Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

August 31, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Bacon Bit: Where’d You Go, Bernadette?

I brought my warm fuzzy blanket to the movie theater a couple of days ago. My dear friend Caroline had asked me to join her for a matinee showing of “Where’d You Go, Bernadette,” and I happily accepted. Caroline bought popcorn and cokes for us, and we settled in. She was fine without a blanket on an August afternoon – and as a bonus, didn’t look crazy. I felt cozy and snug.

As for the movie? It made me feel cozy and snug too. Take a girlfriend and go! Continue reading →

August 25, 2019
by jenniferpuryear

Maria Browning: On Life and Lit

Photo by Maria Browning

“My favorite words about the meaning of life come from a commencement speech Tim Minchin gave a few years back – ‘Don’t go looking for it. Searching for meaning is like searching for a rhyme scheme in a cookbook: you won’t find it and you’ll bugger up your soufflé,’” said Maria Browning, new Editor of, Tennessee’s online literary journal.

One would hate to bugger up the soufflé!

I’m delighted for Maria to spend some time in the Bacon neighborhood today, in conversation about life and books…

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