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Mrs. Dalloway
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
A poignant portrayal of the thoughts and events that comprise one day in a woman's life
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When you are re-reading Mrs dalloway and this time you wonder who was the queen (and the prince of Wales) at that time, and you have to go to Wikipedia because that was before The crown times (the Queen was Queen Mary, Great mother of queen Elizabeth, and the prince of Wales was Edward, future king that married for love...) maybe I need a notebook of all I learned because of books ;)

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(Yesterday's entry) #OnThisDay in 1925 Mrs Dalloway was first published. Woolf wrote the novel in hand bound journals in her garden shed, dating each day's work like a diary as she went. She modeled Clarissa Dalloway on her childhood friend Kitty Manxe, a socialite who died after falling over her staircase banister. The novel sold so well, it paid for a bathroom to be installed in the Woolf house, nicknamed "Mrs Dalloway's closet." #HistoryGetsLIT

LeahBergen “Mrs Dalloway‘s Closet”! 😆 6d
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CoffeeNBooks
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Mehso-so

I wanted to like this more than I did. I've read excerpts of it before that I really liked. It was somewhat stream of consciousness writing about several different characters through the course of a day. I think my timing of reading this is just off.

MittenGirlPeach So, I did love this book, I‘ll admit, but if you‘ve never watched the movie The Hours, I can‘t recommend it enough. It‘s transcendent, mesmerizing, all the adjectives. It embodies this book within three different stories. I need to watch it again. 2w
LiteraryinLawrence I‘ll put a plug in for reading The Hours before watching the movie! 2w
Pip2 I just bought this book today! I hope I like it better than you did. 2w
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Emilymdxn
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@TheSpineView #two4tuesday

1. Bluebells for sure! Bluebell woods are probably my favourite time to see nature and I associate them with walks with my grandparents. I wish I got to see them more now

2. I couldn‘t think of anything then mrs dalloway popped into my head, for reasons I‘m not totally sure of. Maybe because I associate her with my grandparents too - they took me on day trips to the bloomsbury group‘s farmhouse near where they lived

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Branwen
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I'm going to cheat with this one and do categories because it is IMPOSSIBLE for me to just choose one! 💕📚💕

Favorite classic authors:
🔹️ Virginia Woolf
🔹️ Ernest Hemingway
🔹️ Katherine Mansfield
🔹️ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Favorite contemporary authors:
🔹️ Neil Gaiman
🔹️ V.E. Schwab
🔹️ Brandon Sanderson
🔹️ Stephen King
🔹️ Laini Taylor

Who are some of your favorite authors? 💕📚💕

Johanna414 Laini Taylor, Erin Morgenstern, Jane Austen and Madeleine L'Engle 😍😍😍😍 2mo
RaeLovesToRead Most consistent: Agatha Christie, Jane Austen, Harlan Coben... Authors I want to be best friends with: Stuart Turton, Chris Brookmyre, Richard Osman... Wrote my favourite books: G.W Dahlquist, David Nicholls, Malorie Blackman. Authors I want to channel: Patricia Highsmith, Haruki Murakami, Margaret Atwood... Best fantasy: GRRM, Robin Hobb. Loved as a kid: Kate Cann, JK Rowling.... and so many more! 2mo
KCofKaysville @Branwen

Not sure what is my absolute favorites, but ...

Classic: Joseph Conrad (or Tolkien if he counts there)

Contemporary: Neil Gaiman
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truthinfiction
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I am finished with the main text. Now, on to, reading the critical analysis, and literary and historical background to understand it better.

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truthinfiction
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The supreme secret must be told to the Cabinet; first, that trees are alive; next, there is no crime; next, love, universal love, he muttered, gasping, trembling, painfully drawing out these profound truths which needed, so deep were they, so difficult, an immense effort to speak out, but the world was entirely changed by them for ever.

