Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

February 11, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Valentine’s Day: It’s Serious

Book Title: Sum

Valentine’s Day was serious business when I was a kid.  First there was the box decorated at school with construction paper hearts and white paper doilies:  it needed to be flawless in both design and execution.  Then each classmate needed to get the right Valentine, or at least not a stupid or embarrassing one (there were stupid and embarrassing ones even at a tender age). …

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February 10, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Valentine’s Day: A Tale of Woe

Book Title: Sum

I once told my husband not to worry about Valentine’s Day, back in the early years of our marriage.  He had been sick, I think, and maybe in a demanding period at work.  Ladies, do you think I meant for him to skip it altogether?  I didn’t mean for him to skip it altogether.  I meant he didn’t have to worry about it too much …

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February 9, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Brain Candy: Sum: Forty Tales of the Afterlives, by David Eagleman

Book Title: Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives

You can’t ignore it.  Valentine’s Day is the 1000-pound gorilla in the drug store, the grocery store, the mall.  It’s coming – and fast!  I’ve personally gotten a headstart on the chocolates, seeing as I was at Godiva anyhow.   I’m also enjoying the most engaging little book of bon bons, Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, by David Eagleman.  This is candy for the mind and …

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