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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.

Coming up this week

Common Vampire Bat by Uwe Schmidt, via Wikimedia Commons

So much for autumn; just as I was going gratefully into jumpers and long boots again, the sun’s decided to blaze and I’m forced to retreat into the shade like the Scots-Irish vampire I am. Still, this week has plenty of reading for those who, like me, need to stay indoors and spare their pale-blue complexions.

On Monday, eternal student Kirsty Jane Falconer (previously known as Kirsty M) discloses the results of a thoroughly unscientific straw poll about the best-known prefect of Judaea.

On Wednesday, Kate reads Don’t Panic I’m Islamic and discovers astounding new things about Arabic drag.

And on Friday: Starved of sunshine,* starved of Sicily, and in need of his shining humanity, Hilary turns to Carlo Levi and Words Are Stones. Impressions of Sicily.

(* really?)

 

2 comments on “Coming up this week

  1. Hilary
    September 25, 2017

    *The sun had got its hat on last Friday round here, but otherwise since St Swithun did his thing back in July, it has been glum, glum, glum 😔

  2. Jackie
    September 26, 2017

    I like the bat photo, those wings are fascinating.

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