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The Waves
The Waves | Virginia Woolf
One of Woolfs most experimental novels, The Waves presents six characters in monologue - from morning until night, from childhood into old age - against a background of the sea. The result is a glorious chorus of voices that exists not to remark on the passing of events but to celebrate the connection between its various individual parts.
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Michaelbmontes
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Every passage deserves a screnshot but here is a pinch of it. I love Virginia Woolf.

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merelybookish
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This week's #bookreport. I did pretty well.
☂️I finished The Waves and Heavy.
☂️I read an act of King Lear.
☂️I started In Cold Blood in print and Underland on audio
November is proving to be a pretty good reading month so far. 🙂
@Cinfhen

TheBookHippie Read King Lear read the news updates 🤯...😳🤣 3mo
Joyfulmimi What did you think about The Waves? 3mo
Cinfhen I‘m thinking of trying Heavy on audio! 3mo
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Joyfulmimi
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The main thing I liked about this book was that it was written by Virginia Woolf. She is intriguing and amazing to me on different levels: her writing style, her intuitiveness/emotional sensitivity, and her conception of human nature. These are intertwined in her books to make her unequalled in my view. However, this book bothered me. I am left with many questions like: “Who the heck is Percival?” Read it to see what I mean. ⭐️⭐️⭐️

merelybookish Reading right now! 4mo
Joyfulmimi Will be interested in your thoughts @merelybookish 4mo
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Joyfulmimi
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Following 6 individuals with their different personalities throughout their lives, Neville is the introvert. This is definitely my kind of book.

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Joyfulmimi
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This book is challenging to keep up with and to understand yet intriguing...on the waves...

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Joyfulmimi
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Because I am on a book hangover and my library books are not due until October 15, I think I will read another Virginia Woolf next. I guess it‘s called a binge. 🥴

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Billypar
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A completely unique reading experience. We meet six friends as children and the perspective wanders between each of them, who think in poetic soliloquies about what they see in nature and how they see their own personalities compared to the others. We follow them into adulthood for select scenes and they do the same sort of thing with adult subjects. The title is well-chosen: Woolf is fascinated by the rhythms of daily life and its repetitions 👇

Billypar It's got some interesting observations about how different individuals respond to social expectations. The more extraverted characters wonder why they only feel like themselves around others, and the more withdrawn are alienated by social experiences- they immerse themselves in their work or imagination. I won't pretend I understood everything- I had to give up on some passages that weren't clicking- but i loved everything I could decipher. 5mo
JenniferP I also loved this book. I‘ve read all of Woolf‘s novels and I think it is the one I connected with most. Agree that I didn‘t understand every passage but the overall book still really worked for me. 5mo
Billypar @JenniferP This was my third- Orlando is one of my favorite novels, so that will be tough to top, but this was a close second. I hope to read them all eventually- will probably go with Mrs. Dalloway next. 5mo
JenniferP I‘d say To the Lighthouse and Mrs. Dalloway are my other favorites. Enjoy! 5mo
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Billypar
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To start Day 2 of our mini vacation in the Catskills, this was the lovely wooded backdrop to my morning reading. Woolf has an abundance of quotable poetry that would perfectly complement the scene, but I had to go with this passage of one of the children listening to a sermon in church. "His rough and hairy voice is like an unshaven chin" cracked me up ?

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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyJuly19 Day 17: #Lake
Family here in the Bay Area have arranged a 3-day camping trip close to the lake tomorrow and an overnight stay at #Lake Tahoe. Super looking forward to it.

ozma.of.oz Beautiful! ❤️ 7mo
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Eggs
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#wave #quotsyjuly19 @TK-421

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Cathythoughts Love this ♥️ 7mo
Eggs Thanks @Cathythoughts 😘 7mo
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gingerandjazz
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Summer means reading outside all afternoon.

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madamereadsalot1
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Joyfulmimi I also loved it this quote 4mo
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyApr19 Day 24: The #poem as the sound of one‘s voice. The more quotes I find from this book, the more I feel that I am going to love it.

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Billypar
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#bookhaul
Made good use of my Barnes & Noble giftcard yesterday with these three that have been on my list for awhile. Afterwards I realized that all three are my third book from each author. For the most part, if I'm picking up a third book of an author, it means I'm already sold.

