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.
As I write this I’m watching a squirrel in my garden. He or she (it’s hard to tell from this distance) is hopping across the grass burying whatever it’s been gathering from the huge tree that sits on the middle of my lawn. It never stops. Climbing the tree, picking the nut, racing across the grass, burying it. Repeat. Repeat. Repeat. The squirrel is completely oblivious to two pairs of beady eyes watching its every move from the couch in the living room window. And as it races across the grass, the dogs leap from the couch and race through to the other room in synchronised chase mode knocking anything flying that gets in their way. It’s entertaining and I am also designating it exercise, because it’s getting chilly outside and I’m happy for any excuse to shorten their walk. Autumn is officially on!
So what are the Foxes gathering up for your reading pleasure this week? (See what I did there?)
On Monday Jackie tries to capture what she liked so much about Anna Quindlen’s Still Life With Bread Crumbs.
On Wednesday Eve raves about the psychological thriller, In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware about a hen party gone wrong.
On Thursday we revisit a VL Classic, a cheerful children’s book Lucy Ladybird by Sharon King-Chai.
On Friday Cath tells us about The Silent History – World War Zish, a story about a generation of people born without language.