Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

September 1, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Sunday Bacon: Top Ten for Fall 2019

I love a list. I especially love a to-do list and the ecstatic feeling of crossing things off. Making a Top 10 list of recommended reading, on the other hand, gets harder each time I do it. What you should read right now is intensely personal… what are you dealing with in your life? What has your best friend just read? Which book has been …

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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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October 26, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Bacon Is Healthy!

Okay maybe that’s a little strong and not entirely accurate. But don’t be traumatized or misled by the headlines screaming about the Dangers of Bacon!  Read a little more carefully to get the full picture.  Here’s today’s NPR article, which is balanced and informative despite the unkind and really quite slanderous headline (“It’s a Bad Day for Bacon…”). I’d also call to your attention the story of Susannah …

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September 25, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

A Bacon Guide to the Big Fall Novels: The Bacon 8

Oscar Mayer recently announced the launch of its “totally real dating app” called Sizzl:  “In love, as it is in bacon, it’s important to be discerning when selecting your perfect match and to never settle for less than the best.”  The stakes are high when you choose your next read, as well.  Today, I bring you a short list of the season’s most intriguing titles. …

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