Myrna CG Mibus

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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Three books to read

Books for Spring Break

By Myrna CG Mibus / March 22, 2016

My daughter, Rose, and I are heading to Chicago early tomorrow morning for a mother/daughter mini-break. We’re going to visit a couple of colleges, see some sights, shop a bit and enjoy some good food. Also on the agenda is plenty of writing and reading time – hopefully accompanied by a good coffee or cup of…

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Goodnight Mr. Darcy book

Goodnight Mr. Darcy

By Myrna CG Mibus / March 15, 2016

Today I picked up a cute little book I special ordered from Content Bookstore where I work part-time. The book, Goodnight Mr. Darcy, is a retelling of Pride and Prejudice in the fashion of the beloved children’s classic Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown. I honestly don’t remember how I found out that Goodnight Mr. Darcy existed, I must have seen it…

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Story Quilt booklets

Project Complete!

By Myrna CG Mibus / March 5, 2016

On Friday I had the fun of seeing a project I started working on last fall come to completion. My friend, Jean, had just picked up a freshly printed stack of booklets about one of her mother’s priceless story quilts – The Purple Sandwich Quilt – and invited me over to see them and celebrate.  I’m honored that Jean…

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Journal and pen

30 Days of Writing

By Myrna CG Mibus / February 29, 2016

I spent the last several days in northwest Wisconsin at a Motherhood and Words writing retreat led by the fabulous Kate Hopper. This is the third time I’ve attended one of Kate’s retreats and this retreat, like the others, was full of writing exercises, good food, some tears and lots of laughter. At the other retreats I…

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A stack of four books

Books for Christmas

By Myrna CG Mibus / December 26, 2015

Books are a mainstay present in our family at Christmastime. This year, likely because I work at Content Bookstore so my shopping for books for gifts was super easy, we ended up with more books for Christmas than other years. I was delighted to receive four new novels from Owen and the kids, all of which were on…

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Books I love from 2015

Favorite Reads of 2015 – all set in England

By Myrna CG Mibus / December 18, 2015

A writing group I belong to, Write on Mamas, is compiling a list our favorite books from 2015. I just sent in my list and realized the three titles I sent in all have something in common – they are all set in England. I don’t believe I’m making a special effort to pick British books to read…

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Salsa Vaya bike on Cannon Valley Trail

On Riding, Writing and Sitting Still

By Myrna CG Mibus / November 14, 2015

Note: This post was also published on my Idyllwild blog. I’m on a writing retreat at the Anderson Center in Red Wing and took a break from my writing yesterday and this morning to get out and ride the Cannon Valley Trail. The CVT parallels the Anderson Center’s property and to get to the trail I only need…

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