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Mrs Dalloway
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf's singular technique in Mrs Dalloway heralds a break with the traditional novel form and reflects a genuine humanity and a concern with the experiences that both enrich and stultify existence. Society hostess, Clarissa Dalloway is giving a party. Her thoughts and sensations on that one day, and the interior monologues of others whose lives are interwoven with hers gradually reveal the characters of the central protagonists. Clarissa's life is touched by tragedy as the events in her day run parallel to those of Septimus Warren Smith, whose madness escalates as his life draws toward inevitable suicide.
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GatheringBooks
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readordierachel 💔💜 17h
batsy So beautifully put, and an enduring truth... 17h
Moray_Reads Particularly poignant today :( 17h
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Branwen
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I have four favorite authors, and there is a picture of each of them above my writing desk! (along with dragons of course! 😁🐉) They are: F. Scott Fitzgerald, Katherine Mansfield, Ernest Hemingway, and Virginia Woolf 💕

#gratefulreads #favoriteauthor @OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

TrishB That‘s very cool 👍🏻 3w
ljuliel Neat idea 💡. Wasn‘t Virginia Woolf beautiful ? 3w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks So awesome!!! 3w
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OriginalCyn620 Awesome! 3w
Leftcoastzen Lovely! 3w
CoffeeNBooks I've read a couple of Katherine Mansfield's short stories and really liked them! 3w
Branwen @CoffeeNBooks Yes! I think her writing is really just so addicting! @TrishB @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks @OriginalCyn620 @Leftcoastzen Thank you! 📚💕 @ljuliel Omg, YES! I've always been a little bit in love with her! 😍 3w
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OriginalCyn620
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This book taught me that I do not care for the stream of consciousness writing style. It‘s just not for me. Plus, there are no chapter breaks, which makes sense, but it still dry-humped my very last nerve.
#thoughtyouwouldlikebutdidnt #gratefulreads

Jerdencon I felt the same way - I can‘t read books like that! 4w
megnews I‘ve started this a couple times and only made it a few pages in. I‘m still hopeful SOMEDAY I‘ll be able to get into it. 4w
Lucy_Anywhere Me too! I found it too hard to get into and put it aside! 4w
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Caroline2 I felt the same and bailed on this one. It totally did my head in. 🤦‍♀️ 4w
Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick 🤣🤣🤣 OMG! Your last sentence...I need to remember that phrase. Thank you for the morning laugh. 4w
Sarahreadstoomuch I agree completely. 4w
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 🤣🤣🤣 love your wording!!! 4w
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Cuilin
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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“.......was what she loved; life; London; this moment of June.”

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Branwen
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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#wondrouswednesday @Eggs @DaveGreen7777

1) Virginia Woolf & Ernest Hemingway
2) For Virginia I wouldn't ask a question, but rather just talk with her. I would give anything for a profound conversation with that woman. As for Hem, well, I'd love to have some kind of glorious love affair with him! 😶 And then talk about his marvelous writing. Honestly, I would just love to tell them both how much their work means to me.
3) Probably around 2000?

Eggs Thanks for joining in 📚💗🤗 1mo
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Chavelafab
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Healing recent reading trauma with a proper book

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BestDogDad
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Panpan

This didn't work for me. I'm just not literary-ish enough to appreciate it, I guess. I found it boring and I couldn't wait for it to be over. The writing was good, as advertised, but I found it hard to follow at times and I was often confused over who was being talked about. I did enjoy the jaunts around London having visited many of the settings in the book last year on vacation.

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Auntynanny
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Pickpick

This is the first book I've read by Virginia Woolf, and I'm sure it won't be the last. She had an unusual storytelling style. The entire book takes place over the span of one day in 1923. The narrative shifts between various characters.

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Theliterarytour
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Hello friends! I‘m new to this platform. I hope to meet many book lovers here. I read a lot of classics, romance and nonfiction. :)

#weekendreads #books

TrishB Welcome hi 👋 2mo
Theliterarytour Thank you. Hey Trish! 🤗 2mo
wine.tea._and_paper I‘m new here too! Welcome 2mo
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Bookloveer3 Welcome! 2mo
Theliterarytour @wine.tea._and_paper thank you! Welcome too :)
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Theliterarytour @Bookloveer3 thank you :D 2mo
Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 1mo
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Pickpick

Spectacular. I‘ve never read stream of consciousness before. At times the style was difficult to follow, but the seamless transitions between characters‘ points of view was beautifully done.

