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.
This is a photo of a typical Bookfox right now, in the middle of such a busy year, taking some well earned rest and catching a few health-giving rays. It’s a year of new books, new jobs, new homes – so many new things for us all that we need to stop and catch our collective breath.
So, the Bookfoxes are going on vacation, stay-cation, day-cation or even nay-cation (I’m SO tickled to find out that Lake Superior University has placed stay-cation on its list of Banished Words. Not just Banned, but Banished. What a little rebel I am.) Whatever our preferred brand of -cation, though, we’ll be laden with more books than we’ll end up reading, I feel sure.
We’ll be away from now until Monday 24th August (on Sunday 23rd we’ll be back to tell you what’s next up). Meanwhile, I can promise you that we’ll be posting a sprinkling of Vulpes Libris Randoms and other articles during the three weeks of our summer break – we’ll be turning up in your Twitterfeed when we do.
Bookfox Simon (aka Stuck-in-a-Book) is hoping to kick off the next Vulpes Libris season with Shelf of Shame II – Just When We Thought It Was Safe To Rifle Our Bookshelves. Just so long as the long lazy summer days don’t dull our consciences too much (now, where did I hide The Brothers Karamazov? Dagnabbit, I seem to have lost it!).
We wish you all a gorgeous summer – see you on 23rd August!
Asleep in the Sun, a photo of a wild suburban fox sunbathing, is from the Flickr photostream of Matt Nott, reproduced here under a Creative Commons licence. Clicking on the image will load the source.