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

After last week’s rather sobering collection of reviews, by contrast this week we’re all about food, fun and holiday mayhem! We have a Halloween treat from Moira, Kate and Rosy gorge on lucullan fiction, Anne relishes a little light relief, and Hilary contemplates the Mystery of the Missing Virgins. What better image for the week than a bunch of foxes playing with their food?

Monday: Hilary takes Edith Templeton’s The Surprise of Cremona on holiday to Italy, and finds that, while she’s absolutely spot on in so many of the essentials, when it comes to factual accuracy she must have been hitting the gin.

Tuesday: Kate wallows in food, glorious food, in Lawrence Norfolk’s new historical novel.

Wednesday: Moira has a ridiculous amount of fun opening doors, turning wheels and pulling levers in Jan Pienkowski’s Haunted House (no batteries required).

Thursday: Anne discovers a necessary chaser between her currently grim reading with Anna Cheska’s Drop Dead Gorgeous.

Friday: Rosy enjoys the hors d’oevres of Hermann Koch’s bestselling The Dinner. But was left with a bit of a nasty taste in her mouth.

Today’s image is leapin’ foxes! from Sandy Skoglund’s series Fox Games. It is reproduced from Scorpions and Centaurs’ Flickr photostream under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.0) licence.

One comment on “Coming up on Vulpes Libris

  1. Jackie
    October 29, 2012

    What a great pic, the colors make it a bit unsettling, but the more I look at it, I find more details of what the foxes are doing.

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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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