Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 23, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

For Bacon Readers: Thought Experiment #2, On Marriage (Fates and Furies, by Lauren Groff)

Book Title: Fates and Furies

If you’ve been reading Bacon this week, you might have made your list of What You Want.  Today, behind door #2, is your next question:  What Do You Want In Your Marriage?  The rules are the same this time around:  Nobody else’s needs count for purposes of this exercise.  What Do You Want In Your Marriage.  Put pencil to paper.   After you’ve answered, consider this:  Desires …

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October 7, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Southern Festival of Books: Lauren Groff on Daydreaming, Contentment, and The Clan of the Cave Bear

Book Title: Fates and Furies

Lauren Groff’s Fates and Furies is the book of the moment, a smart and compelling he said/she said that’s a lot closer to The Goldfinch than Gone Girl.  Check out “A Bacon Guide to the Big Fall Novels” for a preview.  Even better, you can meet Lauren this weekend at the Southern Festival!   She answered a few questions on the way in to Nashville… What do you like …

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September 25, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

A Bacon Guide to the Big Fall Novels: The Bacon 8

Oscar Mayer recently announced the launch of its “totally real dating app” called Sizzl:  “In love, as it is in bacon, it’s important to be discerning when selecting your perfect match and to never settle for less than the best.”  The stakes are high when you choose your next read, as well.  Today, I bring you a short list of the season’s most intriguing titles. …

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