Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

June 11, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Nashville Special: All We Ever Wanted

Here in Nashville, we had a lot of opinions about Anthony Bourdain’s visit (rest in peace) when he came to town. Same with the hit TV show “Nashville.” Mostly we loved being in the limelight! But you also heard whispers and complaints. Minor and major grousing. The chatter was half the fun!  Next-up: a big-time novel set in Nashville by a big-time, New York Times-bestselling …

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April 14, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Happy 100th Birthday, Beverly Cleary! Let’s Drop Everything and Read!

On Monday, April 11th, Beverly Cleary turned 100.  “She is still her good old self, telling us, for example, that she didn’t turn a hundred on purpose and that she will be celebrating with carrot cake – just the kind of thing you’d expect her to say,” reports the New Yorker.  She admits to The New York Times that Ramona is her favorite character:  “I was a well-behaved girl,” she says, “but I …

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