Leftcoastzen Love this one. 3mo
truthinfiction @Leftcoastzen It really brightens up my mornings. 3mo
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Early mornings with Mrs. Dalloway continue as I read for #SharReadathon. I came across Sharon's comment on one of my posts welcoming me to litsy and I have been feeling emotional since at having lost out on the opportunity to get to know her better. I am shy so I find it difficult to be talkative. But, if you are reading this, please come say hi, or tell me a bookish or non- bookish fact about yourself. 💗
I'll go first in the comment section.

truthinfiction I find it difficult and distracting to read physical books because I am scared of smudging them or otherwise damaging them in any way. I am trying to be more comfortable with reading paperbacks and so my copy of Mrs Dalloway is filled with pencil underlines. 3mo
Bookworm54 I love physical books! There is something comforting about having them all out to look at. But I do get sad every time I break a spine 🤣 3mo
truthinfiction I feel you. 😛 @bookworm54 3mo
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bthegood Physical books are a comfort to me, and I believe a well worn book is a sign of love🥰 3mo
LindaLappin @truthinfiction I love reading used books underlined by readers before me. sort of like a treasure map 3mo
BooksNBowls Hi there darling! Pretty picture! ❤️ 3mo
sprainedbrain Hi! I love reading in all forms (print, digital, and audio) but I find myself preferring kindle to paper books lately, even checking out library kindle versions of books I own hardcovers for… mainly due to the compactness and backlighting. 😊 3mo
truthinfiction @bthegood That's such a beautiful way to look at it. I, somewhere, read about Virginia Woolf's copy of a book that had seen a lot of wear and tear thus showing how she had read it everywhere. 😄 3mo
truthinfiction @LindaLappin I once found a beautiful postcard in a used book. It made my day. 😃 3mo
truthinfiction @BooksNBowls thank you 🥺❤️ 3mo
truthinfiction @sprainedbrain Ahh.. I see. I listen to audiobooks to be able to fall asleep when unable to do so. 😄 3mo
truthinfiction @sprainedbrain I really love your username, though. 3mo
SRWCF Hello! I buy 99% of my books at thrift shops. I love walking into those stores never knowing what random book treasures I'm going to find. It gives me such a thrill! 3mo
truthinfiction @SRWCF Hey Shelley! That does sound thrilling. 😃 3mo
SRWCF @truthinfiction Some women buy clothes and shoes then have to sneak them into the house so that their husbands don't find out. I do that with books! 🤣🤣🤣 3mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hello Sam ❤️ I‘m Misty. Thank you for participating in our tribute to Sharon. ❤️ if you are interested in joint our pen pal group you are more than welcome! We are very low key and have a great community of book loving friends. If interested you can email me at loverofbooks75@gmail.com 💞 3mo
truthinfiction @SRWCF Oh gosh! I am the same. I used to do complicated acrobatics simply to sneak past my book packages from my mother. I felt like I was some sort of high end criminal burying leads employing my brother and father's help. Now, I just chalk it up to academic reading and she's alright with that. 😛 3mo
truthinfiction @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hey, Misty!! 😃 Thank you for holding this wonderful tribute. It's quite moving to read, mindfully, if not abundantly in Sharon's honour. ❤️ I would love to join your pen pal group. Keep an eye out for my e- mail and thank you so much for giving me the opportunity to become a part of it. ❤️ 3mo
SRWCF @truthinfiction I love that you had help smuggling your books into the house! 🤣 3mo
SRWCF @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Hi, Misty! Can I join your pen pal group, too? 🙂 3mo
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truthinfiction
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I was thoroughly confused by the cover at first. But, ever since Clarissa has mentioned Sally, it just makes more sense. I am 30 pages in and so far Clarissa remembering Sally is the most readable part of the book, that is to say, I didn't have to go back and reread the same lines twice for it to make sense. It reads like revelation of one's mind to the reader. I look forward to the few minutes I get to spend in Mrs. Woolf's company each morning.

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vivastory
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I spotted this Penguin Vitae edition of Mrs. Dalloway while browsing B&N... Astonishing.

batsy Lovely! Though I'm feeling like I want to splurge on the annotated edition (notes by Merve Emre) at some point this year... 4mo
vivastory @batsy I am a sucker for an annotated edition!! 4mo
LeahBergen @batsy @vivastory I‘ve been eyeing that annotated edition, too. 4mo
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vivastory @LeahBergen Buy it! 😈📚 4mo
Branwen OMG! 😍😍😍 It's absolutely gorgeous! 4mo
vivastory @Branwen I knew you would love it 👏 4mo
Branwen @vivastory How in earth did you resist buying it? 🤣😂 4mo
vivastory @Branwen I have serious regrets about not buying it 😬🤣 4mo
RaeLovesToRead Ooh... pretty... 4mo
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Book 27

the_artist My favourite writer. Hope you are enjoying it. ☺️ 4mo
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CindyE09
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I really want to love this novel. Virgina Woolf is such a well regarded author that I feel stupid by not really jiving with what is supposed to be her most accessible novel. But I started this book on the first and I have only read 50 pages in almost two weeks, most of which I have skimmed half heartedly. Is it time to give up and move on? Does it get better? Maybe if I tried audio??

