Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

March 26, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Sine Thieme: What Would I Have Done in Their Shoes? (Review of The Nightingale and Reflections on a German Childhood)

Book Title: The Nightingale

“If life always went exactly as planned, there would be no stories.  If you look at it that way, a crappy day can be the greatest gift,” writes Sine Thieme at her terrific blog, JoburgExpat, and I can just hear her smiling!  Sine is a cheerful chronicler who finds the humor in challenging and downright aggravating circumstances.  She honed this talent while navigating life in Johannesburg from …

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May 6, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Climbing Kilimanjaro: Adventures in Toilet-Free Living

Book Title: Kilimanjaro Diaries

Did you know that there is a small but thriving community of South African expats in Nashville?  One of the honorary members is Eva Melusine Thieme, who lived in Johannesburg for three years with her husband and four children.  Among other adventures, Sine and her 16-year-old son Max climbed Mount Kilimanjaro, and you can now read her funny, wry, and moving account of that experience in Kilimanjaro Diaries: …

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