Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 18, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Two New Books and Three Great Truths from the Southern Festival of Books

I brought home two new books and three great truths from the Southern Festival of Books.  More on the books later.  On the truths: these aren’t showstopper truths or brand new truths.  They are humble and quiet; you’ve met them before.  I was glad they gently tapped me on the shoulder this weekend, and I’m sending you their greetings today. 1. Words from a stranger can …

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October 12, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Southern Festival of Books: Top Picks

Three days, eight food trucks, 288 authors, performance stages, downtown vibe, perfect fall weather:  BAM!  It’s the Southern Festival of Books.  Check out the schedule to see the host of terrific authors coming to Nashville October 14-16.  Today’s post features my quick guide to some of the Festival’s best offerings. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 14th The Future of Nashville Media Bruce Dobie, Ken Paulson, Kelly Gilfillan Friday, October 14, …

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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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