Christine Great selections!! 11mo
Suet624 Oh gosh. Love Medicine was the first of Erdrich‘s books that I read. Blew my socks off. 11mo
Billypar @Suet624 Very good to hear! That's the reaction I had to the other two I read- The Round House and Plague of Doves 10mo
Suet624 Erdrich 💕💕💕 she‘s a treasure. Enjoy. 10mo
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peterfullagar
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enidkeaner
The Waves | Virginia Woolf

I have literally just started this - as in, I‘m on page 10 - and it‘s already doing me in 😕

Weaponxgirl I‘ve tried this a couple of times and have just forgotten to carry on. I find Virginia Woolf fiction so hard to read which always disappoints me as she sounds like the sort of author I would normally love. 11mo
enidkeaner This is the third Woolf I‘ve read and think she‘s probably going to be an author I want to love but don‘t. I did like Mrs. Dalloway but everything else has been rough. 11mo
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EliNeedsMoreShelves
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I wasn't able to complete the reading challenge from @thereadingwomen (I think I finished 14 of the categories...), but I did end 2018 with a reread of The Waves, so I feel like that counts for something. :)

This is my favorite Virginia Woolf novel, and it seems I'm in the minority. I love the way Woolf tells the story of these 6 lives, through tiny glimpses from each character. And the prose - well, it's simply gorgeous.

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shawnmooney
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Meh

Lylah Sorry to hear that! 1y
LeahBergen 😮😮😮 1y
TrishB I found this really hard! 1y
Nute Probably just what you said...changing taste over time. It is why I am always reluctant to reread. 1y
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catiewithac
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Here‘s the other half of that great puzzle! Solving it has motivated me to read one of my bucket list books: The Waves by Virginia Woolf! #bucketlist

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Augustdana
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Not my shelves, I‘m checking in on my brother and sister in laws house while they‘re on vacation and I just contributed this book to their adorable collection! This is obviously my favourite room in their House

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JenniferP
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After finishing The Years yesterday, I‘ve now read all of the novels of #virginiawoolf. Next up for my Woolf project is the massive Hermione Lee biography, essays, and rereads of my favorites. #1001books

Eggs Welcome 🌸👋🏻 2y
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iporto
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Everyone should read Virginia Woolf from time to time. The Waves is just so beautiful. If you like insightful quotes and powerfull phrases, this book is for you. It's about time and friendship and how It shapes one's life. Totally a must read. ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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iporto
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"Let us again pretend that life is a solid substance, shaped like a globe, which we turn about in our fingers. Let us pretend that we can make out a plain and logical story, so that when one matter is despatched—love for instance—we go on, in an orderly manner, to the next."

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GripLitGrl
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AnneCecilie
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#ReadingResulutions day 11 #Waves

I just love these editions from Vintage

I‘ve never read this one, maybe I should look for a Norwegian translation?

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iporto
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Time for some Virginia Woolf again. ❤️📚

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quirkyreader
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I also found all of these when I was looking for the LCD tablet. And my grand total for all 12 books was $3 American dollars. So of course next time when I go to the charity shop the pickings might be slim for me.

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readinginthedark
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DannyOlda
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Love these Vintage Classic versions of Virginia Woolf's work

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Augustdana
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The sun is shining on my bookshelf, the woodpecker has returned from the winter, and shit, when did I acquire this second copy? I had no idea. Which one should I keep?

batsy Both! 😊 Or the left one 😍 2y
Augustdana @batsy I was thinking the same! 2y
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JillR
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Pretty bookmark, pretty books, pretty Spring morning 🌷. I‘m in love with these bookmarks from Jane Blease at Manchester Craft and Design Centre.

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erzascarletbookgasm
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These Vintage Classics editions of Woolf‘s novels, designed by Aino-Maija Metsola, are so #colorful , gorgeous and make me covet for them. 😍
“Painting with water color enabled me to create pictures that suit Woolf‘s fluid writing,” said the designer.
Picture from google.
#readingresolutions

AlaMich Wow, those are beautiful!! 2y
youneverarrived I love these! 😍 2y
LeahBergen So pretty! 2y
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Moray_Reads
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LeahBergen There‘s so much movement in this passage. ❤️❤️ 2y
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GatheringBooks
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#QuotsyFeb18 Day 15: Completing the #Harmony in Woolf‘s Waves. I have yet to read this one, but it sounds mighty intense.

