Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

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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December 2, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Tis the Season for Short and Sweet

Book Titles: The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher, Thunderstruck

Let’s dream of the perfect cocktail party this holiday season, discerning reader!  Little black dresses float round about, and gentlemen sport their festive ties.  One’s champagne flute is always full – and every conversation is short and sweet. Why get trapped in the corner by a huge novel this December?  It’s not the season for The Goldfinch.  Two smart new short story collections provide just the …

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