Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 6, 2015
by jenniferpuryear

The Book of Strange New Things

Book Titles: The Book of Strange New Things, Laura Ingalls Wilder: Pioneer Girl, The Annotated Autobiography, All The Light We Cannot See

In The Book of Strange New Things, Peter is both Preacher Man and Man of God: a charismatic leader and a man who prays alone.  He’s a missionary to the Oasans, who by the way live on another planet.  He’s hot like Captain Kirk, if not as beefy.  The Book of Strange New Things takes you places you never thought you’d go – and you just might love …

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December 31, 2014
by jenniferpuryear

Pepper and The New Year’s Resolution

Book Title: The Art of Asking, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Let People Help

Pepper spent the holiday recovering from emergency surgery Christmas Eve to remove a “foreign object” in her stomach wreaking havoc on her system.  (And I do mean havoc.)  She’s been in a happy haze with the good meds, but she didn’t forget that the New Year was approaching – and with it, resolutions. “I resolve to eat more slowly,” she told me.  “I think I might …

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