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 This Week


We’re back! The Foxes have returned from a summer break full of hiking, beaches, festivals and just enjoying the sunshine. Of course, being Book Foxes, there was some reading as well and this week reflects that. Befitting vacation’s end, we have pieces on travel, summer school and exotic locations.


Monday brings David Boyd – occasional guest, and serial attendee of the T. S. Eliot International Summer School – makes a welcome return to bring us up to speed on what the 2013 event had to offer.

Then Wednesday, Jackie contrasts two accounts of scientific expeditions from the Arctic to the Amazon.

On Friday, Kate pulls herself out of the total immersion in West Africa that is Mark Weston’s The Ringtone and the Drum.

Acrylic painting of black-capped chickadee on sunflower “Is It Done Yet?” by Book Fox Jackie. You can see more of her work here.

2 comments on “Coming Up This Week

  1. Hilary
    August 18, 2013

    Gorgeous picture, Jackie – love it!

  2. Jackie
    August 18, 2013

    Thanks! Sunflowers always remind me of late summer. On the actual picture, the center of the flower sparkles, an unintended result of all those dots of color.

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