Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

April 30, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Downtown Nashville: What We Found in the Time of Corona

My cousin Christina and I enjoyed a socially distant walk a few days ago. It was the first time I’d walked with a girlfriend in weeks. She lives in the Gulch, so we met there and walked through her urban neighborhood then downtown. We might have jaywalked some – extreme jaywalking – which felt strangely exhilirating. I’d like to share some photos, and what we …

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April 13, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Life in the Time of Corona: Easter Pop-Tarts, and Back to Work

Book Titles: Lunch with Lucy: Maximizing Profits While Investing in Your People, Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems before They Happen, True Faith and Allegiance

It rained and stormed all day in Nashville – the soggiest Easter I can remember. I spent a peaceful morning in bed with 2 Strawberry Pop-Tarts, a cup of hot tea, the New York Times, and my iPad. During the afternoon, our daughter who would rather be living in her college dorm made cookies, my husband worked on a hobby, and I drafted Bacon interviews …

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July 7, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

BOOM!

Book Title: Boom: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art

The fireworks continue with today’s terrific guest post by Christina Apperson on BOOM: Mad Money, Mega Dealers, and the Rise of Contemporary Art…

December 18, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Bacon Readers’ Top Picks of 2016: This List is Lit!

Bacon readers from near and far have sent in their top picks of 2016, and I’m thrilled to share their rousing recommendations in this last post before Christmas!  Each contributor’s name is linked to a website of particular interest.  Without further ado, and with sincerest thanks to those who sent in their favorite reads of the year (Christina Apperson, Kobie Pretorius, Maria Browning, Ed Tarkington, Leslie Zmugg, Adam …

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November 24, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

This One’s For The Girls… (On the Kilty Pleasures of the Outlander series)

Book Title: Outlander

My cousin Christina Apperson could grace the cover of a romance novel.  It’s true.  She’s got the long, flowing chestnut locks, a figure to die for, and I’ll just go ahead and say it – sultry eyes.  I’m afraid she might be laughing too hard for the photo shoot, though!  Christina’s a lawyer, a serious scuba diver, a runner of half marathons, and a reader …

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