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Books I read in 2018

Books Read in 2018

By Myrna CG Mibus / January 1, 2019

At the beginning of 2018 I created a visual “bookshelf” in my bullet journal to record the books I read and make some notes about them. Looking back at my year, assuming I actually recorded every book I read, I read 28 books (not counting children’s picture books and the like which I didn’t record).…

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Educated - a memoir

Memoir Pick – Educated

By Myrna CG Mibus / December 19, 2018

One of the hottest memoirs of the year at Content Bookstore (and, I suspect, at bookstores all over the country) is Educated by Tara Westover. I read this book before it was published (I got an advance reader copy/ARC) and knew right away based on the amazing story and the quality of the writing that…

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Favorite Fiction Summer Wives

Favorite Fiction Pick – The Summer Wives

By Myrna CG Mibus / December 18, 2018

I’m going to be posting some of my favorite books from 2018 here on my blog in the weeks to come! As you likely know, I work at an independent bookstore – Content Bookstore in Northfield, Minnesota. I love that I am surrounded by books at work and at home and feel lucky that I am…

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Community Reading

A Community Reading

By Myrna CG Mibus / May 31, 2018

I’m excited to announce that I get to read an essay written by my friend, Joy Riggs, at a Community Reading taking place in Northfield at Imminent Brewing on Friday, June 1st beginning at 5:00 p.m. Joy would normally read her own essay but will be out of town celebrating her daughter’s college graduation. Thanks for…

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Journal and pens ready to write

Getting Ready to Write

By Myrna CG Mibus / September 16, 2017

I’m writing on my deck this afternoon, working on a story that’s due in a week and a half. Correction. I’m sitting on my deck this afternoon and am getting ready to write the story that is due in a week and a half but am writing a blog entry instead. A few years ago,…

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journal and fountain pens

Journaling again

By Myrna CG Mibus / August 15, 2017

I recently purchased a soft cover Leuchtturn1917 journal in a lovely blue color. It has numbered pages that are dotted instead of lined (lined and unlined are available but I chose the dotted for the fun of it), lovely thick paper and some nice extras like two ribbon bookmarks, an index page and an elastic band…

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Domestication poetry Rob Hardy

Poetry Morning

By Myrna CG Mibus / April 9, 2017

The last several days have been full of many wonderful moments and also way too many tough ones. It’s life. It’s not always easy. I’m feeling overwhelmed. I am feeling like I am failing on several levels – parenting and being a kind spouse high on the list. But I am doing my best to stay task…

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Reading at breakfast

Reading Past my Bedtime

By Myrna CG Mibus / March 4, 2017

I was up way past my bedtime last night finishing an advance reader copy of Saints for All Occasions, a novel by J. Courtney Sullivan which will be on sale May 9, 2017. I confess, I stayed up past my bedtime reading this book the night before last, too. And was reading it at breakfast yesterday morning. And…

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Office file cabinet organizing

Making Space

By Myrna CG Mibus / February 7, 2017

As most of you know, 2016 was a tough year for me with my Dad passing away and other things. I needed to concentrate on my family so I put my writing on a back burner. I’m okay with my decision to not write much last year. That said, things have settled down enough now…

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52 Lists for Happiness book

Another 30 Days of Writing!

By Myrna CG Mibus / November 2, 2016

You may recall that I did a 30 Days of Writing challenge last March and also did one back in 2012. Well, guess what? I’m doing another 30 Days of Writing challenge and about a dozen other writers are joining me! The basic deal is this – write a bit every day for 30 days.…

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