megnews I tried to read this a couple of years ago and didn‘t get that far. I can‘t imagine the audio being better. May try again someday but probably not anytime soon. 4mo
CindyE09 @megnews I want to like it so bad but I just don‘t think this is for me. 4mo
megnews I felt the same way. I just don‘t think stream of consciousness is for me. Can‘t follow it 4mo
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LiteraryinLawrence It‘s very stream of consciousness. I think if you‘re not connecting to it yet, you might want to bail. 🤷🏻‍♀️ 4mo
jdiehr I tried years ago and ended up bailing. 4mo
tenar I felt I needed to read it in longer sittings because of the style of writing, and if it‘s not interesting enough for you to do that, I doubt it will get any more enjoyable as it goes on. If it helps, I‘m new to Woolf and have actually found her nonfiction much more accessible than her fiction! 4mo
Nutmegnc It‘s really dry and you have to dig to understand important things. Partly I just kind of didn‘t like her personality. I read it and I understand why folks think it‘s important but I wouldn‘t say I “enjoyed it”. 4mo
Vansa I wouldn't say tis is her most accessible, I would recommend 'To the lighthouse', as far more accessible. I agree, this is not the most easy to read novel! 4mo
batsy I agree with what @tenar said, it's best read in longer chunks and with as few interruptions as possible. If it's still not winning you over then perhaps it's just not one for you. I found Mrs. Dalloway hard to get the first time I read it but I found a way in to Woolf with To the Lighthouse, so that might be something to try :) 4mo
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Teresereading
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Pickpick

Finally finished, it was a bit of a marathon but so glad that I did. Beautiful, lyrical and such insight. It spans a single day, interspersed with her memories.

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Branwen
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Book Haul Post 2! 💞📚💞

I was SUPER excited to find these two new editions to the Macmillian Collectors Library collection! I love how small and pretty they are! Very easy to hide in a bag or purse during obligatory social events! 😁 I already have all the Jane Austen titles, Jane Eyre, and Wuthering Heights, so I am really happy to add two of my favorite authors to this collection! ❤📚

Ruthiella I have a book from this series. They are exquisite! 6mo
ravenlee Book Outlet has several of these. I got A Town Like Alice, not realizing it was going to be tiny. Beautiful, but I‘m not sure I‘ll be able to read the print! 6mo
Paperback.Propensity I love those editions. I'd like to get the Jane Austen some time. 6mo
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TheSpineView
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#Movie2BookRecs @Klou
Prompt: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Klou Fantastic! 8mo
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tenar
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Pickpick

I finally picked Mrs. Dalloway up after falling in love with Woolf‘s essay On Being Ill. This novel‘s stream of consciousness is like what living is like, for me at least, where the clock chime pulls me from a memory, and a character is stumbling into the biggest questions while just waiting to cross the street. Somehow so relatable while incredibly specifically set in London, in 1923, in the shadow of the Great War. I liked this a lot! #Bookspin

TiminCalifornia Great review. 8mo
tenar @TiminCalifornia Thank you. I think really lovely books somehow rub off on their reviews! 8mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 8mo
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SammyKat
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Pickpick

My first experience with Virginia Woolf. Absolutely recommend! Its train-of-thought prose is sometimes so gorgeous I had to stare into space for a moment. I love books about the interconnectedness of lives.
TW: PTSD, depression, suicide

SamAnne Love Woolf! 8mo
AnneCecilie Love the cover 8mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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Gissy 😍 9mo
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Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick
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Bailedbailed

This wasn't on my radar but it sounded interesting. I really wanted to join the #thatsclassic crew on this but after slogging through 12% for a week, I bailed. I may try again in the future to see if it goes different, but the stream of consciousness style just felt like I was listening to that rambling stranger at a party.

