Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

November 28, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Greatest Hits of 2014

Book Titles: In the Kingdom of Ice, The Untold Story of 33 Men Buried in a Chilean Mine, and the Miracle That Set Them Free, Strong Inside: The Collision of Race and Sports in the South, Orange is the New Black, This is the Story of a Happy Marriage, Us, Euphoria, The Goldfinch, Long Man

I hope Black Friday finds you cozy at home!  I’m impressed with your bravery if you’re headed to the mall, particularly Mean Hills.  The ladies mean business, especially about that parking space.  My advice to you:  concede the space and save yourself. Today’s post features a few ideas as the shopping madness commences.  For more (ideas, not madness), take a look at the books nominated for the …

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March 1, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Orange Is the New Black

Book Title: Orange is the New Black: My Year in a Women's Prison

You’ve probably seen or heard of the hot Netflix series, Orange is the New Black, which has introduced many of us to such concepts as “gay for the stay” and “going to the SHOE” (Solitary Housing Unit).  Based on the memoir by Piper Kerman, the TV show follows the adventures and misadventures of a blonde, well-heeled 30-something doing time in federal prison for a 10-year-old drug …

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March 1, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

“Gay for the Stay” and Other Phrases You Might Learn in Women’s Prison

“Going to the Shoe” means solitary confinement (the Special Housing Unit/SHU).  “Feelin’ some kinda way” means having a low day, while “feelin’ it” means everything’s great.  If you’ve seen the Netflix series “Orange is the New Black,” you’re feelin’ it!  Based on the memoir by Piper Kerman, the TV show follows the adventures and misadventures of a blonde, well-heeled 30-something doing time in federal prison …

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