Vulpes Libris

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.

Coming up on Vulpes Libris

A bit of a Young Adult theme emerging in our reviewing choices this week. We also have an interview with Katie Fforde, a dash of fatal familial insomnia and a sprinkling of humpback whales.

Monday: Kirsty has an exciting interview with best-selling novelist, Katie Fforde.

Tuesday: Leena raves about Finding Cassie Crazy by Jaclyn Moriarty, a YA novel both hilarious and moving about a school pen-pal project gone wrong (and right, depending on how you look at it).

Wednesday: Eve has a wee chat with Keith Gray, author of Ostrich Boys (see the review here). They discuss teen boys; writing for them, their reading habits and why they only want to talk about shagging.

Thursday: Lisa reviews Jodi Picoult’s first novel, Songs of the Humpback Whale, a multi-narrator novel about a woman who leaves her whale expert husband and drives across America with her teenage daughter to New England. First published in America in 1992 but released in the UK this autumn.

Friday: Continuing her Australian odyssey, Emily goes contemporary with a review of At Seventeen, the fifth Young Adult novel by Celeste Walters.

Saturday: Leena reviews The Family That Couldn’t Sleep: Unravelling a Venetian Medical Mystery by D. T. Max – a look into Fatal Familial Insomnia, a rare hereditary brain disease.

Thanks to NOAA via Pingnews for the image of the humpback whale breaching.

2 comments on “Coming up on Vulpes Libris

  1. Jackie
    July 27, 2008

    Cool photo of a whale, that must be something to see.

  2. Lisa
    July 27, 2008

    Yes, it’s pretty awesome, isn’t it?! Mind you, you wouldn’t want to be doing the backstroke underneath that beastie… *Splash*

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