A collective of bibliophiles talking about books. Book Fox (vulpes libris): small bibliovorous mammal of overactive imagination and uncommonly large bookshop expenses. Habitat: anywhere the rustle of pages can be heard.
Well it’s cold. At least it is here in Scotland. Autumn is upon us. As we start our heady descent into winter (nice link with pic, geddit?) and the days grow shorter and darker and we generally get grumpier due to light-deprivation, this is a good time to get stuck in to a bit of reading matter. Or get stuck into a bit of sky-peering, depending on your hobby of choice. So, for all those bookaholics and budding astronomers both, we’ve got a packed week of reading matter and observing matter for you to sink your metaphoric teeth into. Just keep hold of your telescopes in all the excitement…
Jackie considers a different angle on Afghanistan in Farishta by Patricia McArdle.
Br. Guy Consolmagno talks to Kirsty about astronomy outreach, telescopes and turning left at Orion, and Dr. Colin Snodgrass tells us about the relationship between amateur and professional astronomy.
Kirsty interviews amateur astronomer Dr. Ian Walker, of the Baxter Garden Observatory.
Anne plays devil’s advocate in her response to Anne O’Brien’s Devil’s Consort and survives (but only just) to tell the tale …
Sam has an odd experience reviewing the final third of a book he’s already reviewed! That’s right, 1Q84 is coming to a close.