe even putting out an […]

Can’t Sleep, Can’t Put it Down

“A book you could not put down” That is the topic for this transcript from the podcast by Living a Life through Books. Here’s the link for the podcast. Hello again and as always, welcome back.  This is Dr. Shahnaz Ahmed, your friendly neighborhood book reader for living a life through books.  Before I start […]

Episode 5 – The Re-read

Hello everyone.  Last time we spoke about half finished books. This time, let’s go the other direction. What about a book you’ve finished and love so much, you want to read it again?  That has happened to me.  I’ve read “The Monk who sold his Ferrari” 3 times.  First time, I read it.  Second time, I highlighted […]

Episode 4 – Unfinished

And it’s me again. Today let’s talk about finishing books. In my experiment, I only counted the books I had finished.  An unfinished book, was an unfinished book.  I did not think it would be fair to say that I had read a book, although I read it half way and did not like it.  So, what […]

Episode 3 – We are who we are

Hello and welcome again. Today, let’s talk about the mirror. OK, not the literal mirror, but the mirror that allows us to look within ourselves and try to discover who we are and what we really like, without fear of judgment from others.  I remember talking to someone years ago about how he loved ABBA but hid […]

Episode 2 – Good to Great: The referencing principle

Hello again and welcome to my second podcast.  In my first introductory podcast, I made mention that I am a pediatric dentist. For today, let’s talk a bit about that and books, of course.  I have my own practice and if I were to be honest, the dentistry is not the challenge. It’s the business aspects, because […]

Episode 1 – Introduction to Living a Life Through Books

Shahnaz Ahmed podcasting

Hello, I’m Dr. Shahnaz Ahmed and welcome to my first podcast, living a life through books.  I’m a pediatric dentist, but that is not totally relevant to this podcast.  It may have some relevance later on, but for now a little bit of background.  This podcast originally started as a personal reading experiment.  Yes, I […]