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Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead
Price: 5.98

5.0 out of 5 stars Very thoughtfully written on challenges in the workplace, 8 May 2013
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The take away from this book will be different for everyone. A male boss will realize why females need more coaxing to step up to a challenge. Female professionals will realize that they need sit at the table more and leave only when they are really leaving. It talks about the different choices people make and how they need to be respected and not judged. It talks about how the professional workplace needs to be more open to gender differences - embrace them instead of thinking of them as issues.

This book has far reaching effects - more and more people are talking about their challenges, inspiring each other to make changes in their lives. I am sure Sheryl only dreamed of creating such a movement in the world. Congratulations Sheryl - you did it!

Fantastic book and I would recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It will change your life.


The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
The Hundred-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out of the Window and Disappeared
Price: 2.99

5.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining and a good read!, 11 April 2013
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I love that the author has intertwined some of the most important event of the world with Allan's influence. Very cleverly written and could not stop laughing! A must read!


The Palace of Illusions
The Palace of Illusions
by Chitra Divakaruni
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written book on the Mahabharat, 21 Dec 2012
A females perspective on the Mahabharat, it shows the sensitivity of the characters and what it must have been like to have 5 husbands. My favourtite is the last chapter of the book. It has been beautifully written and very touching. Enjoyed every page of the book and still think about alot of the excerps from it.


Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000
Microsoft Wireless Media Desktop 1000

1.0 out of 5 stars Good ergenomics, terrible signal, 22 Dec 2011
Please do not buy this keyboard. Although it is a comfortable keyboard to type on, I have had to change the battery atleast once a month. The signal from the is terrible and the mouse is heavy and bulky. You have to also attach a huge piece of equipement to your computer, so that the keyboard gets the wireless signal from your laptop. The wire is long which makes it extremely inconvenient and takes up alot of space. Think a million times before you buy this product.


The Bhagavad Gita (Excelsior Editions)
The Bhagavad Gita (Excelsior Editions)
by Winthrop Sargeant
Edition: Paperback
Price: 19.39

4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The best start towards understanding the Gita, 25 Aug 2010
I have been looking for a book for the literal translation of the Gita for quite a while, but was not quite satisfied until I came across this book, on the suggestion of my aunt who is a Sanskrit scholar.

The book first gives a good background of the setting of the Gita and its basic knowledge as to how to read the syllables. It then translates all 700 shlokas on three levels; word to word, line by line and then finally the gist of each shloka. The language is simple and precise and can be read by anyone who remotely curios about the Gita. The translations come together on all three levels to give you a better context and understanding of the underlying meanings.

The book is an exciting read and at the same time, can give you a lot to think about. Loved this book and will definitely recommend it!


Stones into Schools
Stones into Schools
by Greg Mortenson
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.99

5.0 out of 5 stars A window into Greg Mortenson's work to save the world, 11 Aug 2010
This review is from: Stones into Schools (Paperback)
After reading Three Cups of Tea, I couldn't wait to read Stones Into Schools. Didn't think it would be just as good, but I was wrong!
The beauty of the book is how it explains the different relationships that have been created with a diverse set of people in the last seven years to make the CIA a strong organization. It gives a promise that long after the CIA, the movement of the importance of education will always remain strong. This is because the CIA does not simply provide schools and books, but it empowers the local people to be creative, and make it feel it is their own baby. It gives truly inspiring ideas as to how education can be spread in various forms, and how it has catered to the local needs of the area.

The most important message it gives, is the humanitarian effort of the US military. That they too are struggling to empower the people, understand them and help them have a better life.

This book is a promise that better times are ahead for not only Afghanistan and Pakistan, but for all the other countries that have taken the idea of education to empower the local people. This is the only way a country can grow prosperous, self sustaining and peaceful.

Thank you Greg, your amazing CIA team and your families for your hard work in creating a better place for all of us to live in.


Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything
Eat, Pray, Love: One Woman's Search for Everything
by Elizabeth Gilbert
Edition: Paperback
Price: 5.99

0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Funny and Adventurous, 12 July 2010
It was very easy to identify with her in the book...an identity seeking quest that we all need to venture on, before attaching ourselves to our life partners. She tells you to do what it takes to find your inner peace, so that you can be happy for the rest of your life. What I loved about the book was the discovery that everyone seek the answers to different questions. Some have a quiet mind already and do not need meditation or philosophy to reach God. Some do.
Funny, witty and brave!


Half of a Yellow Sun
Half of a Yellow Sun
by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Edition: Paperback
Price: 6.20

4.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully written book about the Biafran War, 12 July 2010
This review is from: Half of a Yellow Sun (Paperback)
I loved the way she described the War from a humane aspect. During war, we read numbers and statistics. One can feel the pain, sorrow and love about the war when you read about someones lives. She has related each person's character beautifully, entangled their lives and has created a master love story.


Leap of Faith PB (Thorndike Paperback Bestsellers)
Leap of Faith PB (Thorndike Paperback Bestsellers)
by Queen Noor
Edition: Paperback

5.0 out of 5 stars Window into Jordan through the eyes of the Queen, 20 April 2010
It is a beautiful love story with an incite to the Arab world. Very well written and gave a clear perspective of the middle east. Thank you for sharing your story.


Kenwood BL450 Blender, 1.6 Litre, 600 W (White) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)
Kenwood BL450 Blender, 1.6 Litre, 600 W (White) (Discontinued by Manufacturer)

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Love it!, 20 April 2010
Love this blender because it is so easy to remove the blade and clean it! Good basic model, useful multimill with its own cap, so you can store it in the fridge when not in use otherwise.


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