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.
I know I am a little obsessed with moons, but Autumn is the time for moon-lovers, with great big bright full moons that mean it’s not a disaster if I leave my torch at home on choir practice nights (for the rest of the winter, it is…). Sorry TMI, I know. And it’s an excuse to post another stunning image of autumn moonlight.
So, a new week, split between surprises and comfort reading, Wodehouse, Moomins and another hotly anticipated author interview. Here is what’s in store.
Monday Lisa interviews award-winning author Keren David.
Wednesday Kate reads Tove Jansson’s autobiography, Sculptor’s Daughter, looking for Moomins.
Friday Simon revels in the reliable joy of a P.G. Wodehouse novel.
Saturday Eve promises to witter on, and we all know what that means…. (hurrah!)
The beautiful image of autumn moonlight comes from the Flickr photostream of Ian, and is reproduced here under a Creative Commons licence. Clicking on the image will load the source.
There is quite an emotional range in this week's reading by the Bookfoxes - from amazement tinged with inadequacy on Monday to disappointment on Friday, via a sense of unease.
Monday: Hilary, who cannot put two stitches into a piece of canvas without creating a hole and several knots, is amazed almost beyond description by the V&A's latest exhibition Opus Anglicanum: Masterpieces of English Medieval Embroidery - and has bought the book to prove it.
Wednesday: Kirsty D is unsettled by Deborah Levy's Hot Milk.
Friday: Simon learns to deal with disappointment - with The Eyre Affair.