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

3775862878_fe48b0d8d2_bIt is far too long since I posted a photo of gorgeous Fennec Foxes, and this beautiful little bunch are on the look-out for a typically varied Vulpes Libris week. If there is a theme, it’s to do with being small scale – small town, short form, frugal living and animation. Jackie visits small-town America, Rosy takes us into the world of claymation for the first time (I think …), Hilary rediscovers the art of the Essay, and Leena looks at life without dosh.

Monday: Jackie looks at the scholastic life of a small town in Minnesota in Jon Hassler’s Staggerford.

Wednesday: RosyB considers the importance of words in Adam Elliott’s gorgeous claymation feature about two unconventional characters and their friendship across continents, Mary and Max.

Thursday: Hilary thinks sometimes a piece in short form just hits the spot, and revives her interest in the Essay, with André Aciman’s Alibis

Friday: Leena is in turns frustrated and fascinated by Free, Katharine Hibbert’s account of a year spent squatting and living off food and other essentials that have been thrown away.

The photo of a tower of Fennecs comes from the Flickr photostream of Joachim S Mueller, and is reproduced here under a Creative Commons licence. Clicking on the image will load the source page.

2 comments on “Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

  1. jillaurellia
    February 10, 2013

    I am so looking forward to Jackie’s post on Monday. I have been a long time fan of Jon Hassler and a long time resident of small towns in Minnesota. Is there a connection? Hmmmmm… Ask me just how small my town is!

  2. Lisa
    February 10, 2013

    Sounds like a great week. I adore that picture!

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