Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 13, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

She’s on the C.A.S.E.: Guest Post by Dallas Wilt

How to describe my friend Dallas… Imagine Nancy Drew, she of the yellow 1970s hardbacks – earnest, wholesome, smart, with that twinkle in her eye. Add some Bewitched charm and sparkle. Reese Witherspoon class and style. Do you have a picture? Dallas is of course her own protagonist, her own heroine – living an energetic life, raising her daughters, taking care of Fleming, and making …

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August 27, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Melissa Mahanes: Bin There Dump That (The Life Changing Magic of Tidying Up)

Book Title: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Melissa Mahanes has a fairytale superpower:  she can turn straw into gold.  Give her a budget – an unconscionably small one – and she’ll design a party or invitation that sparkles with magic!  You’ve seen her golden touch all over town, from Ballet Ball (which she co-chaired in 2015 with Kerri Cavanaugh) to Symphony Ball, Library Gala, Frist Gala, Swan Ball Auction Party and many …

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February 28, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Clutter (The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up, by Marie Kondo)

Book Title: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

I’ve experienced a strange and brutal freedom this week – a forced decluttering.  As a result of a Comcast internet issue, compounded by something mysterious going on deep inside my i-Mac, my entire email in-box was wiped out.  Along with my sent mail folder.  I now have no records of email communication from the last ten years.  (Part of the problem was that I had …

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