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.
At Wimbledon, professional tennis players have been going down like toddlers in a high wind, at the British Grand Prix tyres have been exploding at breathtakingly inconvenient moments and up in Scotland, Alex Salmond is refusing to attend the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield because the boring old farts at the Royal and Ancient won’t let women in as members …
It’s the Great Summer of Sport, and therefore must be summer – although you’d never guess it from the weather, at least up here in the north.
Still, there are always books … and Book Foxes … which leads me seamlessly (*cough*) to our news of the week – which is that we have recently welcomed two new Book Foxes to the Den. Kirsty Doole (who is known to us as The Other Kirsty to avoid confusion with Kirsty-otherwise-known-as-Ticky) and Simon Thomas have been writing guest pieces for a while now, and were both so well-behaved around the place that we thought it was only right to give them their own swipe cards …
Welcome to them both.
However, I suppose what you REALLY want to know is what this week has to offer, and here it is:
Monday: Kate reads a novel about Buddhists in Brooklyn.
Wednesday: As it’s a fairly quiet week (and there’s nobody in the building to stop me) I’ve had a rummage in the archives and unearthed a review that’s always been one of my particular favourites. But I’m not saying which one it is because I’m a bit of a toe-rag …
Thursday: It’s July the 4th, Jackie is an American and she has something Relevant but Random planned.
Friday: The Other Kirsty’s very first review as a grown-up Book Fox is of A. M. Homes’s Women’s Prize-winning novel May We Be Forgiven.
(Picture credit: The gorgeous image of the two young foxes is by Mike Boylan, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, from Wikimedia Commons.)