Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 10, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Princess Leia On Her Way, Episode II: Help Me

“I was something men and women could agree on. They didn’t like me in the same way, but they liked me with the same intensity, and were all fine with the other sex liking me, too. Isn’t that weird? Think about it. And then stop and ponder something actually important,” Carrie Fisher writes about Princess Leia in The Princess Diarist. You can just hear her laughing! …

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July 27, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Summer Reading Special: He Said/She Said featuring Louis and Karlen Garrard

Back in the day, the end of July was still the middle of summer.  No more!  But summer’s still going strong at Bacon, with four more Summer Reading specials to finish out the series.  Today’s post features Louis and Karlen Garrard. Louis Garrard is, among other things, a surgeon, a professor at Vanderbilt Medical School, a hunter, and a reader.  For a serious guy, he’s …

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October 23, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Karlen Garrard on Happiness, Sad Books, and A Fine Balance

Book Title: A Fine Balance

Picture a luscious, grown-up Goldilocks and you’ve got a starting point for Karlen Garrard.  Her thick golden curls are always beautifully coiffed – or pulled back – and she has a vibrant curiosity and sweetness that I find a rare combination.  Karlen isn’t too this or too that; she’s just right. Karlen came to Vanderbilt in 1985 and has never left, except for a two …

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