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– and in 2015

bluebird New Year
Happy New Year!
Though there may be stray whisps of tinsel unknowingly clinging to our hair, the Foxes are back from their Yuletide celebrations. Decorations put away, wrapping paper rolled up, Christmas puddings and egg nog just a tasty memory. Now comes the brunt of winter, which the Foxes beat back with a flurry of pages and hot beverages. All that snow and blustery wind is just another excuse for us to curl up with a book.
One of the events we have planned for VL is a Bronte smackdown, which is both hilarious and intellectual, emphasis on the former.Of course, we are working on theme weeks, the first being a week examining authors who continue other authors’ works posthumously. There will be our annual Poetry Week in Spring and other ideas which will pop up, but we’ll just let some of them be surprises, shall we?
For this next week, we have a potpourri to start the year off.

Monday- Simon celebrates the macabre and brilliant joy that is Barbara Comyns’ Who Was Changed and Who Was Dead.

Wednesday- Former bookseller Kirsty D is not in the least surprised by the Weird Things Customers Say in Bookshops.

Friday- H is for Horse as Kirsty M talks about predators, prey and Not Being Seen.

Bluebird Vintage Postcard courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

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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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