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BiblioLitten
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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#7days7covers #covercrush
This was my phone wallpaper for the longest time. ♥️🖤
Day 2

Cinfhen 🙌🏻 3mo
Cathythoughts Oh wow ! Beautiful 3mo
sudi 😍 3mo
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batsy Just gorgeous. 3mo
Centique Ohhhh beautiful! 😍 3mo
emilyhaldi Love. ❤️ 3mo
CarolynM That's lovely😍 3mo
BarbaraBB Gorgeous! 3mo
youneverarrived Oh, I love it 😍 3mo
RowReads1 The artist sells prints on Etsy 3mo
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Centique
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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#7days7covers #covercrush Day 2

Would you like to have a go at this challenge @Dragon ? Post a favourite cover each day for 7 days and tag someone new each time 😊

merelybookish That is gorgeous! 3mo
Tanisha_A Love this 3mo
readordierachel Oh my 😍 3mo
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JennyM Gorgeous 3mo
batsy It's lovely. I have this one too thanks to @saresmoore ❤️ 3mo
Dragon Thanks for the tag @Centique I‘ll give it a try ! 😀🐉 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm This edition is gorgeous! 😍 3mo
LeahBergen Oh, I ❤️ this cover! 3mo
Cathythoughts Very very nice ♥️ 3mo
Centique @merelybookish @Tanisha_A @readordierachel @JennyM @erzascarletbookgasm @LeahBergen @Cathythoughts Until I met Littens I never paid attention to which editions of classics I bought - but y‘all inspired me, so now I have some pretty ones - and the dog eared ones are off to goodwill 😊 3mo
Centique @batsy that @saresmoore is a lovely friend with beautiful taste! 3mo
sudi 😍 3mo
batsy @Centique She is 💕 3mo
Lindy What a gorgeous edition! 3mo
Centique @Lindy thank you! 3mo
youneverarrived I love these editions. 3mo
Rissreads This is a gorgeous cover! ❤💚💙💛 3mo
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Blaire
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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The first Virginia Woolf I read, after reading and absolutely loving The Hours. It portrays #adayinthelife of Clarissa Dalloway. I‘m due for a reread. #redroseseptember @Cinfhen @arlenefinnigan I‘ve missed the last few challenges, hoping to make time to keep up this month.

Cinfhen Yay!! So glad to have you on board!!! It‘s #BackToSchool 🍎📏📍 3mo
arlenefinnigan Welcome aboard! 3mo
Leftcoastzen Woolf ,Woolf ,Woolf,Yay! 3mo
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Moray_Reads
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Virginia Woolf's masterpiece follows #ADayInTheLife of Clarissa Dalloway. A modernist classic and one of the best stream-of-consciousness models ever written #RedRoseSeptember @Cinfhen @arlenefinnigan

arlenefinnigan Excellent 👍 3mo
Cinfhen Pretty bookmark 🧡 3mo
erzascarletbookgasm I love the bookmark! 😍👍 3mo
LeahBergen The best 😍 3mo
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TheEllieMo
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Published in 1925, Mrs Dalloway details #adayinthelife of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman in post–First World War England.

#RedRoseSeptember
@Cinfhen @arlenefinnigan

Cinfhen 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼 3mo
arlenefinnigan Good choice! 3mo
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SharonAlger
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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I bought this ages ago for the @veggiemama book club. I didn‘t read it at the time, but I came across it today and felt it was time to add it to the stack.

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keepingupwiththepenguins
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Mehso-so

I felt like a pingpong ball bouncing around the inside of Woolf‘s skull. It‘s a “stream of consciousness” suitable for white water rafting. I had no idea what the heck was happening, not for a single moment. I re-read every sentence three times, and still couldn‘t follow it at all. I highly recommend this sacred feminist text to people who are far smarter than me 😅 Full review here: http://keepingupwiththepenguins.com/mrs-dalloway-virginia-woolf/

rretzler I really do NOT like stream of consciousness novels. Honestly, I think they‘re a bit of a cop out for James Joyce and Virginia Woolf who really had nothing to say but hid it inside a stream of consciousness novel. Many people think they‘re not smart enough to understand the novels, when I think the reality is that there‘s nothing much really to understand - everyone is fooled into thinking it‘s good literature because it‘s different. 🤣 5mo
staci.reads @rretzler ? I love your comment! The only Virginia Woolf I've read is To the Lighthouse and getting through it was like trudging through 3 feet of mud for 2 days. People said "Oh, but you'd like this or that one by her so much better!" No. No, I don't believe I would. I am well read, and intelligent, and incredibly annoyed by the supercilious attitude some Woolf lovers cop with those of us who don't enjoy her style. 5mo
rretzler 👍🏻😁 I absolutely agree with you. I felt the same way about To the Lighthouse. And don‘t get me started on James Joyce! @staci.reads (edited) 5mo
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keepingupwiththepenguins @rretzler Hahahahaha it's the emperor's new clothes of writing styles! 😂 😂 😂 I felt like a bit of a philistine for not enjoying/understanding it more than I did, so thank you for the reassurance that it's not just me! ❤ 5mo
keepingupwiththepenguins @staci.reads Hear hear! 👏 👏 👏 👏 5mo
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mercinn
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Remember my party! Remember my party!

