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A book titled How to Love the World: Poems of Gratitude and Hope sits on a wood bookstand in a garden. The flowers and plants in the background are somewhat blurred but make for a nice backdrop for the book.

Book Review: How to Love the World

By Myrna CG Mibus / July 10, 2022

HOW TO LOVE THE WORLD: POEMS OF GRATITUDE AND HOPE is a delightful collection of poems that is perfect for when I need a pick-me-up.

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a book lover named Myrna wearing red glasses and a red shirt holds a book titled Ahmed Aziz's Epic Year in front of bookshelves

Book Review: Ahmed Aziz’s Epic Year

By Myrna CG Mibus / May 31, 2022

May is Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, All through the month, Content Bookstore, the bookstore where I work, featured staff picks from our favorite Asian American and Pacific Islander authors. I had the fun of reading an excellent Children’s Midgrade novel by a Minnesota author, Nina Hamza. I don’t know Nina but she…

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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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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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