Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

May 11, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Coffee and Classics: On Jane Austen (Guest Post by Amy Colton)

Book Title: Pride and Prejudice

Amy Colton’s joyful obsession with all-things-Jane might just make your day, as it did mine. Read her guest post and smile! From Amy:  I love Jane Austen. I mean I really love Jane Austen.   In my mid-thirties, I was living a fulfilling life in a new city, raising four young children with my sweet husband and working on endless volunteer committees. And then I met …

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September 8, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

Guest Post by Ellen Gaintner: On Modern Romance (by Aziz Ansari)

Book Title: Modern Romance

Ellen Gaintner reports today from the trenches of youth on the New York Times bestseller Modern Romance, by Aziz Ansari.  Ansari, a comedian, sold out Madison Square Garden twice and has over five and a half million Twitter followers.  Modern Romance is “an unexpectedly serious work about the challenges and pitfalls of looking for love in the Digital Age via Match.com, OkCupid, Tinder, Twitter, Facebook …

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