Even if it is a little hard read it will leave you yearning for a little more in the end. But you know a little more would have taken from the beauty. Pain, beauty, the helplessness of it all, 'human nature is on us', would sum it up. Happy ending and right decisions could be a tragedy and vice versa.

Victoriahoperose One of my favorite books ever! 5mo
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mercinn
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"With twice his wits, she had to see things through his eyes - one of the tragedies of married life. "

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mercinn
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"It was awful, he cried, awful, awful! Still, the sun was hot. Still, one got over things. Still, life had a way of adding day to day. "

Nute Welcome to Litsy! It‘s a warm and friendly community. I know that you will enjoy yourself here. I‘m looking forward to getting to know you!🙂 5mo
mercinn @Nute That's sweet☺️ Thankya. I do really like it in here! 5mo
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mercinn
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"..grief, which rose like a moon looked at from a terrace, ghastly beautiful with light from the sunken day. I was more unhappy than I've ever been since. "

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mercinn
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Sometimes, you know, line by line you are not the same but in a paragraph you are just her. Just the same.

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Branwen
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"This was what she loved; life; London; this moment of June."

It's such a beautiful day! Hot, sunny, and the sky a perfect blue. Took a nice long walk in the park after work today. June days like this always make me think of my favorite of Virginia Woolf's work, Mrs. Dalloway. ???

Victoriahoperose ❤️❤️❤️ 6mo
readingjedi Lovely photo! 6mo
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Leftcoastzen
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Branwen 😍📚💕 6mo
LeahBergen Yes!!! 😍😍😍 6mo
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kathedron
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"Mrs Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself."
Happy #DallowayDay ?

BiblioLitten 💕 6mo
batsy Perfect 🌷 6mo
readordierachel Beautiful picture 💚 6mo
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sarahbarnes
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Pickpick

Such a joy to read this book. Every time. “What a lark! What a plunge!” 🥰

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Mtroiano
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This book shows #adayinthelife of Clarissa Dalloway
#beatlemaynia

Eggs Nicely done 🤗 7mo
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merelybookish
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Thanks to Bluetooth, I can be #behindthewheel while Virginia keeps me company.
#maymoviemagic @cinfhen @rohit-sawant

Cinfhen 🙌🏻❣️ 7mo
LeahBergen Nice! 👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
rohit-sawant 💜💜 7mo
gradcat Great post for the prompt! Perfect mix of real life & fiction, ha ha! 😂 7mo
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KrystleTheBookSlayer
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1) Taurus, however if I had been born when I was supposed to, I would have been an Aries.
2) Passing my ASWB exam.
3) Tagged, I may try to finish it eventually...😴
4) donate plasma and then I work tomorrow night with some lovely people, which I'm sure will be fun, even if I'm exhausted.
5) ❤💚💙💜🧡
#friyayintro @howjessreads

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Mtroiano
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One of my favorite things about used books is getting to see the previous lives of the book. This copy was a textbook so I get to reap the benefits of notes in the margins 😀

wordzie 👍 💘 9mo
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Mtroiano
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merelybookish Cool cover! 9mo
BiblioLitten One of my favourites. 9mo
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Callemarie
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MEEP!!!! I'm so excited for all my awesome gifts. Thank you so much @britt_brooke I love it all!!! @Jilly6183 #bbsredacted

britt_brooke Yay!! 🤗 9mo
Jilly6183 Awesome!! 9mo
britt_brooke I want to know how gross those jelly beans are. 😆 9mo
Callemarie Hahahaha @britt_brooke it tastes like.... stale beer hahahaha its interesting to say the least haha 9mo
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sweetpealsd
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Oh, yay! Thank you @Jas16 for my #JB surprise! What a nice treat to come home to. 💕

