Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 6, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

A Thought Experiment for January (Furiously Happy, by Jenny Lawson)

Book Title: Furiously Happy

Which of these statements is more true:  1.  It is most important to feel content with who you are.  2.  It is most important to be growing and improving as a person.  For the purposes of this thought experiment, you can’t say “both.”  Which of these statements is MORE TRUE. It’s the season for growth and improvement, and sometimes that’s just exhausting.  Even when it’s …

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November 19, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

National Book Award Winners Announced (and, with significantly less fanfare, Bacon Reads for November and December also announced)

Every once in a while I accidentally run two Bacon posts in a day.  (Darn.  I feel like such an idiot when that happens.)  Today is different.  Today’s second post is breaking news for readers.  The National Book Award Winners were announced late last night, and Bacon readers need to be in the know! (As a sidenote:  I don’t think Laura Cooper’s Bacon Smack-down of Hanya Yanagihara’s …

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