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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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Prompt: Breakfast at Tiffany's

Klou Fantastic! 2mo
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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. 2mo
tenar @TiminCalifornia Thank you. I think really lovely books somehow rub off on their reviews! 2mo
TheAromaofBooks Woohoo!!! 2mo
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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! 3mo
AnneCecilie Love the cover 3mo
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WanderingBookaneer
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Gissy 😍 4mo
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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 😂 4mo
megnews Same happened to me a few years ago. 4mo
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 4mo
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TheAromaofBooks Fantastic review 😂 4mo
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… 4mo
bthegood same experience here 🌞 4mo
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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 4mo
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) 4mo
bthegood same here in terms of hard to follow and didn't want to pick it back up - I didn't finish it 😏 (edited) 4mo
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. 4mo
LitStephanie Good to know! Not every book by great authors is great. 4mo
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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 😀 4mo
sarahbellum @Annie1215 awesome, how do you all do the selection? 4mo
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! 4mo
sarahbellum @Annie1215 thanks for the details! 4mo
sleepy.ash87 Mrs. Dalloway is so good but To the Lighthouse is my absolute favorite Woolf novel! 4mo
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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 💫 4mo
WanderingBookaneer I love this cover and I love Jenny Offil. I just ordered it. 4mo
LeahBergen Great cover. I LOVED this book. 4mo
batsy Yay! And this is a fantastic cover 💛 4mo
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Annie1215
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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 4mo
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) 4mo
Annie1215 @SamAnne thanks! I‘ll put it on my list 😀 4mo
TheAromaofBooks Yay bingo!!! 4mo
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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! 😊 4mo
bthegood @jmtrivera 👍 😊 4mo
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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. 5mo
Jess Struggling but sticking with it. I going back and forth between the print book and audiobook narrated by Annette Bening. 4mo
Annie1215 @Jess I‘ve also been stepping away and revisiting. I‘m enjoying it overall but the tone is a bit slow at times 4mo
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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! 💕👏 5mo
MaureenMc @mabell Thank you! I was lucky that she agreed to model for me. 😁 (edited) 5mo
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Tamra Sweet pic! 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Pretty pic👍 5mo
Gissy Lovely photo!😍💖💫 5mo
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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 🙂 5mo
eeclayton I'm not reading along this time, but I'm looking forward to everyone's posts. It's a great book 🙂 5mo
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SamAnne I don‘t know I can take on another read along but oh I love Woolf and this book. 5mo
bthegood I'm in thx😊 5mo
Blueberry I am 😀 5mo
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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. 5mo
Annie1215 @Jess yay! 5mo
sb3626 Oh my gosh yay!! I have this one and it isn‘t as intimidating as some of the others! 5mo
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bthegood great - I've never read it - looking forward to it - thx for hosting 😊 5mo
Annie1215 @bthegood thanks for joining! 5mo
Annie1215 @sb3626 I‘m excited too! 5mo
Blueberry Awesome. I had read the others! 5mo
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HardcoverHearts
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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 😍😍😍 5mo
Blueberry Lovely flowers 5mo
HardcoverHearts @Blueberry Thank you! I‘m delighted with them. 5mo
HardcoverHearts @rubyslippersreads So fancy, right? 5mo
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batsy
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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! 5mo
Liz_M Beautiful cover and good review! 5mo
MicheleinPhilly That edition is 😍. Lovely review! 5mo
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rubyslippersreads Lovely cover and review. 😍 5mo
quietjenn What a lovely copy. I definitely need to revisit this one! 5mo
nathandrake1997 Beautiful review ❤️ Also, this edition is stunning 😍❤️ 5mo
JennyM Beautiful review of a beautiful book. And your edition is just 🥰 5mo
batsy @Tanisha_A Doooo it! 😁 5mo
batsy @Liz_M @MicheleinPhilly @rubyslippersreads @quietjenn @nathandrake1997 @JennyM Thank you! These editions are beautiful & my copy is thanks to the lovely @saresmoore ❤️ 5mo
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 5mo
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 ? 5mo
erzascarletbookgasm Lovely review. ❤️ And I‘m not jealous of your beautiful copy at all 😆 5mo
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you, J! 💜 5mo
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. 🙌 5mo
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? :) 5mo
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. 5mo
johncadams Love this novel so much. 5mo
batsy @Centique Ooh! Thank you for putting this on my radar 😘 5mo
batsy @johncadams It's so brilliant. 5mo
Centique @batsy I‘ll tag you when I review it. 👍 5mo
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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 ♥️ 6mo
Ruthiella One of the many reasons I like reading classics is how well they can relate to the present. 6mo
Palimpsest This novel is brilliant. ♥️ 6mo
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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? 6mo
merelybookish I aspire to spend Dalloway Day in London some day! 6mo
Cathythoughts Lovely post ❤️ inspiring! I have a copy & will have a little look … I won‘t have time to read it though 6mo
Cathythoughts … and yes that menace of illness & instability is so unsettling 6mo
batsy @BiblioLitten @Palimpsest It is brilliant. It's been many years since I read & I'm already finding it so complex & layered. 6mo
batsy @Ruthiella Indeed! Classics for a reason 🙌🏾 6mo
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? 6mo
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 😁 6mo
batsy @merelybookish That's my dream, too! Maybe one day... And it can be a Litsy field trip 😁💫 6mo
mom2bugnbee Oooo, I have a copy of this on Kindle & have never read it. Sounds like a good day to start! 6mo
merelybookish @batsy That works be amazing! 🙌 6mo
erzascarletbookgasm @batsy Ah, good for you on the vaccine. Some of my elderly family members have gotten theirs, I‘m still waiting for mine. 😊 6mo
charl08 I've not heard of Dalloway Day, what a lovely idea. 6mo
batsy @erzascarletbookgasm I'm glad they have and I hope your appointment arrives soon 💜 6mo
batsy @charl08 Isn't it just 🙌🏾 6mo
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Hamlet
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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! 💕📚💕 6mo
Cathythoughts On my shelf .... must read 👍🏻 6mo
EvieBee Must resolve to read this summer! 6mo
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Hamlet @Branwen I‘m so glad to hear you love it too! 6mo
Hamlet @Cathythoughts you‘re half way there by just having it on your shelf! 6mo
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. 6mo
SamAnne I agree. I‘m planning a reread of her books this fall. 6mo
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anushareading
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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
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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
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It‘s been so long since I read lines so beautiful & thought provoking...

