Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

October 25, 2016
by jenniferpuryear

Three Shivers

Book Title: The Rain in Portugal: Poems

As the days grow short and mornings chill and those last knockout roses cling sadly to summer, it seems the time to share this unsettling little poem by T.S. Eliot.    Song When we came home across the hill No leaves were fallen from the trees; The gentle fingers of the breeze Had torn no quivering cobweb down. The hedgerow bloomed with flowers still, No …

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March 30, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

April is the Cruellest Month (Unless You’re Watching Sunday Night TV)

You’ve either got a taste for the blood-drenched, sexed-up, medieval-flavored political brilliance of Game of Thrones – or you don’t.  I figure I’m in good company with Margaret Atwood, who says, “Once sucked in, you stay sucked.  Be warned.”  I’m also expecting to be wild about the BBC miniseries Wolf Hall, which airs Sunday nights beginning April 5th on PBS Masterpiece (9 pm central).  Game of Thrones starts up …

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