Myrna CG Mibus

Chicken Soup The Joy of Christmas

Good News to Share

By Myrna CG Mibus / October 19, 2016

At the end of my post in late August, I mentioned I was going to share some good news about an essay I wrote. Well, I’m sharing the news now! My essay, “Christmas Time,” is in the new Chicken Soup for the Soul: The Joy of Christmas book that hit bookstore shelves on October 18th. “Christmas…

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Robert Frost quote on sign

Write on through.

By Myrna CG Mibus / October 9, 2016

I just got back from a writing retreat weekend led by the fabulous Kate Hopper of Motherhood and Words. It was a weekend away that I really needed – one filled with rest, reading, writing and wonderful women friends. I’m so grateful I was able to attend. It was meant to be, I think. Kate’s…

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Life From Scratch book and cake ingredients

Chocolate Cake – Life from Scratch

By Myrna CG Mibus / September 21, 2016

A few months ago, I finished reading Life from Scratch: a memoir of food, family, and forgiveness by Sasha Martin, blogger at Global Table Adventure. I thoroughly enjoyed the book so I wrote a mini-review to recommend Life from Scratch to our customers at Content Bookstore. Among other things, I wrote that Life from Scratch is “a delicious read, with recipes!” Each chapter of the book…

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Locally Laid book and eggs

Locally Laid – a Plucky Memoir

By Myrna CG Mibus / September 15, 2016

Back in the beginning of August, Content Bookstore had an event with Lucie Amundsen, author of the memoir Locally Laid: How We Built a Plucky, Industry-Changing Egg Farm from Scratch. I was excited to be working at Content that night as I was really curious about the book and wanted to learn more of how Lucie and her husband, Jason, started up an egg farm in…

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Dex Fountain Pen

Fountain Pen Find

By Myrna CG Mibus / September 6, 2016

When it comes to writing, I prefer to use fountain pens. I got hooked on using them about 20 years ago when I was attending University of St. Thomas. One of my English professors talked about how important it was to him to use a certain kind of writing instrument in his writing practice and…

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Family overlooking Bath, England

It’s August now, almost September

By Myrna CG Mibus / August 29, 2016

It’s August now, almost September, and I have not written a blog post in four months. A lot has happened in this short period of time. My Dad passed away in July and while I am glad he is now at peace the weeks leading up to his death were some of the worst. There’s way more…

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Yellow Poppies in a field

A poem a day in April

By Myrna CG Mibus / April 28, 2016

A friend of mine, poet and writer Leslie Schultz, has been posting a new poem to her Winona Media blog every day this month. I’ve been reading many of the poems but didn’t know exactly why Leslie was writing a poem each day. I simply figured she came up with a clever 30 days of…

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Tree with Acorns

Thanks for the Reminder, Lab Girl

By Myrna CG Mibus / April 21, 2016

Part of the fun of working in a bookstore is that we get advance copies of books to read. Another great thing is that we have author events. I feel like I hit the jackpot because the author of one of the advance copies I am reading, a memoir titled Lab Girl, is coming to…

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Dove chocolate wrapper saying Quote your Dad

Quote Your Dad

By Myrna CG Mibus / April 11, 2016

I found a lone piece of Dove dark chocolate in the pantry today so decided I’d better eat it. I love Dove chocolates for two reasons – they simply taste good and there’s a saying on the inside of each foil wrapper. The sayings are generally inspirational or thought provoking. Some mean more to me than others.…

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View of desk with computer at window

Settling In to Write

By Myrna CG Mibus / March 31, 2016

I am settling in to write for the next few days at the wonderful Anderson Center in Red Wing, Minnesota. I’ve unpacked my computer, books, journal, and pens and have made myself a cup of tea. I am ready to write! I’m on a self-guided writing retreat with my friends Joy and Chris. We’ve now done several…

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