@Annie1215
July #bookspinbingo @TheAromaofBooks

Annie1215 That‘s sort of an apt description of the narration 😂 9mo
megnews Same happened to me a few years ago. 9mo
CollapsingLibrary I DNF‘ed this a few years ago and readded it to my TBR this year, but I‘m not optimistic I‘ll finish it this time either 9mo
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TheAromaofBooks Fantastic review 😂 9mo
ravenlee I tried to read it for a book club a few years ago and had the same experience. I struggle with stream of consciousness and this is SUPER stream of consciousness! Someday I might try again… 9mo
bthegood same experience here 🌞 9mo
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JenlovesJT47
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Mehso-so

Meh. I finally finished reading this for #thatsclassic and I was underwhelmed to say the least. It‘s not a bad book, I am just not a fan of the writing style with no chapters and one huge stream of consciousness. But I‘m glad I can finally mark it off my TBR. 2.75 ⭐️

#classics

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sarahbellum
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Mehso-so

Definitely not a favorite, but very glad I finally read this. At times hard to follow, I still appreciated Woolf‘s writing style. Some very nice bits along the way about life and the meaning we give to the things and people we love. #thatsclassic

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Bookworm54
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Panpan

While I can appreciate the genius behind a novel of this sort, this really wasn‘t my thing!

There were parts where I felt I was following the characters and the story, and where the writing was beautiful.
But overall I found it quite hard to follow, and didn‘t really want to pick it back up. I wasn‘t invested. Some characters I might have liked to be explored further, but it ends rather abruptly.

I only persevered as it was for #ThatsClassic

Annie1215 I hear you! I agree with how it wrapped up 10mo
rachelk It took me several tries to get through it and I really had to be in the right head space to enter into her stream of consciousness writing style. 😅 (edited) 10mo
bthegood same here in terms of hard to follow and didn't want to pick it back up - I didn't finish it 😏 (edited) 10mo
JazzFeathers I tried it a few years ago. I really wanted to read it. But it was totally confusing for me. I dropped out after a few chapters. Not my kind of read. Pity. 10mo
LitStephanie Good to know! Not every book by great authors is great. 10mo
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sarahbellum
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Got a new stack from the #library today! Hadn‘t heard of #thatsclassic until I was looking up Mrs. Dalloway in the Litsy database and saw you all are reading it this month too. What a great coincidence! #dogsoflitsy

Annie1215 Great! Feel free to follow along! We‘re picking our August book now 😀 10mo
sarahbellum @Annie1215 awesome, how do you all do the selection? 10mo
Annie1215 @sarahbellum I have a list where members email me any books they want added to our “to read” list. Then I send a survey out at the end of the month with 5 books from the list for everyone to vote on. People can decide if they will join in that month or not depending on what wins. It‘s very low key. We all read at our own pace and I post once a week for discussion. You can email amnmascioli@gmail.com if you‘re interested! 10mo
sarahbellum @Annie1215 thanks for the details! 10mo
sleepy.ash87 Mrs. Dalloway is so good but To the Lighthouse is my absolute favorite Woolf novel! 10mo
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quietjenn
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Ask credit to a) @batsy and b) #thatsclassic for compelling me to pick this up again (and add to my Penguin Deluxe collection). About halfway through and adoring it.

Cathythoughts Very good 💫 10mo
WanderingBookaneer I love this cover and I love Jenny Offil. I just ordered it. 10mo
LeahBergen Great cover. I LOVED this book. 10mo
batsy Yay! And this is a fantastic cover 💛 10mo
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Annie1215
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Pickpick

I finally finished this for #thatsclassic. This was my first Virginia Woolf!

I appreciated the themes of private Vs public life and the difference between class experiences.

Ultimately I found it interesting how Woolf used the perspective to give voice to the characters‘ inner thoughts, but how the characters so focused on their own perspectives shared much in common with one another.

What are your perspectives on private Vs public life?

Annie1215 This gets me to another bingo! @TheAromaofBooks 10mo
SamAnne @Annie1215 I‘m a big Woolf fan and am hoping to give this one a reread in the coming year. She really elevates the private life and writes in such a different way than her male contemporaries. I went to a small liberal arts college that focused on the male written canon. When we were assigned To the Lighthouse it blew me away. I read all the Woolf I could get my hands on: the brilliant and the just okay. Really recommend Orlando! (edited) 10mo
Annie1215 @SamAnne thanks! I‘ll put it on my list 😀 10mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! 10mo
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bthegood
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Bailedbailed

@jmtrivera summed it up best, but I will post my thoughts too:
Following the story was a lot of work, it was mentally tiring. The writing style did not work for me and I could not get invested in Mrs. Dalloway's day.
I've decided to move on.

