Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

September 15, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

The Madwoman in the Volvo: My Year of Raging Hormones

Book Title: The Madwoman in the Volvo

“When it comes to menopause/depression tips, why do typical lists of ‘solutions’ always look like activities one would do at a Finnish Christian work-study camp for moderately slow children?  Why is it always: Sing! Clean out your closets! Organize your sock drawer (you’ll be amazed at how satisfying it is)! Take a daily walk! Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate! Cut and arrange some fresh flowers in a …

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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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