Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

September 1, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

September Special: One Book, Two Readings, Three Shows

Book Titles: Red Notice, Sing Unburied Sing

August departs in a dreadful deluge. But September arrives – I hope, I believe – with hope and hustle, even in times such as these. September strides in with energy and eagerness, industry and effort. Today’s post features one book, two readings, and three performances perfect for this month – plus tremendous gratitude for a home that is safe and dry and those who help …

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May 4, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Margaret Atwood Spends Time in Local Sheriff’s Office; William Finnegan Surfs Through Nashville on His Way to a Pulitzer; Oh, and Jane Smiley Drops By

Book Titles: Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life, The Heart Goes Last, The Hundred Years Trilogy

If you’ve got three minutes – literally, three – and need a tiny refreshing break from the Mayhem, check out a newly released interview with Margaret Atwood, part of Nashville Public Television’s revitalized Word on Words series.  Margaret Atwood did some time with author J.T. Ellison at the Jerry Newsom Center, talking about herself and her latest book, The Heart Goes Last.  “I don’t think I’m fearless, …

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December 12, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Saturday Bacon: Eat a Scone Instead?

Book Title: Do Unto Animals

I recently enjoyed every moist, buttery crumble of the Best Scone of My Entire Life at Nashville’s new Dozen Bakery, located down by Fort Negley.  I chose the pear rosemary, though I was tempted by the cornmeal cherry.  I bought a pumpkin cranberry muffin for “later” (in the car on the way home, as it turns out).  Is it even possible that it was as good as the …

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