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.
Vulpes Libris was the creation of one woman … Leena. She originally set it up as a one-person book blog, but soon realized that she didn’t have the time or resources to maintain it as she wished … so she sent out a batch of invitations to people she knew – people who shared her interest in books and literature – and asked them to join her.
Most didn’t really know what they were saying ‘Yes’ to, but said it anyway, because it was Leena. (If we HAD known, we’d probably all have kept our heads down and looked busy …)
The Vulpes Libris book collective went live in October 2007. Since then, it has grown exponentially and now behaves like a runaway pony. The best any of us can do is hang on and hope for the best.
Leena stepped down as Administrator in October 2008, but fully intends to return from time to time as a Guest Reviewer as soon as she can.
In the meantime, as far as we’re concerned, she remains our one and only ‘Head Fox’ …
(The magnificent photograph of a wild vixen is courtesy of Kris*Thirty6Red* on Flickr, reproduced under a Creative Commons Licence.)
I am a fan of the Stuck In A Book blog and saw his mentions of belonging to a postal book group. I couldn’t find one to join (I’m in Seattle, WA), so I’m creating one. I saw you (Leena) comment on his post that you might like to belong to one, so if you are still interested, you can contact me. He graciously offered to post my “book group members wanted” blurb on his blog, so here it is: http://stuck-in-a-book.blogspot.com/2010/04/bits-and-pieces.html
So far, I have 3 of us in the US and one person from England.
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