Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

April 24, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Carolyn Taylor: We Are Who We Are

Book Title: The Invention of Wings

Say you’re stranded on a desert island.  With Carolyn Taylor.  Not only will she figure out a way to send morse code signals to ships and satellites, she will also identify and help you avoid poisonous vegetation.  In the meanwhile she will start a fire and begin roasting anything edible.  It is unlikely that she will break a sweat – and she will never lose …

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April 17, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Cheryl Lloyd on a Transcendent Hen

Book Title: The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly

Cheryl Lloyd runs like lightning when she’s not running after her three children or caring for patients in Oxford, North Carolina.  She loves to run on a trail and is slightly embarrassed that she recently binge-watched all five seasons of Breaking Bad while her children were watching multiple seasons of Brady Bunch.  In the perfect world, she would eat key lime pie every day for …

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April 3, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Laura Cooper, A Blind Date, and The Best American Novel of the 20th Century

Laura Cooper dazzled as a professor at Washington and Lee University of Law – also shining at Vanderbilt, Michigan, and Duke – before bringing the Socratic method home to three young men.  She takes a wry look at family life, Nashville, swimsuits, cops and the world beyond at norealplot.com.  She also contributes to the blog Homer on the Homefront, for Learn with Homer, an early reading app. …

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March 19, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Naill and Mary Falls Dish on International Affairs

Book Titles: My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, The Brothers: John Foster Dulles, Allen Dulles, and Their Secret World War

Mary Falls is a fearless traveler, dedicated volunteer, inspired hostess, and former legal eagle – and she reads the way most people breathe!  Mary does not have much patience with a grammatical error, but has loved reading to her three children for many years.  Charles Dickens is a favorite.  Today she serves up a review of My Promised Land:  The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel, by Ari …

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March 11, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Caroline Shockley on a Heinous Crime Over Dinner

Book Title: The Dinner

Caroline Shockley rules the school this year as president of the University School of Nashville’s Parent Association.  She has also been managing Scout, an energetic new puppy, in addition to her family.  How she finds time to read, I do not know!  Caroline loves a good cheeseburger and a fine red wine, though not necessarily at the same meal.  Below are her thoughts on The …

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