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.
While it’s not a theme week as such, a glance at the titles for this upcoming week looks as if the Foxes are thinking of places; books on where people live, or where they are traveling and the changes taking place, real or imagined.It’s a fitting subject for the beginning of summer, when vacationing goes into high gear.
Monday– Jackie journeys through Peter Carey’s latest novel, Parrot & Olivier in America.
Tuesday-Sam is impressed by The Tall Man: Death and Life on Palm Island.
Wednesday-Sam talks to Chloe Hooper about The Tall Man, and what it’s like to discover the heart of darkness in your own country.
Thursday-Nikki isn’t exactly in raptures over Liz Jensen’s The Rapture…
Friday–Home is Sharon’s favourite book of the year so far. . .
Painting of “Beals Farm Fox” by Will Kirkpatrick. More of his splendid work can be found at his website here.
This is a very, very special week for Vulpes Libris. Some time this week, we will clock up two million views, opening up the BookFoxes's humble posts into three thousand millennia. This is absolutely something to celebrate, so we're going to be running a competition to release new writers, reviewers and bloggers onto the world. Keep your eyes glued to your screens ..... if not for the competition, for our other fine offerings of reading pleasure.
Monday 8th February: the competition announcement
Wednesday 10th February: Kirsty D mostly enjoys The Portable Veblen by Elizabeth McKenzie
Friday 12th February: Jackie tries to express how well B. A. Shapiro's The Muralist captures how art, family and politics interconnect