Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

April 14, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Life in the Time of Corona: The Solution to Feeling Listless

Book Title: Finding My Voice: My Journey to the West Wing and The Path Forward

I got in bed at 3:00 yesterday afternoon and took a nap. Did I need a nap? I did not need a nap. I was feeling listless. Adrift. On a walk with my husband later in the afternoon, he had a suggestion. The solution to feeling listless might lie in more lists. In less flexibility. But I’ve loved the newfound flexibility! And you love lists, …

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October 6, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Downtown Nashville Special: The Bobby and The SFB

Book Titles: A Good Provider is One Who Leaves: One Family and Migration in the 21st Century, Sounds Like Titanic, My Year of Rest and Relaxation, Buzzer Beaters and Memorial Magic, Furious Hours: Murder, Fraud, and the Last Trial of Harper Lee, The Care and Feeding of Ravenously Hungry Girls, Mistress of the Ritz, The Dutch House, Exhalation

I’ve found a new favorite spot downtown –  the Café at the Bobby Hotel. At noon, you might enjoy a pretty salad or quiche with a girlfriend. Later in the day, you’ll want a sparkling Rosé and a cheese plate. There’s a stunning rooftop bar that I’ve only visited on a quiet afternoon, but I understand it’s quite a scene at night. All the while, …

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