Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

May 6, 2018
by jenniferpuryear

Small Things, With Great Love: Guest Post by Farrell Mason

May can be such a bully. Even the peonies are demanding, flopping over with the weight of their own glory and requiring help (it’s hard to be your best self when gravity’s dragging you down). Farrell Mason returns to Bacon today with a post that helped remind me of the big picture. Small things matter; your team matters; you matter; and I’ll leave the rest to …

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April 24, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

The Book of Joy: Guest Post by Farrell Mason

Book Titles: The Book of Joy , The Book of Joy

“Each of us in our own unique way is scavenging our lives for twigs of wisdom to help build a safe haven for ourselves in the world,” writes Farrell Mason. We find twigs, we share them, our hearts feel full. Today, I’m so delighted for Farrell to stop in at Bacon and share some wisdom gleaned from The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing …

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November 30, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

December Chills and Thrills: Top Picks

Book Titles: Our Family Trouble: A Domestic Thriller, A Gentleman in Moscow, Mister Monkey, The Underground Railroad, The Pocket Cathedral: A Collection of Prayers, Moonglow, Testimony

December can be stressful.  Correction:  December is stressful.  Give yourself a break here and there!  A puppy video.  A salted caramel hot chocolate.  A book or author event.  Today’s Bacon features four thrilling novels plus three upcoming author events in Nashville.   Don Winston frightens delightfully with Our Family Trouble: A Domestic Thriller, in which the Bell Witch returns after nearly a century’s rest.  The Bell …

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June 9, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Farrell Mason on True Love (The Buried Giant, by Kazuo Ishiguro)

Farrell Mason glows, and it’s not just her radiant skin and long blonde hair.  It’s not just her megawatt smile or physical grace.  Farrell has a beautiful energy I can only attribute to her spiritual health and depth.  She has found her joy and calling in her Christian faith, and she lives that faith in a lovely kaleidoscope of ways. In vibrant and colorful patterns, …

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April 20, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Easter Special: The Angel and the Raven

Book Title: The Angel and the Raven

Thank you, Farrell Mason, for your lovely new novel, The Angel and the Raven.  A friend bought it for me at Parnassus yesterday and pressed it into my hands with her warmest recommendation.  I have spent this afternoon outside reading – and though I am not finished, it has been a beautiful gift to me today. I loved being reminded of the French tradition of “Cloches …

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