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two file folders, a green one and a turquoise and gray floral one labeled Rejections and Acceptances! Several sheets of paper visible sticking out from folders.

Essays Accepted for Publication – at last!

By Myrna CG Mibus / September 10, 2021

In January, I started sending out essays to publications in hopes of getting them published. In early June, in my blog post Submitting My Essays – Keeping the Butterflies in Check, I wrote about the submission goal I set and how I submitted and submitted but still hadn’t had any acceptances. I was terribly discouraged…

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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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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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Writing Journals organized

Journals

By Myrna CG Mibus / September 8, 2020

In getting ready for our move to a smaller house, last night I packed away my old journals into plastic bins. I didn’t pause to look at the journals much while I was packing them away because that would have resulted in not getting the task done, but at quick glance I noticed a few…

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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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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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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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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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