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.

Christmas Break. See you on the other side…

Well, it’s that time of year again. The Book Foxes are off to their respective dens for a spot of rest and recuperation. We’ll return bright-eyed and bushy-tailed* on the 3rd of January 2011.

We hope you’ve enjoyed Vulpes Libris in 2010. There have been many ups and a few memorable downs, but even the downs tended to have a comical silver lining, and so for the foreseeable future at least, we fully intend to keep on keeping on.

Here’s hoping this Christmas season brings peace on Earth (it’s good to aim high), and goodwill to bookworms everywhere.

Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

(And if, during the holidays, you just happen to read one of the books we’ve discussed on this site, please don’t be shy about stopping by and sharing your views. We love it when our readers comment so Bring. It. On.)

* In actual fact, come January many of the Book Foxes will be feeling broke, battered and bloated but brilliant books will go some way towards cheering us up.

Wondering about the cool snowmen picture? These funky dudes on the meadows in Edinburgh were created by Anna Burkey and friends to launch the “Let’s Get Lyrical” campaign which sees Edinburgh UNESCO City of Literature teamed up with Glasgow UNESCO City of Music for a month of events in February 2011. Let’s Get Lyrical would love you to get involved, so check out their website over Christmas and share your lyrical stories with the likes of Ian Rankin, Janice Galloway, Eddi Reader, Mike Scott of The Waterboys and many more.

2 comments on “Christmas Break. See you on the other side…

  1. Shelley
    December 21, 2010

    In case any book foxes peek out of their dens: it might be a good time for us to do some Paul Revere-ing on the Internet–today the FCC is passing down the first of the Net Neutrality rulings. Al Franken on HuffPo (scroll down middle column there) says we should be outraged, and he doesn’t usually exaggerate. The Internet should not be headed toward corporate blogs buying the fast lane and the rest of us stuck in slow.

    Not sure where to make our voice heard, by emailing the White House or maybe the FCC page with How To Make ECFS Express Comments? It might be good if non-corporate websites had a community way for us to alert each other when something important like this comes up. Please consider passing it on.

  2. Hilary
    December 21, 2010

    Thank you Shelley – I’ll go take a look. I’ve been seeing some recent tweets about net neutrality that now it’s the Christmas break I really must follow up.

    Wishing you a very happy Christmas!

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