Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

December 29, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Nonfiction Top Picks 2018: Our Moment in Time

Book Titles: Locking Up Our Own: Crime and Punishment in Black America, The Girl With Seven Names, I Was Told to Come Alone, Astrophysics for People in a Hurry, A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived, Islam and The Future of Tolerance

The world today is noisy with news. We’re yanked from one story to the next with hardly a moment to pause and reflect. Anger sometimes simmers just beneath the surface of those making – and reporting – the news. It’s tiring, and I’m not sure we’re on a path to wisdom. What can you do? Take a deep breath. Try to gain a broader perspective …

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October 4, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Love the Wine You’re With

A Bacon Recommendation for good times, or bad: Step away from the computer. Set your phone on do not disturb. Open a book. And savor a glass of the wine you’re with! Today’s post features wine and book pairings prepared for the University School of Nashville’s “Fall Book Frenzy” – their annual Used Book Sale and Silent Auction taking place this Thursday through Saturday, October …

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