Jas16 Glad it arrived and hope you enjoy it!❤️ 9mo
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Tanisha_A
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He saw Regent's park before him. Long streamers of sunlight fawned at his feet. The trees waved, brandished. We welcome, the world seemed to say; we accept; we create. Beauty, the world seemed to say. And as if to prove it wherever he looked at the houses, at the railings, at the antelopes stretching over the palings, beauty sprang instantly.👇🏼
📷: A herd of deer at city's zoological park

Tanisha_A Up in the sky swallows swooping, swerving, flinging themselves in & out, round & round, yet always with perfect control as if elastics held them; & the flies rising & falling; & the sun spotting now this leaf, now that, in mockery, dazzling it with soft gold in pure good temper; & now & again some chime (it might be a motor horn) tinkling divinely on the grass stalks—all of this, calm & reasonable as it was, was the truth now; 10mo
Tanisha_A Beauty, that was the truth now. Beauty was everywhere. 10mo
JennyM That‘s lovely ❤️ 10mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Isn't it just! I feel like going on a Woolf reading spree, but then the other books give me looks. 10mo
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justagirlhighonbooks
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf

Just starting with this one.🤭

Paperback.Propensity I liked it. It was my first Virginia Woolf book, and first time reading stream of consciousness. 9mo
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Tanisha_A
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There were always people about—she'd go on as if nothing had happened. That was the devilish part of her—this coldness, this woodenness, something very profound in her, which he had felt again this morning talking to her; and impenetrability. Yet heaven knows he loved her. She had some queer power of fiddling on one's nerves, turning one's nerves to fiddle-strings, yes.

Virginia! 💚

Cathythoughts Great post 👍🏻♥️ 10mo
Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts I don't know if anyone could write thoughts as well as her. Thank you! 💕 10mo
TrishB Lovely 💜 10mo
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batsy Gorgeous quote... So true what you said, she was a genius at writing about how people think. 10mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB @batsy I pledge to read more of her. 🥰 10mo
BiblioLitten I love this book. ♥️ 10mo
Tanisha_A @BiblioLitten Reading it for the first time, and loving it too. ☺️ 10mo
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Peaslady
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
Bailedbailed

Embarrassed to admit I've bailed on this book. First time in a long time I've done that, but it's reconfirmed for me that pre 20th century classics aren't my thing. When I am reading a book I don't enjoy it stops me reading anything else and I've decided it's just not worth doing that. Too many good ones out there to get started on!

quanners Try the audiobook. I‘m listening to it now...it is this far -only 5% into the story. 9mo
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annaperuses
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Because of the length of time that has elapsed since it was written, much of the prose was lost in me. Admittedly, I had not grown to love the novel's ridiculously long sentences peppered with countless of semicolons. When asked if I will revisit Mrs. Dalloway someday, I suppose that it is worth reading a second time, though I won't be looking forward to it with anticipation .

readinginthedark Have you read The Hours? It's a good standalone novel, but Cunningham also talks about how the novel Mrs. Dalloway affected each of his character's lives. It's really interesting and might make Woolf's novel seem a little more applicable to modern life. 10mo
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Branwen
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Happy Birthday to my absolute favorite author of all time, Virginia Woolf! 😍💕

merelybookish Lovely collection! 11mo
Branwen @merelybookish Thank you so much! 🤗💕 11mo
Leftcoastzen I love her so much! 11mo
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Branwen @Leftcoastzen Isn't she just the best? 😍 What's your favorite book of hers? 11mo
Leftcoastzen Oh that‘s so hard! Probably Mrs.Dalloway and To The Lighthouse. But I have not read them for a good long while . Maybe I should read them again. 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s a lovely collection. 11mo
Branwen @Leftcoastzen Yay, I love Mrs Dalloway too! You totally should! 😀 @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you so much! 🤗💕 11mo
Naj Lovely collection 💜💜. She's just the best! 11mo
Branwen @Naj She really is! 🤗💕 11mo
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Peaslady
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It's hard to fit a Virginia Woolf quote into the Litsy character limit. Her stream of consciousness style is verbose and sometimes hard to follow, but when she tackles a vivid emotion like this it can be really powerful.

