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.

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens

Revisiting a VL Classic, originally posted in December 2007 I am always startled by how short this book is. A cultural icon ought to be the size of Micheangelo’s David … Continue reading

December 15, 2010 · 4 Comments

Christmas Books for Grown-ups

There are a LOT of Christmas books out there! They aren’t like the classics, which are separate stories from the author’s usual works, usually with a reverent attitude. Nowadays, they … Continue reading

December 13, 2010 · 4 Comments

Coming Up This Week

As we rush down the hill towards Christmas, the Foxes set aside their cups of egg nog and present a few seasonal books, as well as a few for any … Continue reading

December 12, 2010 · Leave a comment

Last-Minute Christmas Shopping and Other Stories

I always buy books as Christmas presents. It probably makes me predictable and dull (not to mention the Least Favourite Aunt), but I see it as a sacred duty. I … Continue reading

December 18, 2007 · 7 Comments



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