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.
We hope you enjoyed your holiday break. The Foxes certainly did! Though a few of us were dealing with a little too much snow, but kept telling ourselves that it made things all that much more festive. Some of the Foxes kept in practice with Random Posts over the month, others just chilled out, though unfortunately not on a beach with an umbrella drink. But we are back with not only a new and varied week, but a year full of, dare I say it, excitement. Too strong a word? Maybe that depends on your point of view.
One of the things we are most excited about is Beatles Week in February, celebrating the Fab Four’s conquest of America (whisper it) fifty years ago. We are lining up a groovy week full of all things Beatles, including some cool guest posts. We are also working on an another week, as yet unnamed, where the Foxes tackle some Classics that they’ve overlooked. Hopefully, we won’t turn into pompous windbags, but if we do, it could be entertaining. There’s also our Annual Poetry Week in Spring and surely some other themes which will pop up, but we’ll make it a surprise.
And now, for our first week in the new year!
Monday- Jackie takes a belated look at her favorite books from the latter part of 2013.
Wednesday- Kate is impressed by some Italian fiction in translation, but loathes the e-book even more than before.
Friday- Hilary continues the theme of slight unease established over the Christmas holiday with J. Meade Falkner’s The Lost Stradivarius.
Photo of celebrating tortoise from message board on MyLesPaul