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.

Back from summer break:Coming Up this week

We’re back! You may have noticed that we were on our summer break at the same time as the Olympics were being held. Does that mean the Book Foxes were participating? Well, unless they had competitions on who could fill their cart fastest at a book store, none of us would have qualified. Though a couple of Foxes were lucky enough to attend events at the Olympics, it was as spectators, not competitors. The rest of us spent time at the beach, in the garden, painting, shopping and assembling furniture. And working on posts for the near future on VL. We are a multi-talented bunch. As you can see from our line-up this week….

Monday- Jackie ponders the reactions on losing a favorite author.

Wednesday- Kate gets sociological about dragons, with Rachel Hartman’s Seraphina.

Thursday- Anne discovers that’s she actually with the half that died in Sophie Hannah’s The Other Half Lives

Friday- We arrive at Number 7 on our ‘All Time Greats’ list. A bit of a ‘sleeper’, its popularity when first published took us by surprise and it’s never been out of our Top Ten since.

The photo of the Olympic Park was taken by Hilary on an exciting day at the 2012 Games.

4 comments on “Back from summer break:Coming Up this week

  1. Jackie
    August 12, 2012

    I like your pic, Hilary. It feels like we are part of the crowd, too.

  2. sshaver
    August 12, 2012

    As a writer, I’m a little worried about that “losing a favorite author.” Are we talking death here?

  3. Jackie
    August 13, 2012

    Um, yes. It’s a “thinking out loud” sort of piece inspired by recent news.

  4. fauquet
    August 24, 2012

    I hope jackie you will not lose a favorite author ! It looks the olympic games inspired you .
    Michel of Xanga

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