Friday Finds: Books, Songwriting, & Minnesota


  • What book lover doesn’t like Books about Books?–that’s the topic of my latest Books in Bloom post featuring some very cute picture books.
  • Speaking of picture books, I also have a guest post on The Artful Parent this week: 4 New Picture Books to Inspire Your Young Artists.
  • As for non-picture books, an interesting and controversial book I reviewed for Library Journal is now available.  Choosing Cesarean by Magnus Murphy is a fascinating read for anyone interested in women’s health issues or the politics of birth  regardless of whether you agree that women should be able to choose an elective c-section.


  • As part of Arts Week on MPR’s Midday, Marianne Combs, Jeremy Messersmith, Haley Bonar, and Toki Wright talked about songwriting in this great segment.
  • If you are interested in what local musicians have to say about songwriting, you might like this post of mine in which I did just that: Speaking Music.



  • Maybe you’re sick of the meme already, but I thought this was pretty funny.  I present to you, Sh*t Minnesotan’s DON’T Say via


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