Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

May 21, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Summer Reading – A Perfect 10

Book Titles: Long Man, The Wife, The Maid, and The Mistress, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories, One Plus One, Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When a Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter to Do (A Memoir, Sort-of), Summer House with Swimming Pool, The Martian, Ghana Must Go, Prayers for the Stolen, On Such a Full Sea

Newsflash: I am not a perfect 10 in my swimsuit this summer.  At this point, it’s all about the coverup.  I won’t be artfully disguising the books I’m reading, though!  Summer reading can make us all shine.  Below is a carefully curated selection of ten white-hot reads for Summer 2014, beginning with my top two picks, spending some time with beach reads and thrillers, and …

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May 21, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Wednesday Special: Summer Reading – A Perfect 10

Book Titles: Long Man, The Wife, The Maid, and The Mistress, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories, One Plus One, Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When a Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter to Do (A Memoir, Sort-of), Summer House with Swimming Pool, The Martian, Ghana Must Go, Prayers for the Stolen, On Such a Full Sea

Newsflash: I am not a perfect 10 in my swimsuit this summer.  At this point, it’s all about the coverup.  I won’t be artfully disguising the books I’m reading, though!  Summer reading can make us all shine.  Below is a carefully curated selection of ten white-hot reads for Summer 2014, beginning with my top two picks, spending some time with beach reads and thrillers, and …

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May 19, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Ghana Must Go

Book Titles: Ghana Must Go, The Wife, The Maid, and The Mistress, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories, One Plus One, Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When a Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter to Do (A Memoir, Sort-of), Summer House with Swimming Pool, The Martian, Ghana Must Go, Prayers for the Stolen, On Such a Full Sea

My husband and I have daughters who are 13 and 15 years old.  I think about the kidnapped girls in Nigeria every day.  I think Peggy Noonan had it exactly right in her column in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday: There is nothing wrong with taking action—when possible—that is contained, discrete, swift, targeted, humanitarian and, not least, can be carried through successfully.  And then …

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May 19, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Africa On My Mind: Part 1 of 4

Book Titles: Ghana Must Go, The Wife, The Maid, and The Mistress, One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories, One Plus One, Listen to the Squawking Chicken: When a Mother Knows Best, What's a Daughter to Do (A Memoir, Sort-of), Summer House with Swimming Pool, The Martian, Ghana Must Go, Prayers for the Stolen, On Such a Full Sea

My husband and I have daughters who are 13 and 15 years old.  I think about the kidnapped girls in Nigeria every day.  I think Peggy Noonan had it exactly right in her column in the Wall Street Journal on Saturday: There is nothing wrong with taking action—when possible—that is contained, discrete, swift, targeted, humanitarian and, not least, can be carried through successfully.  And then …

Continue reading