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Rissreads
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Pickpick

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. ❤️ 8mo
MrsMalaprop Hmmm, you have me contemplating...don‘t think I‘ve read her either? 8mo
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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 😍😍😍 9mo
Crazeedi ❤❤❤ 9mo
Tamra Lovely! 9mo
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Cathythoughts Very nice ! I have a present of this book too. I must read soon 9mo
Mitch My pleasure 💕 8mo
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 😘 8mo
LeahBergen @Cathythoughts I‘m so glad it arrived before your special day. Open it whenever you feel like a little treat! 😘😘 8mo
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EvieBee
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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! 9mo
purple_takkies Welcome back @EvieBee 🙂 9mo
EvieBee @BarbaraBB Thank you, Barbara! 🥰 9mo
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EvieBee @purple_takkies Girl, I‘ve missed you 💜💜 (edited) 9mo
quirkyreader Yea Evie has returned🐸 9mo
JamieArc Good luck! Just think about the new reading space that awaits you! 9mo
EvieBee @quirkyreader Theresa! 😘😘 9mo
EvieBee @JamieArc Yaas! That‘s a positive spin I will put in my pipe. 🥰👌🏼 9mo
LapReader I‘ve got to move soon too and everyone expects me to down size the books. Ha! 9mo
EvieBee @LapReader Lol! As if! 😂 9mo
mdemanatee Good luck with the move! (It really is the worst but you‘ve got this!) 9mo
vivastory I love your Penguin Clothbound collection! 9mo
EvieBee @mdemanatee Thanks so much, Mel 💜💜 9mo
EvieBee @vivastory Thanks so much, Scott! You have to grab them when you can, right? ☺️❤️ 9mo
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! 9mo
batsy What @Reggie said! Good luck with the move 🍀 9mo
EvieBee @Reggie I had to stop and do some math. This is my 12th move! Hopefully my last. Thanks, Reggie 💛💛 9mo
EvieBee @batsy Thank you, Batsy! 💜💜 9mo
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Ididsoidid
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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
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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
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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. 9mo
Cazxxx @Milara I‘m glad it‘s not just me! 9mo
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 😊 9mo
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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. 9mo
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? 9mo
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) 9mo
Cazxxx @SamAnne thank you, I‘ll try that next. It sounds interesting 🤔 9mo
Soul "what does the brain Matter compared with the heart?" 9mo
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merelybookish
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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. 😆 10mo
merelybookish @LeahBergen Fair. 😞 Armchair travel is a bit different when you can still actually travel. 10mo
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dreamingpoet
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Panpan