#TBR #ReadingUpdate #CurrentlyReading

jmtrivera Great choice! Find the book that's meant for you! 😊 10mo
bthegood @jmtrivera 👍 😊 10mo
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bthegood
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#TBR #ReadingUpdate #CurrentlyReading
#ThornBirdsReadAlong
#potteraday
#LosersClub
#ThatsClassic

Hope to make some progress on these - The Thorn Birds is moving quickly (really enjoying it) - we will see how the week goes 😊

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Annie1215
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I‘ve been a terrible host this month for #thataclassic. I‘ve just been so busy!

How is everyone doing with it so far? I‘m honestly just getting myself. But so far I‘m really interested in how the story is laid out.

Thoughts so far? The major motif that‘s sticking out for me is time.

Kelly_the_Bookish_Sidekick I haven't started yet... hopefully before the end of the month. Work has been super busy. 10mo
Jess Struggling but sticking with it. I going back and forth between the print book and audiobook narrated by Annette Bening. 10mo
Annie1215 @Jess I‘ve also been stepping away and revisiting. I‘m enjoying it overall but the tone is a bit slow at times 10mo
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MaureenMc
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“Mrs. Dalloway said she would buy the flowers herself.”

Another Woolf that I‘m glad I read, but I can‘t claim to really “get.”

mabell Love this photo! 💕👏 11mo
MaureenMc @mabell Thank you! I was lucky that she agreed to model for me. 😁 (edited) 11mo
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Tamra Sweet pic! 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm Pretty pic👍 11mo
Gissy Lovely photo!😍💖💫 11mo
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jmtrivera
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Mehso-so

The stream-of-consciousness style is an interesting idea, and I've enjoyed Woolf's writing in other works of hers I've read. Here though, I found it exhausting to follow and difficult to engage with this style. I think if I were to study this novel in a class, I'd probably come to at least appreciate it, but in general, it was not for me.

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Annie1215
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Happy July #thatsclassic readers!

We‘re kicking off our reading of Mrs. Dalloway. This is my first time reading it and I‘m eager to get started.

I‘ll be offline a bit for the next two days for my friends wedding but look forward to getting started after that.

Whose reading along this month?

peanutnine If I can find my old paperback copy I might try to join in 🙂 11mo
eeclayton I'm not reading along this time, but I'm looking forward to everyone's posts. It's a great book 🙂 11mo
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SamAnne I don‘t know I can take on another read along but oh I love Woolf and this book. 11mo
bthegood I'm in thx😊 11mo
Blueberry I am 😀 11mo
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Annie1215
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ITS OFFICIAL! This is our July read for #thatsclassic book club.

This has been on my TBR for a while, I‘m excited!

Jess I‘m so excited! I‘m in. 11mo
Annie1215 @Jess yay! 11mo
sb3626 Oh my gosh yay!! I have this one and it isn‘t as intimidating as some of the others! 11mo
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bthegood great - I've never read it - looking forward to it - thx for hosting 😊 11mo
Annie1215 @bthegood thanks for joining! 11mo
Annie1215 @sb3626 I‘m excited too! 11mo
Blueberry Awesome. I had read the others! 11mo
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I have yet to read this book- it‘s on the schedule for next month. But I clearly am already in tune with the spirit as I did buy my own flowers yesterday. I can never resist peony season and especially when Trader Joe‘s had bouquets for only $9. I hope Mrs. Dalloway would approve!

Happy Dalloway Day!

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 11mo
Blueberry Lovely flowers 11mo
HardcoverHearts @Blueberry Thank you! I‘m delighted with them. 11mo
HardcoverHearts @rubyslippersreads So fancy, right? 11mo
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batsy
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Pickpick

No biggie, just a small modernist masterpiece. Started it on #DallowayDay & finished the day after, & it was one of those things where it was just the book I needed at this point. I read it before & gave it 4 stars because some parts of it kept me at a distance, but this time I truly *felt* the book. The pandemic & subsequent changes these two years puts this book in a new light the bits about Septimus & wife felt even more devastating this time.

