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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.

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A Fox has been here

A Fox has been here

Some of us have a new year’s resolution to have no new year’s resolutions whatsoever, but there’s scarcely a bookfox that hasn’t contemplated a reading resolution (if only to reject having one). This week kicks off with a post that includes quick trip around the den to see where we stand on the matter. Followed up by what sounds like an irresistible if unclassifiable piece of fiction reviewed by Kate, and a Horrid end to the week on Friday – this is the usual unclassifiable week on Vulpes Libris!

Monday: Jackie examines the idea of reading resolutions and is surprised by how many people made them.

Wednesday: Kate reads the magnificent Family Heirlooms by Zulmira Ribeiro Tavares, an entrancing novella about rubies and betrayal among the middle classes of Brazil.

Friday: Moira finally finds an anthology of horror stories that lives up to its hype.

This stunning image, titled A Fox has been here, I first posted on a winter’s day five years ago. Not all the foxes are leaving footprints in the snow right now, but the image always says Winter and Beauty to me. The work of Southside Images, from their Flickr photostream, it is reproduced here under a Creative Commons Attribution-Non-Commercial-Share-Alike licence

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  • (The header image is from Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Francis Barlow (1666), and appears courtesy of the Digital and Multimedia Center at the Michigan State University Libraries.)
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