Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

July 31, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

If You Have a Teen or Know a Teen… (Paper Towns, by John Green)

You’ll quickly learn how little you know about anything, including how to talk about it.  I’m being schooled regularly by my own teenagers when they aren’t too salty to have a conversation.  Getting a new iphone 6?  Hype!  The way I put on mascara and eyeliner?  Ratchet (not a compliment).  Jon Upleger, principal dancer at Nashville Ballet – bae.  But it is highly inappropriate for …

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March 27, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Lawrence Blank-Cook on Cancer and The Passage of Time

Book Titles: The Fault in our Stars, A Tale for the Time Being

Lawrence Cook’s favorite guilty pleasure is reading in bed with the entire family – each with their own book or newspaper.  With daughters getting bigger, she knows that this pleasure has an expiration date.  On a day with no commitments, she would walk the dogs, practice yoga, and have lunch with a friend or two.  She secretly enjoys weeding in her flower garden.  Lawrence leads collaboration …

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