Tanisha_A ❤️ Now i feel like re-reading it too! 11mo
Liz_M Beautiful cover and good review! 11mo
MicheleinPhilly That edition is 😍. Lovely review! 11mo
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rubyslippersreads Lovely cover and review. 😍 11mo
quietjenn What a lovely copy. I definitely need to revisit this one! 11mo
nathandrake1997 Beautiful review ❤️ Also, this edition is stunning 😍❤️ 11mo
JennyM Beautiful review of a beautiful book. And your edition is just 🥰 11mo
batsy @Tanisha_A Doooo it! 😁 11mo
batsy @Liz_M @MicheleinPhilly @rubyslippersreads @quietjenn @nathandrake1997 @JennyM Thank you! These editions are beautiful & my copy is thanks to the lovely @saresmoore ❤️ 11mo
Cathythoughts I love your review… this edition is beautiful.. I‘m lucky enough to have it too… I read a few pages after your post last Wednesday and it‘s brilliant, and I felt the “feels” you mentioned .. I hope to get back to it sometime 11mo
batsy @Cathythoughts It's lovely, isn't it. The book is so wonderful and strange, it keeps "giving" new feelings as I read it... What a writer ? 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review. ❤️ And I‘m not jealous of your beautiful copy at all 😆 11mo
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you, J! 💜 11mo
Centique This is the book that finally had me fall in love with Woolf. I have this gorgeous edition too! Wonderful review 😍 I‘m reading a book at the moment that is making me think twice about To The Lighthouse, so I‘ll probably be a committed fan before long. 🙌 11mo
batsy @Centique Thank you! Lighthouse is one of my favourites by her and I want to revisit it soon, as well. What's the book you're reading that's making you think about it? :) 11mo
Centique @batsy it‘s a book about two women artists in the early 20th century and the difficulties of pursuing art for women at the time - she references Woolf quite a bit, both her life/career and her fiction. It‘s fascinating. 11mo
johncadams Love this novel so much. 11mo
batsy @Centique Ooh! Thank you for putting this on my radar 😘 11mo
batsy @johncadams It's so brilliant. 11mo
Centique @batsy I‘ll tag you when I review it. 👍 11mo
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batsy
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I meant to chip away at Detransition, Baby for the first part of the #CampTOB discussion later but #DallowayDay was calling out to me & now I've put everything aside to start this. Mrs. Dalloway's love of "life, London, this moment in June" is bringing up some feels. A strangely apt novel for both lockdown & coming out of lockdown, with the menace of illness & instability hovering in the background...

BiblioLitten This novel has my ♥️ 11mo
Ruthiella One of the many reasons I like reading classics is how well they can relate to the present. 11mo
Palimpsest This novel is brilliant. ♥️ 11mo
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erzascarletbookgasm This is perfect!! 👌I‘m thinking if I should start this too but I‘m in the midst of three other books 😅. I feel you on the in and out of lockdown..has anyone in your family been vaccinated already? 11mo
merelybookish I aspire to spend Dalloway Day in London some day! 11mo
Cathythoughts Lovely post ❤️ inspiring! I have a copy & will have a little look … I won‘t have time to read it though 11mo
Cathythoughts … and yes that menace of illness & instability is so unsettling 11mo
batsy @BiblioLitten @Palimpsest It is brilliant. It's been many years since I read & I'm already finding it so complex & layered. 11mo
batsy @Ruthiella Indeed! Classics for a reason 🙌🏾 11mo
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm We're in a tough period aren't we, Jessie 😟 I've got my first shot because I registered for the AZ opt in during the first round. Still waiting on my mum's but I registered her a little late as my dependent. Various elderly family members are getting theirs slowly through the PICK system. How about your family? 11mo
batsy @Cathythoughts Thank you! Yes, I'm trying to see if I can finish it in a day, like the setting of the book, but that's pretty impossible where my reading is concerned 😁 11mo
batsy @merelybookish That's my dream, too! Maybe one day... And it can be a Litsy field trip 😁💫 11mo
mom2bugnbee Oooo, I have a copy of this on Kindle & have never read it. Sounds like a good day to start! 11mo
merelybookish @batsy That works be amazing! 🙌 11mo
erzascarletbookgasm @batsy Ah, good for you on the vaccine. Some of my elderly family members have gotten theirs, I‘m still waiting for mine. 😊 11mo
charl08 I've not heard of Dalloway Day, what a lovely idea. 11mo
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm I'm glad they have and I hope your appointment arrives soon 💜 11mo
batsy @charl08 Isn't it just 🙌🏾 11mo
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Hamlet
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Pickpick

I think Virginia Woolf is one of the best and most important half-dozen writers ever to have written in the English language. Mrs. Dalloway is a masterpiece: moving, complex & nuanced, rich with ideas & insights, humane & heartfelt. I love this novel. It‘s both immediately accessible and yet rewards endless rereadings. One can see the book also as her response to Joyce‘s Ulysses & its novel-in-one-day modernism, and she gloriously bests his best.

