Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader


Hi! If you’ve found BaconOnTheBookshelf, someone’s probably sent you the link – it’s a word-of-mouth, friend to friend thing. I’m delighted you’ve stopped in!

Quick biographical info: I’m living and blogging in Nashville, Tennessee. I used to practice law. The kids are mostly grown, and the husband travels quite a lot. Pepper my dog is a mutt who won the genetic lottery. I write about books and about her, focusing on literary fiction, recent releases. and books friends are chatting about.

You can find some of my book reviews at StyleBlueprint and Nfocus.

Please let me know what you’re reading now – and what you’ll read next! Seriously, please send me an email.

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  1. Congratulation on a great BLOG!! Vicki

  2. Jennifer-
    With so very many opinions out there on everything, and especially books, yours are so much more thoughtful, realistic and relative than many. This is a wonderful and insightful blog and I am always happy to see it in my inbox!
    Much success and blessings to you!

    • Barby, your words mean a lot to me. Thank you so much for your tremendously kind encouragement!! I really appreciate it.

  3. Jennifer, congratulations on this wonderful blog! I already have kept a list of great book possibilities that I may have missed, but thanks to you and your guest readers, I will be searching them out and enjoying them. I love your writing style too…thoughtful and conversational. Much success and happy reading to you!

  4. I’ve heard wonderful comments on your blog.

  5. Hey Jennifer-I love your blog!

  6. Thank you so much for adding some sizzle to the lit community in Nashville! We are lucky to have you!

  7. Thank you Jennifer for such a wonderful review of “Above the Chatter, Our Words Matter” You make my day,(no) my week, (no) my YEAR so far. Than you for your kind words .. Bruce Pulver

    • Bruce, I loved being able to share your terrific book with others! And now I’m enjoying your Facebook posts after liking “Above the Chatter”… Thank you so much for the encouragement every day. Xo

  8. Thank you for this lovely blog! I was looking for some new fabulous reads to refill my “wish list” after the holidays, and you have given me many interesting and dynamic gems to consider! I especially appreciate the sincere and considerate way you and your guests approach reviews. Looking forward to following you further and mining new literary gold!

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