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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July 8, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Bacon Blast: Midsummer Reading Recommendations

Today’s Bacon Blast features the faces, voices, and summer reading choices of thirteen terrific Chapter 16 writers.  I’ve already chosen three new books from their recommendations and had a hard time stopping there!  You won’t want to miss Chapter 16’s new website, just launched, for more great ideas about what to read next. Humanities Tennessee founded Chapter 16 in 2009 to provide comprehensive coverage of literary news and events in …

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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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