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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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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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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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Community Reading

A Community Reading

By Myrna CG Mibus / May 31, 2018

I’m excited to announce that I get to read an essay written by my friend, Joy Riggs, at a Community Reading taking place in Northfield at Imminent Brewing on Friday, June 1st beginning at 5:00 p.m. Joy would normally read her own essay but will be out of town celebrating her daughter’s college graduation. Thanks for…

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Domestication poetry Rob Hardy

Poetry Morning

By Myrna CG Mibus / April 9, 2017

The last several days have been full of many wonderful moments and also way too many tough ones. It’s life. It’s not always easy. I’m feeling overwhelmed. I am feeling like I am failing on several levels – parenting and being a kind spouse high on the list. But I am doing my best to stay task…

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The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy being held by bookshelf

My new favorite book!

By Myrna CG Mibus / April 7, 2015

This post was also published on my Idyllwild Blog on April, 7, 2015 I mentioned a book that I liked in a blog post Read More – Here’s my stack of books (from January 2014). The book is The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce. I loved the book and have read it twice already so I was…

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The Love Song of Miss Queenie Hennessy being held by bookshelf

More books to read!

By Myrna CG Mibus / October 20, 2014

I set a goal to read more, write more and ride more in 2014. It seems that I also have also added a buy more books for my collection category to that goal because I keep buying books to add to my must read stack. Today I stopped at Monkey See, Monkey Read (an independent bookstore in Northfield, MN) and picked up a…

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