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

“Billy and Gertie” © John McCluskey (2012)

It’s a truly esoteric week on Vulpes Libris; so much so that I can’t even come up with a nicely glib paragraph.  Instead, enjoy this picture of two finches on a dinner date.

On Monday, Nikki reviews Jane Harris’s Gillespie and I.

On Tuesday, a classic from the archives: our 2011 Q&A with Professor Mary Beard.

On Wednesday, Moira enjoys rediscovering her love of backyard astronomy with a book that treats you neither like an idiot nor an astrophysicist: Turn Left at Orion by Guy Consolmagno, SJ, and Dan Davis.

On Thursday, Anne experiences a holiday to remember in Madeleine Wickham’s Sleeping Arrangements.

And on Friday, Hilary celebrates a naive painter and his unlikely influence on a generation of English artists, in Alfred Wallis, Artist and Mariner, by Robert Jones.

One comment on “Coming up on Vulpes Libris

  1. Jackie
    May 6, 2012

    What a lovely springtime photo & such pretty birds. We don’t have those kinds of finches in North America, so it’s a treat to see a pic of them.

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  • (The header image is from Aesop's Fables, illustrated by Francis Barlow (1666), and appears courtesy of the Digital and Multimedia Center at the Michigan State University Libraries.)
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