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.

Love in the Time of Chasmosaurs website

When I discovered this website early in the summer, I was delighted. It was so offbeat, yet educational, that I was intrigued. And best of all it was about dinosaurs! … Continue reading

October 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

Two Journeys, Memoirs by Gabourey Sidibe and Rosamund Burton

Recently I read two books that were quite different; one was a memoir, the other a travel book and I was struck at how they each were accounts of a … Continue reading

August 23, 2017 · Leave a comment

My Visit to Longleat House

(By guest writer, Stranger) Back in the mid seventies, I was in the midst of an unhappy divorce. My ex husband was in the Air Force and we were stationed … Continue reading

June 12, 2017 · 4 Comments

The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff

No matter how many times I read this book, it’s always a delightful experience. At it’s core, it’s an explanation of a school of philosophy, Taoism. But the way the … Continue reading

June 5, 2017 · 2 Comments

Discovering Beverley

I decided that I loved Beverley Nichols before I read a word by him. I think I first came across the name in a small shop in Pershore, Worcestershire (no, … Continue reading

May 22, 2017 · 7 Comments

1066 And All That by W C Sellar and R J Yeatman

I recently went for my first job interview in over a quarter of a century – for a position as tour guide at a local stately heap.* The job advert … Continue reading

April 5, 2017 · 10 Comments

Guilty Pleasures

Like many people, I often go through my public library’s catalog and place books on hold. Naturally, they all become available at once and then it’s a challenge to read … Continue reading

January 16, 2017 · 2 Comments

Books to Distract Us

The appalling U.S. election and some sad events in our personal lives have left the Book Foxes looking for diversions and of course, our main method would involve books. We … Continue reading

November 21, 2016 · 6 Comments

archy and mehitabel – a buyers’ guide

actually i think that should be archy and mehitabel a buyers guide as poor little archy couldn t shift the keys to insert any capitals or punctuation so in homage … Continue reading

September 30, 2016 · 3 Comments

Coming Up On Vulpes Libris

Autumn is definitely on its way at last, after summer fooled us for a day or three in September. Time to curl up on the sofa with the proverbial good … Continue reading

September 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

American music writing

Guest reviewer Brad Bigelow from The Neglected Books Page gives us a joyous blast of musical literary Americana. When Kate asked me to step in and provide a piece this week, … Continue reading

July 8, 2016 · 1 Comment

Hyperbole and a Half: Unfortunate Situations, Flawed Coping Mechanisms, Mayhem and Other Things That Happened by Allie Brosh

If the title to this graphic novel makes it sound a little all over the place, then that’s appropriate because all over the place is exactly what this book is. … Continue reading

June 24, 2016 · 2 Comments

Two Actresses:Carrie Fisher and Candice Bergen

Though I read these books months apart, I couldn’t help but notice how their subjects came from similar origins and went into the same profession, yet had drastically different lives … Continue reading

December 9, 2015 · 2 Comments

The History Chicks podcasts and website

Sometime last year I was browsing a list of historical websites when one called “The History Chicks” leapt out. Appreciating its 1960s name, I clicked on the link, and wasn’t … Continue reading

September 7, 2015 · 1 Comment

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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.)