Vulpes Libris

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 on Vulpes Libris

It’s a full-on mystery week this week, with the Foxes looking closely at epic novels, a modern Macbeth, The Bay of Pigs and … um … mystery. So prepare yourselves for danger, dastardliness and a daring denouement, as who knows how it could all end.

STOP PRESS! Further details of the ongoing mystery are revealed (but not entirely solved) when your intrepid poster makes contact with the glamorous but elusive Eve and her stalwart but shadowy sidekick, Jamie, for which exciting details read on …

Monday: Jackie wonders what happened to all the epic novels in a new Monday Soapbox.

Wednesday: Jamie finds a writer to look for in the future in Justin Taylor.

Thursday: Kirsty talks – to herself, again – about Howard Jones’ impressive and sometimes frustrating The Bay of Pigs.

Friday: Anne fears the concept of Macbeth is somewhat diluted in Ron Rash’s Serena.

Saturday: Eve has fallen in love with Ship Breaker by Paolo Bacigalupi… hook, line and sinker.

This lovely picture of the curious pig is called Black Pigs 2. It can be found on the Free Stock.xchng site and it’s by Ned Benjamin.

About annebrooke

Anne Brooke lives in Surrey, UK, and writes in a variety of genres, including gay erotic romance, fantasy, comedy, thrillers, biblical fiction and the occasional chicklit novel. When not writing, she spends time in the garden attempting to differentiate between flowers and weeds, and in the allotment attempting to grow vegetables. She also loves the theatre and is a keen fan of crosswords and sudokus, as long as they're not too hard! Her websites can be found at:,, and (for fantasy fiction).

5 comments on “Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

  1. Jackie
    March 20, 2011

    It is a cute little pig! He/she looks very curious, too. I believe it’s a young Vietnamese pot-bellied pig.

  2. CuriousBookFan
    March 20, 2011

    Doesn’t look like a curious book fan…

  3. annebrooke
    March 20, 2011

    Ah, thanks, Jackie! I knew someone would know 🙂 And you never know what the pig is reading out of shot, Curious!


  4. Jamie Mollart
    March 21, 2011

    I like the idea of being a shadowy sidekick 🙂

  5. annebrooke
    March 21, 2011

    I too have always yearned for that to be my career path, Jamie! 🙂

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