Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 21, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

For Bacon Readers: A Thought Experiment on Desire

Bacon Readers:  I have an intellectual exercise for you today if you’re game.  Make a list of what you want.  Read that again:  What You Want.  Make it the most selfish list you can imagine, independent of any wish to please your spouse, your children, your parents, your friends, or society.  Do not consider limitations of time and money.   Why even think this way or make such a …

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October 8, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Southern Festival of Books: Hometown Heroes

Hometown heroes make Nashville proud at the Southern Festival this weekend!  Don’t miss the chance to support them at their panel discussions or under the tents with the booksellers.  Thank you, hometown heroes, for giving us books that sing. Read on for tidbits and teasers from Don Winston, Nicki Pendleton Wood, Alice Randall, Caroline Randall Williams, Ed Tarkington, and Margaret Lazarus Dean (hometown broadly defined). From …

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