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Fifty Shades Darker

you can read but maybe it’s better no one will see you reading it…..

LISTEN to it  and maybe even for FREE (first time audible customers)


From the Reviews:

“…..I never would have believed it was possible, but Fifty Shades Darker is even better than Fifty Shades of Grey. Hard to believe, but true. Reading this book reminded me of a quote that I love by Alan Cohen, “Scared and sacred are spelled with the same letters. Awful proceeds from the same root word as awesome. Terrify and terrific. Every negative experience holds the seed of transformation.” Reading Fifty Shades Darker is like witnessing metamorphosis in action….”




My Father Was Carmen Miranda!: Memoirs of an English Showgirl

Find out what it was like to play the big UK theaters as the bombs fell….


from the Site:

My Father Was Carmen Miranda! is the story of music-hall showgirl Nena Jover Kelty – part of the renowned Jover family who entertained in circuses, theaters, and music halls throughout the world for three generations. When her father’s act, The Two Jovers, broke up in 1939, Tommy Jover drafted his children to form a new act, Tommy Jover with Nena and Raf. They played all over Britain through the dark years of World War II, from 1939 to 1946.

Although buzz bombs were falling, food was scarce, and travel was often dangerous, nothing would frighten the Brits into giving up their evenings at the music hall. In the best tradition of British variety, Tommy Jover did a raucous turn as a female impersonator – music hall patrons screamed with delight when he topped his head with a fruit basket and made like Carmen Miranda – much to the embarrassment of young Nena, who played straight to her father’s comic antics.

from the reviews  :

“…..I know her sister Faye so this was a great story of their lives The part I didn’t know was what went on in England during WORLD WAR II when they were younger

a great book to start with….”


The Tube Riders: Underground

are you a tube rider?

…..Beneath the dark streets of London they played a dangerous game with trains. Now it is their only chance for survival….

Britain in 2075 is a dangerous place. A man known only as the Governor rules the country with an iron hand, but within the towering perimeter walls of London Greater Urban Area anarchy spreads unchecked through the streets….Read more.

From the comments:

“very recommend ! …A sinister, dystopian London is where this story begins. A group of twenty-year-olds, so inured to their dismal surrounds that they ride the trains of the underground tube network, where a miscalculation in the leap to the train carriage means instant death…”



“….The adrenaline-lust of the Tube Riders (characters, not title) is ugly, but completely relatable (Take it from someone who’s done her share of dangerous/stupid/illegal dares and bets). And there’s several subversive twists in characterization and worldbuilding. For instance, men and women alike may have to resort to prostitution, and the most prominent character with that background is no less well written or relatable, because of his occupation….”

An Unauthorized Guide to Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone: How the On-Screen Spider-Man Couple Created a Real-Life Romance


what to say more? Emma Stone’s GREAT win this week take us back to her love and we all should check it out.


So use you time on the way to work and hear all about it.

if it’s you first time using an audio book – it will be free of charge

Check out some new photos of  Emma Stone as Best Performances of the Year


Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we’ve all suspected: you’re no one until someone calls you bossy.


Some readers reviews:

“….I read this book in its entirety in under 24 hours (AND I still managed to stick in sleep, work, and 3 squares). This book is perfect for anyone who loves Tina Fey’s sarcastic wit”


“…This was such a delight to read. I’ve read it twice now, and I wish I had the talent to do it justice in my review”

How to Talk to Anyone: 92 Little Tricks for Big Success in Relationships

Become a master communicator and succeed in life, love, and business

What is that magic quality that makes some people instantly loved and respected? Everyone wants to be their friend (or, if single, their lover!) In business, they rise swiftly to the top of the corporate ladder. What is their “Midas touch?”

What it boils down to is a more skillful way of dealing with people.

From the comments :

“…This book helped me so much in understanding how to hold a conversation with people. Leil Lowndes is a great writer and she really understands what it takes to become more confident in your conversation and in yourself as a person…”


“…My favorite section is the one on “How to sound like you’re peas in a pod,” which highlights the importance of familiarizing oneself with some key concepts and terms in each field so that you can literally “talk to anyone,” like the book title suggests. I am still building myself in this regard but I know from reflecting on the interpersonal success of my own mother, a natural conversationalist, letting the jargons roll of your tongue is definitely the best way to impress people in a different field. My mother’s work as a patent engineer has exposed her throughout her career to different industries. Whoever she talks to literally thinks she is the expert in their field because she knows all the right vocabulary!…”

The 33 Strategies of War – By Robert Greene

You really can’t go wrong with this book.

from the comments:

It is very entertaining and educational. Beyond that, you could pick up some sage, time-tested advice for improving both your business and your life

“….This book is amazing. Not only does it talk about battle wars, but, it discusses a lot that goes on daily lives. How to tackle life issues, strategies to develop when faced with difficult choices”


Pimsleur Hindi, Level 1, Lessons 1-5

You probably work or  have a good friend talking Hindi.

So it’s a good time to start learning Hindi now. 

Pimsleur is a great audio book teaching you all you need.

From the reviews:

“….an excellent book for anyone who wants to learn the language. The book assumes that you do not know the language at all.”


You can explore the site for more ideas

A new book every week!


The Alchemist: A Fable About Following Your Dream


The Alchemist , by Paulo Coelho

A Great way to start the year.

“Those who don’t understand their Personal Legends will fail to comprehend their teachings.”

If you are looking for a book that will inspire courage, this is the one. No matter what your dream, goals or visions are, the universe will conspire to help you achieve the things you want, regardless of how insurmountable the task seems. You must live the life you truly desire to its fullest extent if you want to look back on a life having worth lived.




odobook @ Invest in-Self

Morning. You are  ready for another rush-work-day in office

You know that the minute you step in to office , every second will be devoted for the excellent job you are making , every day.

But ,wait.

What about you? What about investing some time for yourself?

An effective person will use his time on the tube to hear a book.

Starting with self improvement books to Novels –
Starting a day of work after reading a beloved chapters will make it even a better day.

each post will share a good ODO-Book for your daily listen.