Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

July 18, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Just Mercy; Hillbilly Elegy (Don’t Believe Everything You Think)

I saw a bumper sticker the other day that seemed about right: What this says to me is:  Be humble.  You might be wrong.  It’s likely that you are wrong at least in part. I also love this church sign on Hillsboro Road: Is it possible to be both deeply humble in your approach to the world – and sufficiently courageous?  I don’t know. Three …

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July 2, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Summer Reading Special: He Said/She Said featuring Todd and Kate McKee

Today’s post checks in with Todd and Kate McKee on summer pleasures, summer memories, and summer reading! Todd McKee is, among other things, a craftsman of words and of wood.  He’s an attorney by day and a woodworker by night (or weekend), giving him exactly the right background to co-found the nonprofits ToolLife and Sewn Together.  Both organizations equip and train disadvantaged people to learn job skills and make …

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December 17, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Bacon Readers’ Top Picks of 2015, The Last Word

With great pleasure I share the last installment of Bacon readers’ top picks for 2015!  It’s not too late to get these books wrapped and under the tree… and it’s always a good time to treat yourself to a great read! From Kate McKee:  My favorite read of 2015 was Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. I picked it up when it came out late last year …

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