Cathythoughts I have huge resistance to Virginia Woolf , I‘m sure & have no doubt she is brilliant, but I don‘t feel inclined to read her. I‘m probably really missing out. I will try soon ....... (edited) 2y
GatheringBooks @Cathythoughts i have stacks of her novels lying unread on my shelves. i think we‘d need to have a classics reading theme at gatheringbooks so i can force myself to read her, finally. :) 2y
readinginthedark It‘s very intense but so rewarding! The format isn‘t for everyone, but this is my favorite novel from Woolf. 2y
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hlgreenfield
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#bookmail I am so in love with the new vintage classics editions of Virginia Woolf books! I think I will end up ordering the ones I already owned to have the complete collection! They are perfect!
One of the books came with the cover slightly bent - i'm wondering if I should write to bookdepository and say something about! I do love my books in perfect condition but I expect it was in transit and they do tend to do a good job with packaging!

Samplergal Where did you find those beautiful editions? 2y
hlgreenfield @Samplergal I found them on bookdepository.com! They are gorgeous! 2y
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youneverarrived
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Spending a few days in London so not at home and can‘t do a #shelfie of my own but I took one at Foyles. They have some gorgeous Virginia Woolf editions 😍 #riotgrams

batsy Wish I could live in those shelves! 2y
Cathythoughts So lovely ❤️ 2y
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Moray_Reads
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Today is Virginia Woolf's birthday. Thank you for giving us some of the most beautiful, most influential writing in the English language ♥️ For #recommendsday I urge you to read Virginia if you haven't already (and reread her if you have!) We have matching editions @kdwinchester

Eugeniavb ❤️ her! 2y
kdwinchester Ahhh! They are all so beautiful. You have a wonderful collection. ❤️ 2y
LeahBergen This is beautiful. 2y
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Moray_Reads @kdwinchester there are so many gorgeous editions! 2y
scripturient Ahhh! I just love her. Am looking forward to teaching her works again in the summer term. ❤️ 2y
Kalalalatja What a collection 😍😍 2y
Moray_Reads @Kalalalatja I just realised I missed a copy of To The Lighthouse! 🙄😖 2y
kathedron 2y
youneverarrived 💛💛 2y
readinginthedark 😍😍😍 2y
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Leftcoastzen
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Happy Birthday to Virginia Woolf . Google beat me to it today, that‘s ok.

LeahBergen 😍😍 2y
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GhostStories
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Time‘s fangs have ceased their devouring. We have triumphed over the abysses of space, with rouge, with powder, with flimsy pocket-handkerchiefs.

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MariettaSG
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🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Such a favourite!
The meaning of life and identity explored through six voices, multiple experiences, the metaphor of waves and poignant language.

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MariettaSG
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It is death.

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MariettaSG
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'And time,' said Bernard, 'lets fall its drop..."I have lost my youth."...Things have dropped from me...I am not that gifted as at one time seemed likely...I shall never...nor shall I ... I shall never...The drop falls; another stage is reached. Stage upon stage. And why should there be an end to stages? and where do they lead? To what conclusion?'

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MariettaSG
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Oh the experience of the death of Percival! My dear friend Gavin, you were my Percival, almost 15 years ago. "I ask, and do not know, only that I need silence, and to be alone and to go out, and to save one hour to consider what has happened to my world, what death has done to my world."

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Moray_Reads
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Jumping on the #17in2017 bandwagon. I could easily have had more Ali and Virginia on here and Thud! is representing all its Discworld brethren. These are the books that I think will stay with me forever from 2017 @Cinfhen

Cinfhen That‘s a beautiful list....I‘m happy to see 2y
Moray_Reads @Cinfhen I thought it was incredible. I've really felt so totally at the whim of an author. Grossman could turn my emotions with a single sentence 2y
Cinfhen Initially everyone in my bookclub hated the book but as we discussed it more, we realized how much Grossman had done in so few pages! He really fleshed a deeply poignant & powerful story, all as a single monologue 🙌🏻 2y
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Moray_Reads @Cinfhen there were so many parts I hated but I was supposed to and his control of the narrative was just masterful 2y
TrishB Great list 👍🏻 2y
saresmoore Wonderful choices! 2y
Kalalalatja Great picks! 2y
Natasha.C.Barnes Ah, the Argonauts almost made my list! I'm still not sure it shouldn't have pushed one of mine out, but I read it so long ago now it's hard to tell... 2y
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MariettaSG
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GhostStories I just marked this, too 2y
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MariettaSG
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I find VW‘s writing so beautiful, the richness of the words and also the equality in the gorgeousness of each of the voices in this novel. Elegant, clever, enchanting.

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"Among the tortures and devastations of life is this then - our friends are not able to finish their stories."

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