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“Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures” edited by Jennifer Leo

"Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures" edited by Jennifer Leo

"Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures" edited by Jennifer Leo

Title/Author: “Sand in My Bra and Other Misadventures” edited by Jennifer Leo

Genre: Non-fiction – short travel stories by women

Rating: 5 out of 5

WV Reader Review: Women authors reflect on being in “Mom” shape next to teenagers on a beach in Mexico, work following you on a winter trip to escape, thinking about work and finding your inner “woman” while rafting in Utah. Fun and fascinating.

“A Girl from Yamhill: A Memoir” by Beverly Cleary

"A Girl from Yamhill: A Memoir" by Beverly Cleary

"A Girl from Yamhill: A Memoir" by Beverly Cleary

Title/Author: “A Girl from Yamhill: A Memoir” by Beverly Cleary

Genre: Non-fiction – memoir of Beverly Cleary’s early life (Oregon writer of children’s books)

Rating: 5 out of 5

WV Reader Review: Interesting book of growing up in Oregon during the 1920s/1930s. Being a transplant to Oregon, it was great insight to life at that time. It’s also a reflection of relationship between mother and daughter that is not uncommon in this day and age of 2011.

“How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job” by Dale Carnegie

"How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job" by Dale Carnegie

"How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job" by Dale Carnegie

Title/Author: “How to Enjoy Your Life and Your Job” by Dale Carnegie

Genre: Non-fiction – self-help book, motivational

Rating: 4+ out of 5

WV Reader Review: There were so many wonderful thought-provoking tidbits – I need to re-read again in about a month to get more to stick. Here’s a quote: “Nobody is so miserable as he who longs to be somebody and something other than the person he is in body and mind” (pg. 14). Here’s another: “Let us not imitate others. Let’s find ourselves and be ourselves” (p. 22). All in all it was well worth the time to read and I took notes as I read – great read!