Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

April 24, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

And Then This (On Prince, and Canada Geese)

The brilliant young Prince collapses – dead – while the old Queen lives to reign another year.  The mad and the cunning spew venom as they slash and burn their way across the land, gathering armies of voters to themselves.  It’s all feeling very Game of Thrones to me this week. And then this:  the simplest of encouragements.  Winter is not coming, not today; Spring is here. From regular …

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March 30, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

April is the Cruellest Month (Unless You’re Watching Sunday Night TV)

You’ve either got a taste for the blood-drenched, sexed-up, medieval-flavored political brilliance of Game of Thrones – or you don’t.  I figure I’m in good company with Margaret Atwood, who says, “Once sucked in, you stay sucked.  Be warned.”  I’m also expecting to be wild about the BBC miniseries Wolf Hall, which airs Sunday nights beginning April 5th on PBS Masterpiece (9 pm central).  Game of Thrones starts up …

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