Women Un­bound

Be­hind ev­ery suc­cess­ful woman is a good book that in­spired and mo­ti­vated them, writes Elena Koshy

New Straits Times - - Pulse -

IN an age where the In­ter­net rules along with short at­ten­tion spans and com­mu­ni­ca­tion is lim­ited to 140-char­ac­ter Twit­ter up­dates, does any­one read books any­more? The for­got­ten past-time of read­ing opens a door to pos­si­bil­i­ties — that we can be more than we can imag­ine and ac­com­plish so much more than we be­lieve we can. It was Oprah Win­frey who said: “Books showed me there were pos­si­bil­i­ties in life, that there were ac­tu­ally peo­ple like me liv­ing in a world I could not only as­pire to but at­tain. Read­ing gave me hope. For me, it was the open door.”

In­ter­na­tional Women’s Day may be over but there are never enough rea­sons to cel­e­brate wom­an­hood ev­ery day. We give a nod to some of our own phe­nom­e­nal women who’ve made an in­deli­ble mark on our na­tion’s land­scape and dis­cover that the sin­gu­lar thread that binds all th­ese amaz­ing women from dif­fer­ent back­grounds is a love of read­ing.

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