Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

April 13, 2020
by jenniferpuryear

Life in the Time of Corona: Easter Pop-Tarts, and Back to Work

Book Titles: Lunch with Lucy: Maximizing Profits While Investing in Your People, Upstream: The Quest to Solve Problems before They Happen, True Faith and Allegiance

It rained and stormed all day in Nashville – the soggiest Easter I can remember. I spent a peaceful morning in bed with 2 Strawberry Pop-Tarts, a cup of hot tea, the New York Times, and my iPad. During the afternoon, our daughter who would rather be living in her college dorm made cookies, my husband worked on a hobby, and I drafted Bacon interviews …

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June 14, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Father’s Day Special: A River Runs Through It

“Son, brother, father, lover, friend. There is room in the heart for all the affections, as there is room in heaven for all the stars,” wrote Victor Hugo. Today’s post features a bright constellation of books recommended by Mike Duncan, Randy Kinnard, Brent Moody, Gary Shockley and me for Father’s Day – and beyond.  Bacon Picks: A River Runs Through It, by Norman Maclean I have rarely been so …

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