I used not to be a massive fan of audio books, thinking they were mainly for children and grandmothers, but a school run that takes me a full 60 minutes to complete, as I fight traffic heading into town as I head for home, has made me drastically reconsider.
Luckily I had an audio book to hand as I’d ordered it by mistake, instead of the actual book. And thank goodness I did; I LOVE it. The particular title I’m listening to is both improving and empowering which is, I think, a pretty good place to start.
Anyone who is working, or thinking about working should try to listen to (or at the very least, if you can find the time, read) Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead by Sheryl Sandberg. As the chief operating officer of Facebook and Time’s 100 Most Influential People in the World, I reckon she knows a thing or two that I do not.
The truth is that I mainly wanted to read her book because she looks identical to my friend’s mother who I like very much. Not that compelling a reason and I think I am safe in the knowledge that Sandberg, who would probably be horrified by such an admission, does not read changmoh.
I’m halfway though. Any audio book recommendations, (no readers with horribly annoying voices please!) please send them my way.
Lean In was courtesy of NOQ Store Asia who offer 14 million titles at 50% off – which they claim to be the cheapest book prices in Asia. I have to say I like the UK company the Book Depository, who offer free shipping to Singapore and very reasonably priced books but very sadly make you wait forever before they can deliver – it can be up to two months. These guys are a good alternative.
Complete works of George Eliot image courtesy of Fagan Books
Lean In image via amazon