books

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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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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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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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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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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