Bacon on the Bookshelf

Savory picks for the free range reader

January 12, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Episode IV: The Princess Diarist (He Was Always On My Mind)

Book Title: The Princess Diarist

I recently finished reading The Princess Diarist, Carrie Fisher’s account of what went on behind the scenes during the filming of Star Wars. It broke my heart for her – for the girl she was at age 19, in love with Harrison Ford, and for the woman she was at age 59, writing the book. The first and last thirds of the book provide general …

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January 1, 2017
by jenniferpuryear

Happy New Year! Don’t Go to the Drugstore.

Book Title: The Princess Diarist

Whatever you do today – working out, cleaning out, being nicer to your spouse – don’t ruin a good start to the year or a good mood by stopping in at the drugstore. What is sadder than the dregs of Christmas on sale at Walgreens? (Small-scale sad, not Aleppo-level sad.) I almost bought an enormous, poorly made, unwanted teddy bear, which confirms that I’ve read …

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