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Green Olympia typewriter with paper in carriage and the word "Goals" typed on the page

Writing and Reading – Goals for 2022

By Myrna CG Mibus / May 2, 2022

Oh my! We’re well into 2022 but I haven’t posted about my Writing and Reading Goals for 2022. I set writing goals back at a writing retreat in February (led by my wonderful friend, writing mentor and coach, Kate Hopper) and I got to work on them. But I didn’t formally announce what they are…

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a drawing of a bookshelf with my favorite books read in 2021

Books Read in 2021

By Myrna CG Mibus / February 18, 2022

I read a total of 40 books in 2021, up 10 from last year with more memoir and romances than in years past. The upswing in my romance reading is largely due to the fatigue of living in a pandemic resulting in a desire to read books with happy endings. That and the fact that…

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a yellow and blue book titled London's Number One Dog Walking Agency: A Memoir by Kate MAcDougall sits on a white bookshelf surrounded by other memoirs

Book Review: London’s Number One Dog-Walking Agency

By Myrna CG Mibus / January 25, 2022

2021 was a good year for me for reading books. I read more books than in years past, which was quite nice. Soon I’ll be writing up my Books Read of 2021 blog post but since I don’t have that done quite yet, I will share a review of one of my favorite books of…

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A hand drawn picture from a journal showing books on a bookcase. Titles of the books are written on the spines. At the top, there is a banner that reads Books Read 2020. To the right is the start of another drawn bookshelf with Books Read 2021 on a banner at the top of the page

Books Read in 2020

By Myrna CG Mibus / June 21, 2021

I can’t believe we’re already over halfway through 2020 and I haven’t posted my listing of the books I read in the past year. I guess time got away with me, as it has for most people in this last year of COVID life, but it’s not too late to post my list so here…

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Miss Benson's Beetle novel on a bookshelf

Miss Benson’s Beetle Book Review

By Myrna CG Mibus / May 6, 2021

The Indie Bookstore where I work, Content Bookstore in Northfield, Minnesota, has started a Staff Picks Saturday feature on our social media sites. I’ve had four of my favorite books featured thus far and am going to share many of my staff picks here on my blog. First to feature? Well it’s Miss Benson’s Beetle,…

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World of Wonders

By Myrna CG Mibus / November 14, 2020

Several months ago, I received an advanced copy of World of Wonders: In Praise of Fireflies, Whale Sharks, and Other Astonishments, a book written by Aimee Nezhukumatathil and published by Milkweed Editions. The book is one of those that is hard categorize because it covers so many topics and fits into several genres. I could…

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The Book of Delights

A Delightful Diversion

By Myrna CG Mibus / March 25, 2020

  In my last post, in which I listed the books I read in 2019, I promised that I would post reviews of some of my favorite reads of 2019. Well, here is my first book recommendation – a collection of essays titled The Book of Delights by Ross Gay. In addition to being a…

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Books I read in 2019

Books Read in 2019

By Myrna CG Mibus / March 18, 2020

I’ve already read nine books in 2020 (thanks to Coronavirus social distancing measures and a lot of doctor-ordered time spent soaking in the tub to recover from a couple of surgeries – but that’s another story) but before I tell you about those books I want to go back and share with you the books…

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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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