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.

Shtum by Jem Lester

Shtum by Jem Lester isn’t out for a while but it’s one of those books you have to share immediately. As you’re reading your feelings are getting more and more … Continue reading

November 30, 2015 · 3 Comments

Resistance is Futile by Jenny T Colgan

Kindles are a pain in the ass. You buy e-books (I buy a LOT of books) and they download swiftly and efficiently onto your reading device…and then they vanish. Tiny … Continue reading

November 2, 2015 · 2 Comments

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

I’m never one to turn down a party, even hen parties set in the middle of nowhere would have me packing my gladrags and a cocktail shaker. But after reading … Continue reading

October 7, 2015 · 3 Comments

This week on Vulpes Libris…

As I write this I’m watching a squirrel in my garden. He or she (it’s hard to tell from this distance) is hopping across the grass burying whatever it’s been … Continue reading

October 4, 2015 · 3 Comments

Virginia Andrews: Ghost written (mostly)

I was a teenager in the 80’S. To many of you regardless of gender, this will mean neon legwarmers, roller skating and outlandish make-up. And the best music ever produced. … Continue reading

January 17, 2015 · 2 Comments

Penguin Love!

So, the countdown to Christmas has officially begun…the John Lewis Christmas Advert has been released! And I think this is the best yet. As you’ll all know I have a … Continue reading

November 8, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne

I’ve just this minute read the last page of The Manifesto on How to be Interesting by Holly Bourne. The tears are still trickling down my face, I have a … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment

Dogs in Literature…revisited!

  There is much (too much) excitement in the Harvey household just now. We are expanding our family with a new addition! That’s her in the above photo, the little … Continue reading

October 18, 2014 · 5 Comments

Letters of Note compiled by Shaun Usher

Not enough people write letters anymore. It’s quite tragic actually when you think about it. We all correspond far more often but our correspondences are now mostly hurried, disposable and … Continue reading

October 11, 2014 · 5 Comments

The Wonder by Faye Hanson

My picture book addiction carries on apace. I have no idea where this is coming from (even my children are FAR too old for picture books) but I’m very much … Continue reading

October 4, 2014 · 2 Comments

Reading slump pick me ups. What’s yours?

As a lifelong avid reader, I couldn’t even begin to imagine not having at least five books on the go at the one time. I have books stashed in every … Continue reading

September 27, 2014 · 15 Comments

Bookweek Roundup Returns…

In the early days of Vulpes Libris we used to do this regularly. Gathering snippets of book news from the interwebs and cobbling them together in some sort of theme. … Continue reading

September 20, 2014 · 3 Comments

Thirteen Chairs by Dave Shelton

This review was supposed to be up last week but instead I went into hospital, so I think you can cut me a bit of slack. However I’m absolutely fine, … Continue reading

September 13, 2014 · 2 Comments

The Geography of You and Me by Jennifer E Smith

The Book Festival is over! *sob* And I am bereft. Two weeks of running around, hanging out, meeting old friends and new, hugging and high fiving and gossiping and drinking … Continue reading

August 30, 2014 · 1 Comment



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