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.
It’s officially summer in the northern hemisphere, even if the calendar doesn’t say so until midweek and the Foxes are scattered to the four winds doing all sorts of things, but of course, we always have time to read, where ever we are. Since this isn’t a theme week, we have a lot of variety.Jackie starts the week with a pair of nonfiction books. In the middle, Kate has a timely piece about another female superhero.And Kirsty M ends the week with an appropriately seasonal choice.
Monday- Jackie looks at two nonfiction books about elements of daily life, hair and mail.
Wednesday- Kate returns to Marvel’s Spiderwoman: crime fighter, masked avenger, mother.
Friday- Kirsty M introduces one of those books she always wishes she could read again for the first time: Elizabeth Taylor’s In a Summer Season.
Photo of tree by Lake Erie beach taken by Bookfox Jackie last summer.
Snuggling down with books in the chilly mornings is advised, and then the warm afternoons can draw you out onto the park benches. Let us offer you some absorbing reading suggestions to get you down to the library.
Monday 18th: the personal is political is … procedural? Guest Fox Margaret Kirk discusses crime writing and current events.
Wednesday 20th: Colin is off to the wars and is charmed by Anthony Rhodes’ Sword of Bone and impressed by a 1920s forgotten bestseller, W F Morris’ Bretherton.
Friday 22nd: Kate is embarrassed to have taken so long to discover Penelope Lively’s adult fiction.