Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 1, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Feel The Rain on Your Skin: October Happenings

Book Title: The Rain in Portugal

Most of the time I’d really rather stay home. I have to fight the good fight against inertia. Maybe you do too! Today’s post features five ways to drench yourself with words unspoken, to live your life with arms wide open – to feel the rain on your skin.  I’m featuring Nashville events, but I hope this list will inspire you wherever you live. 1. …

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March 21, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Julian Barnes is In The House!

Book Title: Flaubert's Parrot

Vanderbilt does it again, bringing serious star power to Nashville through its Chancellor’s Lecture Series!  The lecture is free and open to the public, and you might want to arrive on the early side this Wednesday evening, March 23d, to meet Julian Barnes, often described as one of Britain’s most brilliant and sophisticated novelists.  (Event details at the end of the post.)  Barnes won the Man Booker Prize in 2011 for …

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