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.
As Midsummer is fast approaching, the foxes are reclining in sun chairs, sipping on iced tea, eating refreshing watermelon – and reading good books, of course. What better way to spend these lazy-hazy-crazy days of summer?*
Monday: Kate admires the glories of 1980s British social history as recorded by Posy Simmonds in Mrs Weber’s Omnibus.
Tuesday: Sharon reviews a novel by a much-missed writer.
Wednesday: Jackie shares her thoughts about the recent TV series Mr. Selfridge airing on PBS this spring.
Thursday: Moira is unexpectedly rivetted by the story of Shakespeare’s First Folio and the effort that’s being put into identifying every extant copy as she looks at The Shakespeare Thefts by Eric Rasmussen.
Friday: Hilary re-reads The Leopard, and finally gets it.
Saturday: Leena tries to cull her excess books, but fails miserably.
*) Well, it’s raining cats and dogs here, but I assume it’s sunny in some part of the fox world… hopefully.