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
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Bailedbailed

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. 🤷‍♀️ 10mo
kellock @Caroline2 oh thank god it wasn't just me! It was the constant stream, I had no idea what was happening. 10mo
BookDragonNotWorm I think the whole thing is just 3 loooooong sentences! 10mo
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JennyM
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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 ❤️ 10mo
Cathythoughts Oh great ! I have this ... must read soon 10mo
JennyM @Tanisha_A @cathythoughts her writing is 😍 10mo
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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. 😇 10mo
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. 10mo
BiblioLitten One of my favourite! It has all my heart♥️ 10mo
JennyM @BiblioLitten I can see why! I‘m going to read this one next I think 10mo
BiblioLitten @JennyM That won‘t be disappointing either. 💕 10mo
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Michael_Gee
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf

They might be parted for hundreds of years, she and Peter; she never wrote a letter and his were dry sticks; but suddenly it would come over her, If he were with me now what would he say? — some days, some sights bringing him back to her calmly, without the old bitterness; which perhaps was the reward of having cared for people; they came back in the middle of St. James‘s Park on a fine morning — indeed they did.

LeahBergen 💗💗 10mo
readordierachel 💕 10mo
batsy Ah 💜 I might be due for a reread... 10mo
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Michael_Gee
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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My evening reading for January 25: the Secular Saint day of Virginia Woolf. 💐 🌊

Leftcoastzen Love your post! 10mo
batsy This photo 😍 10mo
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Michael_Gee
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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This #FiveFingerBookChallenge looked so fun!
👍 Love Mrs. Dalloway, have read it many/not enough times and wanted to share this new edition introduced by Michael Cunningham!
👆 Often rec The Ruins. It‘s SO good!
🖕 I don‘t keep books I don‘t like around so this is my least favorite book in the house (book club).
💍 Adam Bede. ❤️
🤞Pinkie promise I‘ll be starting this soon, @Reggie ! Will let you know when I‘m done with Crawdads. 🙃

Reggie I‘ll be ready. How funny, I was thinking about reading Crawdads later because one of the prompts for one of my book challenges is read a book everyone but you has read. 10mo
Michael_Gee @Reggie I‘m ready! I have not done a buddy read with another Litten. How should we go about it? 10mo
Reggie I usually read books through but if you have a preferred pace I‘m game. 10mo
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Reggie And if you hate it and want to bail that‘s ok too, lol, hopefully that‘s not the case. 10mo
Reggie And p.s. If you look at the table of contents they‘re almost all movies, we could do one movie a night and make this a month long read. 10mo
Michael_Gee @Reggie I love that idea! Want to start tonight? 😃 10mo
Reggie Yeah, that sounds great. 10mo
Michael_Gee @Reggie YES! So excited. 10mo
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kellock
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Next up on serial reader. I've never read any Woolf, excited to start.

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WanderingBookaneer
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Cathythoughts
Mrs dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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I just opened a package from you , I think it‘s you , Jessie. ?
So lovely , I‘m having a look at it with my morning tea.
Thankyou lovely friend X

