Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

February 27, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Celebrity Pals at The Porch

I interrupt your conversation about the Oscars to bring today’s news of a wonderful Nashville fundraiser featuring celebrity pals… but first, about the Oscars. Is anyone else feeling a profound sense of relief – I’ve made lots of mistakes, big mistakes, but thank God I didn’t make that mistake – ?  No mistake about it, Susannah Felts and Katie McDougall brighten Nashville’s literary scene through …

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January 14, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

City on Fire: Guest Post by Katie McDougall

Book Title: City on Fire

When I was growing up, I never thought much about authors.  I only ever cared about the books (Misty of Chincoteague!  Charlie and the Chocolate Factory!  Later, The Count of Monte Cristo!).  If I’m being honest, I’d have to say that persisted through at least my twenties (One Hundred Years of Solitude! The Unbearable Lightness of Being!).  Only as I’ve gotten older have I become …

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June 5, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Dallas Wilt on The Quest for Happiness

Book Title: The Color Wheel

Dallas and her husband Fleming joke that they were the last single people left standing in Nashville and found each other by default.  This was a few years ago, of course, before the current youth invasion.  First date to wedding day: 9 months!   I’d say they were meant to be.  Dallas enjoyed a demanding career before motherhood and still challenges herself all the time; the …

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