Myrna CG Mibus

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Welcome to Writing Space

Welcome to my Writing Space blog! This is where I write about, well, writing and things related to my writing life. What can you expect to find here? I’ll share updates on my projects and tell you about what I’m reading. I’ll tell you about other writers and their projects and I may slip in a book review or tell you about a writing event.

If you are looking for my blog posts about bicycling, flying, baking and other fun things that I do, visit my Idyllwild blog.

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A Delightful Diversion

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 Read in 2019

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...

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It’s That Organizing my Writing Project

Not quite a year ago, I sat down with my writing teacher and friend, Kate Hopper, to talk about my writing goals and all that. I've long talked about writing a book - a memoir or collection of essays - but I've written on so many topics over the years - body image,...

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My Essay is on Grown & Flown

I'm excited to announce that an essay I wrote in a recent writing class taught by Christi Craig was published on Grown & Flown, a website and blog for parents of teens who are preparing for college and beyond. My essay, which started with a prompt to write about...

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Books Read in 2018

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...

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Memoir Pick – Educated

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...

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Favorite Fiction Pick – The Summer Wives

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...

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A Community Reading

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...

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