Vulpes Libris

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.

Coming Up on Vulpes Libris: Shelf of Shame Week (2)

ShelfWe’re back! The foxes have stretched their legs, run about the fields, and had plenty of naps – but the Summer Break is over and we’ve got a corker of an autumn lined up. (Yes, it’s August, but let’s face it… it’s autumn now.)

Kicking things off is Shelf of Shame Week – you may remember the first one, where the book foxes admitted to books or authors they hadn’t read but really felt they ought to have done – and then bit the bullet, read the book, and shared their thoughts. It was great fun, but we hadn’t quite exhausted the books left unread that we ought to have read (while reading those books we ought not to have read, perhaps.)

So, coming up, we have…

On Monday, Simon enters the brave new world of Aldous Huxley with Crome Yellow, and is rather surprised.

On Wednesday, Moira finally tackles the book everyone’s been telling her for years that she MUST read – Le Grand Meaulnes by Alain-Fournier.

On Thursday, Leena realises it has taken her 15 years to get past page 20 in Honoré de Balzac’s Eugénie Grandet. Now the time has come to read page 21.

On Friday, Hilary has concluded that she is now the right age to read and love Mrs Dalloway. (That is Hilary’s excuse, anyway.)

Do let us know which books are on your Shelf of Shame…


3 comments on “Coming Up on Vulpes Libris: Shelf of Shame Week (2)

  1. AnotherLookBook
    August 24, 2014

    Ooh, Shelf of Shame…For me that’s probably all of the books I left back in my parents’ house. (Conveniently, then, I never have to actually face my Shelf of Shame!) My Shelf is made up entirely of books I’ve started but, for various reasons, never finished. The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (so many annotations! two bookmarks necessary!!) and A Suitable Boy (such a doorstopper!) both pop immediately to mind.

  2. gertloveday
    August 26, 2014

    Squirm squirm- I’ve never even opened “War and Peace”.

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