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.

Reasons to Stay Alive by Matt Haig

A few weeks before the birth of my daughter, I had a particularly bad patch of depression and anxiety. Lots of panic attacks, lots of hours too scared to get … Continue reading

May 25, 2015 · 8 Comments

Eloise Ristad: A Soprano on Her Head

Right-side-up reflections on life and other performances Seems a bit silly to¬†review a book about¬†musicians’ mental blocks and performance anxiety on a book blog; but Eloise Ristad herself acknowledged her … Continue reading

July 27, 2008 · 8 Comments



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