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.
It’s that time of year again, gentle readers … the Den is deserted, the neighbours are coming in to feed the goldfish and the only sign anyone was ever here is the ‘FOXES ROCK!’ mug growing mould on the windowsill.
The Foxes are, as usual, shutting down for August to go off in search of the sun and try not to get tangled up in the self-erecting tent.
Normal service will be resumed on September the 4th, but in the meantime - read books, stay safe and have a great summer.