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 is coming …

CCarolIt can’t have escaped your attention that Christmas is approaching far faster than should be legal in a civilized country, which means that the Book Foxes – almost none of whom have as yet done any shopping, baking or even decorating – are being forced to turn their attention to matters domestic.

To give ourselves an outside chance of dead-heating with Christmas Day (and to allow a reasonable period of rehabilitation afterwards) we’re switching to a one-day week, so our schedule for now until the New Year looks like this:

December 17th: In a re-run of a previous ‘Christmas Classic’, Jackie takes a fresh look at an old favourite when she reopens the pages of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.

December 24th: The Book Foxes join forces with their favourite Christmas food memories – literary and personal … what will they choose? Dickens? Harry Potter? A favourite recipe book? Join us on Christmas Eve to find out.

December 31st: Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a ghost story or two, and nobody wrote them better than Montgomery Rhodes James – better known as M R James. There was an unseemly scuffle in the den when it turned out that both Kirsty and Moira were fans, but in the end they agreed to a joint review – and promptly proceeded to take turns weirding each other out.

January 7th, 2012: Normal service will be resumed …

One comment on “Christmas is coming …

  1. Jackie
    December 16, 2012

    Hey, speak for yourself about decorating. I have a wreath on the front door!
    And the corner is finally cleared for the tree. I just need to find some energy to put the actual tree up.

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