Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

July 6, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Who’s Your Favorite Literary Character? Still Anne (Summer Series, Part 2)

The new Netflix series Anne with an E brings to life a beloved series, Anne of Green Gables, and the director has taken risks. Today, Lyn Fairchild Hawks thinks about the ways those choices work – and don’t. From Lyn: Do you heart Anne because she was part of your growing up? Do you love her because she represents a bygone, simpler time and your nostalgia for it? …

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January 11, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Princess Leia On Her Way, Episode III: Preach

Mixed feelings are so yesterday! Today, we preach. (Thank you, Niki Coffman, Lyn Fairchild Hawks, and Liza Graves.) From Niki Coffman: Two facts converged to influence my naming: I was born in 1984, and I was supposed to be a boy. Sonograms weren’t terribly detailed in the mid-80s, but the Jamaican OB told my mom my heart rate definitely meant I was a boy. Imagine her …

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