squirrelbrain Lovely picture! ❤️ 12mo
CarolynM I sent it. There's another book coming too. 😘 12mo
batsy Gorgeous photo! 12mo
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TheNeverendingTBR That looks like a proper cuppa Tetley 😁 12mo
Gissy Yes! Beautiful photo and that edition is just stunning 😱😍❤️❤️❤️ 12mo
Cathythoughts @squirrelbrain Thanks Helen 😁🎁 12mo
Cathythoughts @batsy Thanks Suba X 12mo
Cathythoughts @TheNeverendingTBR I must try Tetley tea 👍🏻 but this is not Tetley, it‘s not even Barry‘s Tea. This is PUNJANA tea ... my latest addiction. It‘s divine .. it‘s blended from the finest tea India has to offer. I will send you some in the New Year ( and a book too 😉 12mo
Cathythoughts @Gissy Thanks 👍🏻😁 12mo
TheNeverendingTBR @Cathythoughts I've actually tried Punjana tea, not in years though; it's just as good as Tetley to be honest! 😌👌 12mo
erzascarletbookgasm This photo is Instagram worthy! ✨ Love it! And this is a gorgeous edition, right? Hope you‘ll enjoy. 💕 12mo
MayJasper Beautiful photo 👍😊 12mo
Cathythoughts @erzascarletbookgasm Beautiful edition Jessie. Looking forward to reading it. ( I put it on Instagram & thanked you there too 👍🏻❤️🙏 12mo
Cathythoughts @MayJasper Thanks 🙏😊 12mo
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Centique
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Pickpick

I listened to this on audio read by Juliet Stevenson who was wonderful. My first time with Mrs Dalloway and it was very affecting - such a mix of emotions, like being awash in feelings as Woolf takes you from one crowded, warring mind to another. I feel like I missed some things and I need to try it again in print, but it was very special. I hadn‘t realised there was so much about mental illness in it. ⬇️

Centique I am quite fascinated with Woolf now and hope to read her diaries next year. 12mo
LeahBergen Oh, how I loved this book! I think I‘ll tell myself to read some more Woolf in the coming year, too. 😊 12mo
Centique @LeahBergen it feels like I only scratched the surface of this one! I know I‘m going to want to read it again and get further inside it - perhaps next year alongside the diaries. 😍 12mo
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CarolynM I read this with my book group a few years ago, I loved it. Some of the others were very unsympathetic to the PTSD character which I still can't understand. I thought he was heartbreaking. 12mo
Centique @CarolynM youch- I can‘t understand them being unsympathetic to him either - I thought Woolf did an amazing job of showing readers his experience of his fractured world. Completely heart breaking. 12mo
Tanisha_A Fab review! That's the apt description - being soaked in feelings through her brilliant writing. This is one of my favourites, and I would love to re-read it too 12mo
Michael_Gee This is my favorite book! ❤️ 12mo
Centique @GhostStories you have great taste in books! I‘m looking forward to getting to know more about Woolf 😍 I‘ve read a bio of Vita Sackville West and read Michael Cunningham‘s The Hours - so I‘m kind of approaching her sideways 😋 12mo
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sleepy.ash87
Mrs dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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I was not going to read Mrs. Dalloway because I have wanted to explore her other, less popular works. However, it is a pandemic novel! How suitable for today.

It was published just 5 years after the 1918 flu pandemic. Between the years 1916-1925, Woolf suffered from the flu six times. Horrifying! She endured heart issues as a result of her illness (like her character, Clarissa) and it partially contributed to her first nervous breakdown.

sleepy.ash87 The New Yorker published an article in April about how Woolf fans have made social media updates such as "Mrs. Dalloway said she would sanitize the doorknobs herself." Too funny ? So, here we go, Clarissa! 14mo
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Freespirit
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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You know when you read a book and you think..I‘m reading something really special but your not sure why..that‘s Mrs Dalloway for me. Beautiful writing, passionate thoughts , minimal plot and yet lots to think about. I did have to read the Introduction at the end to consolidate my thoughts and at times I was lost...but I didn‘t care. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️
#classics #fiction

CindiB It is one of my favourite novels and my co-favourite Virginia Woolf novel. Superb writing, lots going on, and is very much fits time in terms of the reader picking up on what was happening after the War. It is on my keep shelf as I continue to re-read it. 14mo
Cathythoughts I must read it ! Lovely post 👍🏻❤️ 14mo
Branwen YES! My favorite novel of all time! 📚💕 14mo
Freespirit Thanks @CindyB What is your other favourite? 14mo
Freespirit It's a short story @Cathythoughts It's the writing I loved. I love finding out people's fav novel @Branwen ❤️ 14mo
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Tanisha_A
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Painted this today for the love of Virginia Woolf, and i had to share it on Litsy. 🙂