Branwen This is my favorite book of all time! 💕📚💕 12mo
Cathythoughts On my shelf .... must read 👍🏻 12mo
EvieBee Must resolve to read this summer! 12mo
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Hamlet @Branwen I‘m so glad to hear you love it too! 12mo
Hamlet @Cathythoughts you‘re half way there by just having it on your shelf! 12mo
Hamlet @EvieBee It‘s set in June, so your timing is great. But even if you read it much, much later, I hope you‘ll enjoy it when the moment comes. 12mo
SamAnne I agree. I‘m planning a reread of her books this fall. 12mo
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anushareading
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Mehso-so

Virginia Woolf is a phenomenal writer & nothing can deny her that praise, but this book was a bit too stream of consciousness for my taste. It‘s like we‘re living in the subconscious of several characters in the book and bounding from person to person without an introduction, smack dab in the middle of all the action. I like the underlying themes with quote-worthy lines but overall when compared to her other works, this was only okay.

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BookwormM
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
Pickpick

#Reading1001 3⭐️ for enjoyment 4⭐️ for writing.

Read this and The Hours and reading together really added to each book it also really confused me at points trying to remember which storyline was in each book.

Mrs Dalloway looks at 1 day in June when Clarissa is giving a party the story follows her as she goes about her day via internal monologues from various characters.

Full review here https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/3993724410

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anushareading
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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It‘s been so long since I read lines so beautiful & thought provoking...

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Rissreads
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Why have I not read Virginia Woolf before now?
I loved this book and the writing. I will definitely work my way through her others! ♥️
Thanks so much for this gorgeous gift @Tanisha_A

Tanisha_A Such a fabulous read. Glad you liked it. ❤️ 14mo
MrsMalaprop Hmmm, you have me contemplating...don‘t think I‘ve read her either? 14mo
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LeahBergen
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@Mitch ! Thank you so much for the lovely letter and bookish cards. You‘ve certainly brightened my day! 😘

💙💛💙💛

rubyslippersreads 😍😍😍 1y
Crazeedi ❤❤❤ 1y
Tamra Lovely! 1y
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Cathythoughts Very nice ! I have a present of this book too. I must read soon 1y
Mitch My pleasure 💕 1y
Cathythoughts Hi Leah , I received your post from Canada 😁... I‘ll wait till nearer my birthday to open & post ... I may not make it to the day though ... too excited! Thanks , you‘re very good 😘 14mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I‘m so glad it arrived before your special day. Open it whenever you feel like a little treat! 😘😘 14mo
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EvieBee
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Hey girl...how YOU doin‘?! This is my library set up, but it‘s all coming down this week. Moving is tedious, isn‘t it? I‘m going to try to step up my #audiobook game so I don‘t fall into a slump in the coming month.
#shelfie #mugshot

BarbaraBB Gorgeous editions on those shelves! 1y
purple_takkies Welcome back @EvieBee 🙂 1y
EvieBee @BarbaraBB Thank you, Barbara! 🥰 1y
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EvieBee @purple_takkies Girl, I‘ve missed you 💜💜 (edited) 1y
quirkyreader Yea Evie has returned🐸 1y
JamieArc Good luck! Just think about the new reading space that awaits you! 1y
EvieBee @quirkyreader Theresa! 😘😘 1y
EvieBee @JamieArc Yaas! That‘s a positive spin I will put in my pipe. 🥰👌🏼 1y
LapReader I‘ve got to move soon too and everyone expects me to down size the books. Ha! 1y
EvieBee @LapReader Lol! As if! 😂 1y
mdemanatee Good luck with the move! (It really is the worst but you‘ve got this!) 1y
vivastory I love your Penguin Clothbound collection! 1y
EvieBee @mdemanatee Thanks so much, Mel 💜💜 1y
EvieBee @vivastory Thanks so much, Scott! You have to grab them when you can, right? ☺️❤️ 1y
Reggie Ughhhh moving sucks. I‘ve only done it like 2 times but I hated every moment of it. Lol, hope it goes by quick for you! 1y
batsy What @Reggie said! Good luck with the move 🍀 1y
EvieBee @Reggie I had to stop and do some math. This is my 12th move! Hopefully my last. Thanks, Reggie 💛💛 1y
EvieBee @batsy Thank you, Batsy! 💜💜 1y
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Ididsoidid
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Mehso-so

