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

autumn_fox_mask_in_copper_with_texture_2_by_autumndogforge-d83bv4n“Autumn? Hello? Are you there? …. [silence] … I know you’re there, you’ve been leaving leaves all over the streets and we’ve run out of conkers. What’s with the summer temperatures? It’s the right time for a St Martin’s summer, but we’ve not had the sharp frost yet, the kind that makes us grateful for the blast of heat just before the storms set in. But this, this heatwave, it’s too much.”

And with that, the disgruntled Bookfoxes retire to the cool of the Den, because they’ve been growing winter fur, and the season is not obliging with the proper weather.

Monday 3rd Nov: Kirsty D reads Tim Winton’s second short story collection, Minimum of Two.

Wednesday 5th Nov: Kate pokes around inside the new Collins English Dictionary.

Thursday 6th Nov: Guest poster Colin reads about Socrates of the Fayum, and the Acta Alexandrinorum.

Friday 7th Nov: Jackie reflects on 5 years of HBO’s Boardwalk Empire, and what the TV program and its characters have meant to her.

The autumn fox mask in copper is a Creative Commons image. It was made by the craftsman Autumn Dog Forge, whose page on Deviant Art you can see here.

About Kate

Blogger, lecturer, podcaster, writer, critic, reviewer, researcher, and publisher (, in and on British literary history. Preferred occupation while listening to podcasts: cooking or knitting. Preferred soundtrack while reading: the sound of silence.

One comment on “Coming Up on Vulpes Libris

  1. Jackie
    November 2, 2014

    This post made me burst out laughing. Well done!

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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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