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.

Lobsters by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison

This has been a multi book reading week, I’ve done a few back to back marathon reading sessions. I really have my reading mojo in place because I cannot get … Continue reading

August 2, 2014 · 3 Comments

The Worst Girlfriend in the World by Sarra Manning

Whew! It’s been a week of gloriously roasting temperatures even up here in usually mild Scotland. There’s nothing quite like sitting in the garden, with a glass of icy something, … Continue reading

July 26, 2014 · 1 Comment

Skinny by Donna Cooner

I’m Chairing at the Edinburgh Book Festival again this year. YAY! And I have a lot, lot, lot of reading to do. I don’t seem to have read nearly as … Continue reading

July 19, 2014 · 2 Comments

Picture Book Joy!

It’s been a while since I sat and read through my Picture Book shelf. (Yes, I have a Picture Book shelf, what of it?) There’s something so wonderful, even as … Continue reading

July 12, 2014 · 9 Comments

The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks

The Carnegie Medal winner was announced this week as The Bunker Diary by Kevin Brooks. I watched the ceremony from the comfort of my office chair as it was Live … Continue reading

June 28, 2014 · 6 Comments

Blue by Lisa Glass

To begin, I’ll just let you know that I have a very close connection to this book. Not only is Lisa a fellow Book Fox, she has been my friend … Continue reading

June 21, 2014 · 8 Comments

Heroic by Phil Earle

I had the huge pleasure of Chairing at the Edinburgh Book Festival again this year. It’s my absolute favourite thing to do…I just wish it was on all year round. … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 1 Comment

Until You’re Mine by Samantha Hayes

I know…I’m reviewing a grown-up book. I do sometimes read them. And this one is pretty extraordinary. I recently went on holiday to Mexico. It was very much a beach … Continue reading

September 28, 2013 · 3 Comments

Vulpes Libris’ All Time Greats -The Top Ten: Number 5

  At Number 5 on our All Time Greats list is this storming piece from Eve.  Published on  March the 7th 2009, it attracted a massive 169 comments, many with … Continue reading

August 27, 2012 · 5 Comments

I’ll Be There by Holly Goldberg Sloan

There’s something quite wonderful about happening across a surprising book.  Nowadays I hear a lot about titles before I ever see them.  Hype is begun well before the book appears … Continue reading

April 21, 2012 · 5 Comments

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E Smith

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight has one of THE longest titles in the history of the world and shall henceforth be called SPOLAFS…a name coined on Twitter, … Continue reading

April 7, 2012 · 6 Comments

The Other Life by Susanne Winnacker

Don’t judge a book by its cover.  While, undoubtedly this *should* be true, in reality we all do it.  Yes, even me. I therefore make a conscious effort to read … Continue reading

March 31, 2012 · 3 Comments

15 Days Without a Head by Dave Cousins

There are many things that make Children’s Bookselling an attractive career choice.  We have numerous skills and responsibilities that we take very seriously. However, above all in importance is Wine … Continue reading

March 24, 2012 · 4 Comments

A Boy and a Bear in a Boat by Dave Shelton

I have fallen in love.  Not just plain old ordinary comfy love, but utterly all encompassing, delirious love.  Naturally, when that sort of thing happens to me…it’s all over a … Continue reading

March 17, 2012 · 11 Comments



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