1) Taurus, however if I had been born when I was supposed to, I would have been an Aries.
2) Passing my ASWB exam.
3) Tagged, I may try to finish it eventually...😴
4) donate plasma and then I work tomorrow night with some lovely people, which I'm sure will be fun, even if I'm exhausted.
He saw Regent's park before him. Long streamers of sunlight fawned at his feet. The trees waved, brandished. We welcome, the world seemed to say; we accept; we create. Beauty, the world seemed to say. And as if to prove it wherever he looked at the houses, at the railings, at the antelopes stretching over the palings, beauty sprang instantly.👇🏼
📷: A herd of deer at city's zoological park
There were always people about—she'd go on as if nothing had happened. That was the devilish part of her—this coldness, this woodenness, something very profound in her, which he had felt again this morning talking to her; and impenetrability. Yet heaven knows he loved her. She had some queer power of fiddling on one's nerves, turning one's nerves to fiddle-strings, yes.
Embarrassed to admit I've bailed on this book. First time in a long time I've done that, but it's reconfirmed for me that pre 20th century classics aren't my thing. When I am reading a book I don't enjoy it stops me reading anything else and I've decided it's just not worth doing that. Too many good ones out there to get started on!
Because of the length of time that has elapsed since it was written, much of the prose was lost in me. Admittedly, I had not grown to love the novel's ridiculously long sentences peppered with countless of semicolons. When asked if I will revisit Mrs. Dalloway someday, I suppose that it is worth reading a second time, though I won't be looking forward to it with anticipation .
Happy Birthday to my absolute favorite author of all time, Virginia Woolf! 😍💕
'Was Evelyn ill again? Evelyn was a good deal out of sorts, said Hugh, intimating by a kind of pout or swell of his very well-covered, manly, extremely handsome, perfectly upholstered body (he was almost too well dressed always, but presumably had to be, with his little job at Court) that his wife had some internal ailment, nothing serious, which, as an old friend, Clarissa Dalloway would quite understand without requiring him to specify.' p.6
It would seem that Woolf‘s genius is just above my ability to appreciate. I was nervous going in, just based on my experience with stream of consciousness writing... add to that Woolf‘s extreme fondness of the semicolon, and you have a bit of a jerky rhythm. I was inclined to underline various passages that nailed the human experience so precisely. But I‘m just going to chalk this up to it‘s not you, it‘s me. The Hours is next up! #booked2019
I forgot to post this this morning. I‘m not currently drinking coffee as it‘s 5pm, but this is the first library book I‘ve checked out this year! One of my bookish resolutions is to use the library more, and thanks to #Libby, I can have ebooks sent to my kindle. Super convenient! Thanks to @MallenNC for the tip!
My first go round I got Thoreau and it told me to retake the quiz. Second time around Virginia Woolf. I‘m not sure I could deal with either one lol
Sweet jumping Jesus, this was dull. Sigh. I feel like either an asshole or a dipshit for not finding the DEPTH and COMPLEXITY that everyone sees in this book, but it was mostly boring and also hella confusing. Half the time I was just like “wait who are you and what are you doing and what happened to the flowers and what day is it.” Woolf writes beautifully at times, of course, and I like the idea of examining daily life. But. 😴😴😴 2/5 ⭐️
Going into this with a little trepidation—seems like it might be similar in style/tone to To the Lighthouse, which I didn‘t super enjoy due to the semi-stream of consciousness and the slowness and such. But it‘s only 194 pages so I can take the risk 😜 #nowreading
Perhaps this is too hard a read for January? Any Woolf fans?
#AdventRecommends Day 5
My favorite Classic and probably the best I'll ever read.The first Woolf I read and instantly fell in love with her writing. It's seamless and lyrical, transporting you to post- war England and yet the story never feels dated. It remains just as relevant and brilliant as ever. It's beauty lies in striking the perfect balance between style, mood, and form. This book spoke to my soul.
My #audiostitching set-up 😍 New desk and chair from Ikea, new stitching frame and stand from American Dream Products. Pattern is Bookworm Fairy from Heaven and Earth Designs. This is #heaven. #crossstitch #stitchersoflitsy
Oh wow. This book is something else! I have to read stream of consciousness slower but it was so worth it with this book. Woolf‘s prose just flows so gorgeously and feels like being in someone‘s head going through their memories. Absolutely stunning novel!
At the end I have to say I enjoyed this book. I think I will try to read it again when I have hours that I can just sit and read. For some reason "stream of consciousness" literature is hard for me to get into. I need to read it in large chunks instead of little bits at a time.
Your package came today, @Alicia !!! You are the best! Thank you sososo much! I'm overjoyed to have Mrs Dalloway back and can't wait to read everyone's thoughts about it! Also, I adored the cards you sent and the extra books were such a fantastic surprise! I love Jeanette Winterson! I haven't read any of these and I can't wait to dive into them all! Thank you so much, my dear! You really made my day! 😄💕📚
"She felt very young; at the same time unspeakably aged. She sliced like a knife through everything; at the same time was outside, looking on. She had a perpetual sense, as she watched the taxi cabs, of being out, out, far out to sea and alone; she always had the feeling that it was very, very dangerous to live even one day."
1) Black Panther, although I don't get to the movies often.
2) Depends on what we're doing...but generally eating and then going home and being alone 😂
3) probably 3
4) I rarely give up on a book, the tagged book is so far the only one that I haven't been able to pick up again.
Enjoyed this almost as much as To the Lighthouse but nothing matches The Waves. The absurdity of Mrs Dalloway living her life, worrying about flowers, guests and her party whilst others are grappling with suicide or the struggles of a less wealthy life really would help a study on privelege and first world problems. The various feminities and their stories was equally fascinating.
Doing so good old train reading and I have to say I‘m blown away by the beauty of this book, I had no idea what to expect but best way I can describe how the prose flows from character to character is how the film Birdman is shot; it‘s just so seamless!
Votes are in; Mrs Dalloway here we go!