Posted on IG under @paintboxescapades

AmyG Beautiful. 14mo
cathysaid So cool! 14mo
charl08 Lovely! 14mo
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Blackink_WhitePaper Wow 🤩 beautiful 😍 14mo
Nute Wow! Very nice! 14mo
batsy Stunning 😍😍 14mo
Tanisha_A @batsy Hello fellow #WoolfLover! Thankeee ♥️ 14mo
michellelav Wow!! Absolutely beautiful 💕 14mo
BookNAround Gorgeous! 14mo
Centique You are SO GOOD at painting! I really like your composition of elements 😍 14mo
vivastory You're so talented! 14mo
meghathecloud Beautiful! 14mo
Rissreads Your painting is gorgeous!!!! ❤️ I went to the post office today to inquire about posting your parcel and they said they are still not posting to India 😢 I will keep trying! X 14mo
UwannaPublishme Simply beautiful! 🙌🏻🙌🏻👏🏻👏🏻 14mo
ValerieAndBooks Lovely 😍! 14mo
Tanisha_A @Rissreads Hiii! Thanks Nerissa! ♥️ Aw, don't worry about it. I am looking forward to it, whenever it opens up. 14mo
BiblioLitten It‘s beautiful, Tanisha! 😍💙 14mo
Tanisha_A @michellelav @BookNAround @Centique @vivastory @meghathecloud @Rissreads @UwannaPublishme @ValerieAndBooks @BiblioLitten Words are not enough to express the joy i feel while writing this. You all encourage me the most. ♥️ 14mo
sleepy.ash87 This is so lovely! 14mo
Tanisha_A @sleepy.ash87 Thanks! Woolf is ♥️! 14mo
Mavey Love it! Beautiful! 10mo
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BayouGirl85
Mrs dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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This felt like a female driven soap opera. The imagery in the writing was lovely. A day in a post war England. Intriguing to put dropped into that mentality.

September Book 23/25 #LitsyLove

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Branwen
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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#bannedbooksweek #bannedbooks

Day One:

Im starting with my favorite book of all time, Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf! 📚💕🤗 This was banned because of LGBTQ content, which involved a shared kiss between two female characters. I love this book with all my heart. The stream of consciousness writing style, the beauty of the prose, and yes the relationship between Clarissa and Sally just absolutely blew me away the first time I read it.

Leftcoastzen It‘s one of my favorites too! 1y
Branwen @Leftcoastzen Eeeeee! That makes me so happy! It's such an incredible book! 1y
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Mynameisacolour
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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#3books that #Ihaventreadbutshould One of these days I will make it to each of these books! Mrs. Dalloway has been on my TBR forever.
@OriginalCyn620 @Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks

Chelsea.Poole I just listened to the Agatha Christie last year. I enjoyed it! 1y
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks 📚🙌🏻 1y
OriginalCyn620 I liked Murder On the Orient Express too! (edited) 1y
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MaleficentBookDragon Watership Down has been a favorite of mine most of my life. I hope you get a chance to read it one day. 🐰 1y
MaleficentBookDragon @Chelsea.Poole did you listen to the one narrated by Dan Stevens? 💕💕💕 1y
Chelsea.Poole @MaleficentBookDragon I do believe it was. I tried the full cast and I just couldn't do that. 1y
Mynameisacolour @MaleficentBookDragon I will have to bump these up now!!😁 1y
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Meaw_catlady
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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I got a lovely gift in the mail from @catiewithac a book that is on my TBR!!! So excited to read it and feeling so blessed!! Thank you for thinking of me! Sending hugs, love and support your way! ❤️🥰💛 #litsylove

catiewithac 🤓🤩😍 1y
Branwen This is my NUMBER ONE favorite book of all time! 😍📚💖 I hope you love it! 1y
Meaw_catlady @catiewithac 🥰❤️😘 1y
Meaw_catlady @Branwen yay!! It was on my TBR because of your recommendation! I am so excited! ❤️😘 1y
Branwen @Meaw_catlady Oh yay! That makes me so happy! I really hope you love it too! That book seriously changed my life. I can't even explain it...but it totally did! 1y
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