Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

August 13, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Elizabeth Hawkins: On Harpeth Hall’s All-School Read, The Running Dream

Book Title: The Running Dream

A wren flew into my house not long ago, through a door I unwisely left open.  The little thing was banging around the sunroom, panicking – and I was too.  I called my neighbor, Elizabeth Hawkins, who came right over to provide emergency assistance and a happy resolution for all parties.  We would have been fine even if it had been a chipmunk, raccoon, deer, coyote, …

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June 18, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Paige Bainbridge on Reading the Last Page First (Special Topics in Calamity Physics, by Marisha Pessl)

Book Title: Special Topics in Calamity Physics

I once had the chance to hear Paige Bainbridge sing with Holly Williams (daughter of Hank Williams Jr.) at Blackberry Farm.  Outdoors at Yallerhammer, under the stars, Holly asked for a bit of help from the audience.  I volunteered my friend Paige – and you could hear the collective gasp when Paige started harmonizing.  Holly herself looked as surprised as a performer can be mid-song. …

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April 9, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Lauren Ossolinski: The Books That Stick With Me

Lauren Ossolinski, this year’s featured artist at The Harding Academy Art Show, practices yoga.  That being said – “if you asked any of my friends to describe me, ‘zen’ is not a word that would come up!” she admits cheerfully. Katie Crumbo loves to brag on her friend Lauren, “a terrific person who can laugh at herself, a thoughtful soul with a quick sense of humor.” Katie …

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