I loved the premise and format, following Mrs Dalloway for a single day and floating between the thoughts of the various people she meets. I did struggle in places, whether it was connecting with characters or the language, I kept losing concentration. It requires more investment and a second reading to interrogate the themes of mental health, gender and class but for now, I‘m not sure I am interested enough in Mrs Dalloway to do so. 6/10

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Branwen
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Happy International Women's Day! 💖♀️💖

Today I'm thinking about all the women writers that I love and who have inspired me, especially Virginia Woolf, my favorite author of all time! 💕📚

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Cazxxx
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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This is my first Woolf and I must admit I‘ve been struggling with it. Not even halfway through and I feel exhausted every time I pick it up. I was thinking this might be better as an audiobook and I might not feel as lost as I am right now. Thoughts?

SamAnne She takes some getting used to. I liked To the Lighthouse more. I am a Woolf fan though. It might be good as an audio. I remember when I was struggling with Milkman I switched to audio and it did the trick. Ended up really loving it. 1y
Cazxxx @Milara I‘m glad it‘s not just me! 1y
Cazxxx @SamAnne thank you for this, I think I may switch to audio and see how I get on. I‘d definitely like to read more of her work and hope I end up a fan too 😊 1y
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SamAnne @Cazxxx one either likes stream of consciousness or doesn't. I don't mind it most of the time, but I need to read it in chunks and not have a lot of interruptions. Took me a year to finish Milkman! And you either like Woolf, or don't. She's not everyone's cup of tea. What made me a fan in my 20s is that I was being assigned so many male “canonical“ writers and then we read her. And I was like, oh wow, this is completely different. 1y
Cazxxx @SamAnne it certainly is very different and I‘ve just been reading small chunks at a time. I have actually enjoyed it so far which is why I haven‘t given up. I agree that you need peace as it takes a lot of concentration. I‘m going to try the audio and a different book to see how I feel. I feel like I want to read more so that must be a good sign! Not sure which to read next? 1y
SamAnne @Cazxxx I‘d do To The Light House or Orlando. Maybe Orlando first....it‘s very different with its gender bending premise! And there is a movie of it too. (edited) 1y
Cazxxx @SamAnne thank you, I‘ll try that next. It sounds interesting 🤔 1y
Soul "what does the brain Matter compared with the heart?" 1y
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merelybookish
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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A new podcast about traveling and exploring a book's landscape & landmarks. Listened to the Mrs. Dalloway episode and it was good. Maybe someday I'll get to London and visit it all in person! 💐✈️💂🤞

LeahBergen This podcast might depress me right now. 😆 1y
merelybookish @LeahBergen Fair. 😞 Armchair travel is a bit different when you can still actually travel. 1y
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dreamingpoet
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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I hate this book with a passion. Yet the film the hours which was based off the book is one of my favourite films ever.

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kellock
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Apologies to Virginia but life is too short to read something when I have no clue what is happening

Caroline2 I bailed on this too. 🤷‍♀️ 1y
kellock @Caroline2 oh thank god it wasn't just me! It was the constant stream, I had no idea what was happening. 1y
BookDragonNotWorm I think the whole thing is just 3 loooooong sentences! 1y
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JennyM
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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I cannot believe it has taken me till now to read Virginia Woolf. Love, love, love 💕

Tanisha_A Oh gosh, this book ❤️ 1y
Cathythoughts Oh great ! I have this ... must read soon 1y
JennyM @Tanisha_A @cathythoughts her writing is 😍 1y
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Buechersuechtling Thanks for your abuzz review. I‘m secretly adding this to my sub now. Going to check out later that weekend if it‘s already on German “Guttenberg”-project. 😇 1y
JennyM @Buechersuechtling I really loved it. But she has a style of writing that might not be for everyone. Lots of flowing, long, meandering sentences - stream of consciousness stuff. 1y
BiblioLitten One of my favourite! It has all my heart♥️ 1y
JennyM @BiblioLitten I can see why! I‘m going to read this one next I think 1y
BiblioLitten @JennyM That won‘t be disappointing either. 💕 1y
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