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sarahbarnes
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“She is beneath this roof. . . . She is beneath this roof!”
Happy Birthday Virginia Woolf! ❤️

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Peaslady
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'Was Evelyn ill again? Evelyn was a good deal out of sorts, said Hugh, intimating by a kind of pout or swell of his very well-covered, manly, extremely handsome, perfectly upholstered body (he was almost too well dressed always, but presumably had to be, with his little job at Court) that his wife had some internal ailment, nothing serious, which, as an old friend, Clarissa Dalloway would quite understand without requiring him to specify.' p.6

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emilyhaldi
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Mehso-so

It would seem that Woolf‘s genius is just above my ability to appreciate. I was nervous going in, just based on my experience with stream of consciousness writing... add to that Woolf‘s extreme fondness of the semicolon, and you have a bit of a jerky rhythm. I was inclined to underline various passages that nailed the human experience so precisely. But I‘m just going to chalk this up to it‘s not you, it‘s me. The Hours is next up! #booked2019

kathedron Two of my favourites! ❤ 11mo
Kalalalatja I feel you! 11mo
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Thousand-Lives The Hours is so good! I read it first and followed it up with Mrs. Dalloway, which I felt the same as you about. 😬 11mo
ravenlee I dislike stream of consciousness, and I really struggled with Mrs. Dalloway for a book club. I got about 1/3-1/2 in before I gave up. 11mo
Susannah I love semicolons! I‘m sorry they made reading this book more difficult. 😆 11mo
Mdargusch Beautiful cover! 11mo
Cinfhen At least you gave Woolf a try 😜 11mo
BarbaraBB I felt the same. And I looooved The Hours. I read it before I read Mrs Dalloway though. (edited) 11mo
Reviewsbylola If this is what smart people read, I‘d rather be stupid. 😂😂🤣 11mo
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arielmonsen
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another book haul today! two books that were on my list, a replacement book bc the other wuthering heights copy i got was damaged, and because i really like Alexander the Great too much ❣️

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OriginalCyn620
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Because it is a thousand pities never to say what one feels...

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OriginalCyn620
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I forgot to post this this morning. I‘m not currently drinking coffee as it‘s 5pm, but this is the first library book I‘ve checked out this year! One of my bookish resolutions is to use the library more, and thanks to #Libby, I can have ebooks sent to my kindle. Super convenient! Thanks to @MallenNC for the tip!

Linda_Bloodworth_Author Have you watched The Hours? 11mo
Tanisha_A @Linda_Bloodworth_Author That movie is brilliant! I may reading the book as well right now! 11mo
Linda_Bloodworth_Author @Tanisha_A ah, is that story similar? 11mo
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OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t watched it, but now I‘m intrigued! @Linda_Bloodworth_Author 11mo
Linda_Bloodworth_Author @OriginalCyn620 it's quite something. It's a story within a story. I highly recommend it. 11mo
Tanisha_A Yes, like you said, story within the story! And it's got a fabulous cast of actresses! 11mo
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OrangeMooseReads
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My first go round I got Thoreau and it told me to retake the quiz. Second time around Virginia Woolf. I‘m not sure I could deal with either one lol

https://www.buzzfeed.com/dianabruk/which-classic-author-is-your-soulmate

sudi I did the same thing and i got Jane Austen the 2nd time around 😂 11mo
Bklover I got Chekhov and then Woolf! 11mo
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alisonrose
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
Panpan

Sweet jumping Jesus, this was dull. Sigh. I feel like either an asshole or a dipshit for not finding the DEPTH and COMPLEXITY that everyone sees in this book, but it was mostly boring and also hella confusing. Half the time I was just like “wait who are you and what are you doing and what happened to the flowers and what day is it.” Woolf writes beautifully at times, of course, and I like the idea of examining daily life. But. 😴😴😴 2/5 ⭐️

SW-T Tell us how you really feel? 😉 It‘s nice to see differing opinions! Been ages, but recalled it being slow. Really don‘t remember much else 🙄 11mo
LeahBergen Nooooo! 😂😂 11mo
Weaponxgirl I read it years ago and found it the longest shortest book ever! I did though read a room of ones own last year and loved it! Gonna have to try some of her fiction again soon to see if it‘s just a I don‘t like the style thing 11mo
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LauraBeth 😂😂 11mo
alisonrose @SW-T LOL! 11mo
alisonrose @Weaponxgirl I adored A Room of Ones Own, but have struggled with her fiction. To the Lighthouse was also not a fave, though I liked it a bit more than this one 11mo
OriginalCyn620 Thank goodness I‘m not alone on this. I just finished this one and feel the same as you! 11mo
readinginthedark Oh, I love how long she takes to wander through everything. I often have to reread sentences but just feel so much beauty and also craziness mixed together in her writing; I love it. 😆 10mo
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alisonrose
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Going into this with a little trepidation—seems like it might be similar in style/tone to To the Lighthouse, which I didn‘t super enjoy due to the semi-stream of consciousness and the slowness and such. But it‘s only 194 pages so I can take the risk 😜 #nowreading

gradcat I love, love, love this book...stick with it! 11mo
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