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.
It’s the middle of summer in the northern hemisphere and the flowers are lush, baby birds are testing new wings and thunderstorms alternate with hot, sunny days. Winter seems so far away. No matter the weather, the Book Foxes, like avid readers everywhere, are still looking for new and exciting books and we present three very different ones for you this week.
Monday- Jackie enjoys reading about one of her favorite subjects, dinosaurs, this time the flying ones, in Pterosaurs by Mark P. Witton.
Wednesday- Simon gets into a 1990s literary groove reading Joanna Rakoff’s My Salinger Year.
Friday- In a VL Classic, we revisit Book Fox Founder Leena’s review of musician Eloise Ristad’s memoir, A Soprano on Her Head.
Photograph of summer flowers taken by Book Fox Jackie at a local shopping center.If you can identify them, please let me know in the comments section.
Snuggling down with books in the chilly mornings is advised, and then the warm afternoons can draw you out onto the park benches. Let us offer you some absorbing reading suggestions to get you down to the library.
Monday 18th: the personal is political is … procedural? Guest Fox Margaret Kirk discusses crime writing and current events.
Wednesday 20th: Colin is off to the wars and is charmed by Anthony Rhodes’ Sword of Bone and impressed by a 1920s forgotten bestseller, W F Morris’ Bretherton.
Friday 22nd: Kate is embarrassed to have taken so long to discover Penelope Lively’s adult fiction.