Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 10, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Princess Leia On Her Way, Episode II: Help Me

“I was something men and women could agree on. They didn’t like me in the same way, but they liked me with the same intensity, and were all fine with the other sex liking me, too. Isn’t that weird? Think about it. And then stop and ponder something actually important,” Carrie Fisher writes about Princess Leia in The Princess Diarist. You can just hear her laughing! …

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September 29, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Daphne Butler on the Ties that Bind (A Spool of Blue Thread, by Anne Tyler)

Book Title: A Spool of Blue Thread

Daphne Butler, a summertime peach herself, just loves the fall.  “I love the soft breezes, warm, but not hot; sun, clear skies – and the grey days too!  The skies in the early morning and evening are amazing. Most of all, I love how busy the animals in our midst get!  The squirrels and chipmunks in our yard drive our dogs Poppy and Mae crazy …

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November 14, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post: Daphne Butler on Meaning, Happiness, and the Greater Good

Book Titles: Learned Optimism, Toxic Charity

Daphne Butler’s big, warm laugh is sweeter than a summertime peach.  It’s warmer than a steaming mug of hot chocolate on a snowy day.  It’s more colorful than the changing leaves in fall, and more cheerful than the first daffodils of spring.  That laugh!  Sometimes it’s a Texas-sized tornado, sometimes it’s just the wind in the leaves; you know when Daphne’s in the room – and that’s the …

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