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.
Nice to find you blogging on old and unjustly forgotten books. I look forward to coming across more authors to add to my list. Perhaps I’ll be able to make you rethink your views on ebooks!
Two years ago, I said no way. Now, I’m using ebooks for reviewing, and for work, but never for pleasure. Except when a friend publishes digitally and there’s no other way to read the book.