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.

It’s summer!!…

The Book Foxes have been having a high old time over the last few months, reading and reviewing a whole plethora of books for your delectation. Now it’s time for our summer break, and with the recent advent of … wait for it! … sunshine (good grief indeed), we’re all desperate to get our floppy hats and bikinis out and live it up wherever we happen to be.

While we’re away developing our tans and pelts, as well as catching up on our reading lists, here’s a snapshot of the delights ahead for you when we’re back on Sunday 12 August with our Coming Up post:

An all-exclusive Erotic Fiction Week, when we get to the bottom (as it were) of what’s really going on behind literary closed doors. I tell you: Fifty Shades of Grey is only the beginning…

Parody Week, where the Foxes let loose their inner ironists and go for the comedy jugular.

And even Fantasy Week where the sky really is the limit!

So there’s a lot to look forward to when we’re back. In the meantime, enjoy your hols and see you all soon!

The lovely picture of the fox, no doubt contemplating his summer holidays, is by Dave Dyet and is called Fox 5. You can find it at Stock.Xchng, the leading free photography site, and Dave himself can be found at his own website.

About annebrooke

Anne Brooke’s fiction has been shortlisted for the Harry Bowling Novel Award, the Royal Literary Fund Awards and the Asham Award for Women Writers. She has also twice been the winner of the national DSJT Charitable Trust Open Poetry Competition. She is the author of nine published novels, including her free fantasy series, The Gathandrian Trilogy, featuring gay scribe Simon Hartstongue. More information on the trilogy is available at: www.gathandria.com. In addition, her gay and literary short stories are regularly published by Wilde City Press, Amber Allure Press and Untreed Reads. All her gay fiction can be found at: www.gayreads.co.uk. Anne has a secret passion for theatre and chocolate, preferably at the same time, and is currently working on a fantasy novel, The Wilderness Room. More information can be found at www.annebrooke.com.

8 comments on “It’s summer!!…

  1. Jackie
    July 29, 2012

    A bikini, really, Anne? I’ve never gotten any closer to a bikini than walking past them in the store and then I’m usually disbelieving that anyone can fit into them.
    That fox photo has a nice mood, it looks more like a painting really, with the light on the rocks.

  2. annebrooke
    July 30, 2012

    :) Well, I’ve heard of bikinis, Jackie – that’s the closest I’ve got too! Glad you liked the pic :)

  3. Jackie
    July 30, 2012

    Aren’t bikinis named after a Pacific island?

  4. annebrooke
    July 31, 2012

    Yes, I think so!

  5. Moira
    July 31, 2012

    Bikini’s the atoll in the South Pacific where the first experimental atom bombs were detonated. The itsy-bitsy, tweeny-weeny garment was named after the atoll on the grounds that it was just as cataclysmic. Yrs truly, Trivia-R-Us Inc.

  6. annebrooke
    July 31, 2012

    Wonderful – we’re full of information on VL :) Thanks, Moira!

  7. Jackie
    August 2, 2012

    It says a lot about the mindset that a bathing suit was considered as having as much impact as the atom bombs. That’s just weird on so many levels.

  8. annebrooke
    August 2, 2012

    Very true!

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