book review

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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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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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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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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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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