Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

March 31, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

I Miss You When I Blink: Interview with Mary Laura Philpott

Book Titles: I Miss You When I Blink, I am, I am, I am

This week – seeking comfort – I returned to an old favorite, The Tao of Pooh, by Benjamin Hoff. “While Eeyore frets and Piglet hesitates and Rabbit calculates and Owl pontificates, Pooh just is.” I’m not sure that the Tao is my road to inner peace, but I’m not opposed to borrowing its wisdom. And I’m in favor of Pooh in all circumstances.

May 4, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Margaret Atwood Spends Time in Local Sheriff’s Office; William Finnegan Surfs Through Nashville on His Way to a Pulitzer; Oh, and Jane Smiley Drops By

Book Titles: Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, The Heart Goes Last, The Hundred Years Trilogy

If you’ve got three minutes – literally, three – and need a tiny refreshing break from the Mayhem, check out a newly released interview with Margaret Atwood, part of Nashville Public Television’s revitalized Word on Words series.  Margaret Atwood did some time with author J.T. Ellison at the Jerry Newsom Center, talking about herself and her latest book, The Heart Goes Last.  “I don’t think I’m fearless, …

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December 12, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Saturday Bacon: Eat a Scone Instead?

Book Title: Do Unto Animals

I recently enjoyed every moist, buttery crumble of the Best Scone of My Entire Life at Nashville’s new Dozen Bakery, located down by Fort Negley.  I chose the pear rosemary, though I was tempted by the cornmeal cherry.  I bought a pumpkin cranberry muffin for “later” (in the car on the way home, as it turns out).  Is it even possible that it was as good as the …

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