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 (3)

ShelfOn a couple of previous occasions, we have improved ourselves by holding Shelf of Shame Week – the time when foxes look bashfully at their bookshelves, and take down the authors or books they have always meant to read, and never quite managed. It’s always been good fun, bringing surprises and not-so-surprises, and several of us are willing to hold up our guilty hands once more…

On Monday: Simon thought about Faulkner, thought about Hemingway… and chose Anne of Green Gables.

On Wednesday: Despite being a feminist all her life, Jackie is just now getting around to reading The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan.

On Thursday: Kirsty D finally gets around to reading To Kill A Mockingbird, ahead of Harper Lee’s second novel being published this year.

On Friday: Hilary has neglected the youngest Bronte sister for far too long, and takes the Shelf of Shame route to reading Agnes Grey at last.

Let us know what’s waiting on your Shelf of Shame and, if you have time, do join in when making that shelf a little less shameful!*


*We know that there isn’t really any such thing as a book we’re ashamed not to have read, but… indulge us for a while.

One comment on “Coming Up on Vulpes Libris: Shelf of Shame Week (3)

  1. Wonderful, I can’t wait to hear about these! Tolstoy is on my shelf, I’m really determined to read Anna Karenina this year.

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This entry was posted on June 21, 2015 by in Coming up this week, Entries by Simon, Shelf of Shame and tagged .



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