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

Pterosaurs by Mark P. Witton

As a child, I loved dinosaurs. In fact one of the first books I took out of the school library after I learned to read was called “Animals of Yesterday … Continue reading

July 14, 2014 · 4 Comments

The Fossil Hunter by Shelley Emling

At a recent local book discussion about Hamlet, some members expressed astonishment that Shakespeare could’ve written so well about so many things considering he’d never attended university. I took umbrage, … Continue reading

September 19, 2011 · 11 Comments

Coming Up This Week

We’ve got poetry, paleontology, marriage and horror on tap this week. There’s probably no connection between them, except that Book Foxes have been reading about them whilst savoring the last … Continue reading

September 18, 2011 · Leave a comment

Lost Dinosaurs of Egypt by William Nothdurft and Josh Smith

This book was sooo disappointing. It’s always exciting to read of new fossils found in various parts of the world and I looked forward to details of at least one … Continue reading

May 26, 2008 · 10 Comments



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