Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

August 12, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Back to School Special: The Housekeeper and the Professor

Book Title: The Housekeeper and the Professor

University School of Nashville math teacher and all-round great guy Joel Bezaire recommended some summer reading for me a while back: The Housekeeper and the Professor, by Yoko Ogawa.  I’ve since learned that Ogawa’s novel is also the Harpeth Hall all-school read this year!  This book highlights the beauty, enchantment, and mystery of math.  Did I really just say that?  It does so through the story …

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May 21, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Summer Reading – A Perfect 10

Book Titles: Long Man, The Wife, The Maid, and The Mistress, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories, One Plus One, Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When a Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter to Do (A Memoir, Sort-of), Summer House with Swimming Pool, The Martian, Ghana Must Go, Prayers for the Stolen, On Such a Full Sea

Newsflash: I am not a perfect 10 in my swimsuit this summer.  At this point, it’s all about the coverup.  I won’t be artfully disguising the books I’m reading, though!  Summer reading can make us all shine.  Below is a carefully curated selection of ten white-hot reads for Summer 2014, beginning with my top two picks, spending some time with beach reads and thrillers, and …

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May 21, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Wednesday Special: Summer Reading – A Perfect 10

Newsflash: I am not a perfect 10 in my swimsuit this summer.  At this point, it’s all about the coverup.  I won’t be artfully disguising the books I’m reading, though!  Summer reading can make us all shine.  Below is a carefully curated selection of ten white-hot reads for Summer 2014, beginning with my top two picks, spending some time with beach reads and thrillers, and …

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