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.
I teach English literature, I research dusty authors, forgotten fiction and the unlit corners of British print culture and publishing history. This all feeds the books I write for pleasure, and because I am passionate about putting research out into public view. Three years of my podcasts are available for your light listening pleasure on http://www.reallylikethisbook.com, where I talk eagerly about the books I really, really like. I avoid anything marketed as a bestseller, book about numbers or modern literary fiction, whereas I really do like old novels and poems, books about trees and vintage science fiction. I still loathe reading novels in ebook format, but have reluctantly converted to magazine subscriptions as pdfs. My non-Vulpes book blogging is done at kate.macdonald.net, and I tweet @KateRLTB.