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Mrs Dalloway
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
Virginia Woolf's singular technique in Mrs Dalloway heralds a break with the traditional novel form and reflects a genuine humanity and a concern with the experiences that both enrich and stultify existence. Society hostess, Clarissa Dalloway is giving a party. Her thoughts and sensations on that one day, and the interior monologues of others whose lives are interwoven with hers gradually reveal the characters of the central protagonists. Clarissa's life is touched by tragedy as the events in her day run parallel to those of Septimus Warren Smith, whose madness escalates as his life draws toward inevitable suicide.
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Mtroiano
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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This book shows #adayinthelife of Clarissa Dalloway
#beatlemaynia

Eggs Nicely done 🤗 2w
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merelybookish
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Thanks to Bluetooth, I can be #behindthewheel while Virginia keeps me company.
#maymoviemagic @cinfhen @rohit-sawant

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

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

wordzie 👍 💘 2mo
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Mtroiano
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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merelybookish Cool cover! 2mo
BiblioLitten One of my favourites. 2mo
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Callemarie
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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MEEP!!!! I'm so excited for all my awesome gifts. Thank you so much @britt_brooke I love it all!!! @Jilly6183 #bbsredacted

britt_brooke Yay!! 🤗 2mo
Jilly6183 Awesome!! 2mo
britt_brooke I want to know how gross those jelly beans are. 😆 2mo
Callemarie Hahahaha @britt_brooke it tastes like.... stale beer hahahaha its interesting to say the least haha 2mo
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sweetpealsd
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Oh, yay! Thank you @Jas16 for my #JB surprise! What a nice treat to come home to. 💕

Jas16 Glad it arrived and hope you enjoy it!❤️ 3mo
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Tanisha_A
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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He saw Regent's park before him. Long streamers of sunlight fawned at his feet. The trees waved, brandished. We welcome, the world seemed to say; we accept; we create. Beauty, the world seemed to say. And as if to prove it wherever he looked at the houses, at the railings, at the antelopes stretching over the palings, beauty sprang instantly.👇🏼
📷: A herd of deer at city's zoological park

Tanisha_A Up in the sky swallows swooping, swerving, flinging themselves in & out, round & round, yet always with perfect control as if elastics held them; & the flies rising & falling; & the sun spotting now this leaf, now that, in mockery, dazzling it with soft gold in pure good temper; & now & again some chime (it might be a motor horn) tinkling divinely on the grass stalks—all of this, calm & reasonable as it was, was the truth now; 3mo
Tanisha_A Beauty, that was the truth now. Beauty was everywhere. 3mo
JennyM That‘s lovely ❤️ 3mo
Tanisha_A @JennyM Isn't it just! I feel like going on a Woolf reading spree, but then the other books give me looks. 3mo
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justagirlhighonbooks
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf

Just starting with this one.🤭

Paperback.Propensity I liked it. It was my first Virginia Woolf book, and first time reading stream of consciousness. 2mo
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Tanisha_A
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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There were always people about—she'd go on as if nothing had happened. That was the devilish part of her—this coldness, this woodenness, something very profound in her, which he had felt again this morning talking to her; and impenetrability. Yet heaven knows he loved her. She had some queer power of fiddling on one's nerves, turning one's nerves to fiddle-strings, yes.

Virginia! 💚

Cathythoughts Great post 👍🏻♥️ 3mo
Tanisha_A @Cathythoughts I don't know if anyone could write thoughts as well as her. Thank you! 💕 3mo
TrishB Lovely 💜 3mo
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batsy Gorgeous quote... So true what you said, she was a genius at writing about how people think. 3mo
Tanisha_A @TrishB @batsy I pledge to read more of her. 🥰 3mo
BiblioLitten I love this book. ♥️ 3mo
Tanisha_A @BiblioLitten Reading it for the first time, and loving it too. ☺️ 3mo
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Peaslady
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
Bailedbailed

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

quanners Try the audiobook. I‘m listening to it now...it is this far -only 5% into the story. 3mo
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annaperuses
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Mehso-so

Because of the length of time that has elapsed since it was written, much of the prose was lost in me. Admittedly, I had not grown to love the novel's ridiculously long sentences peppered with countless of semicolons. When asked if I will revisit Mrs. Dalloway someday, I suppose that it is worth reading a second time, though I won't be looking forward to it with anticipation .

readinginthedark Have you read The Hours? It's a good standalone novel, but Cunningham also talks about how the novel Mrs. Dalloway affected each of his character's lives. It's really interesting and might make Woolf's novel seem a little more applicable to modern life. 4mo
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Branwen
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Happy Birthday to my absolute favorite author of all time, Virginia Woolf! 😍💕

merelybookish Lovely collection! 4mo
Branwen @merelybookish Thank you so much! 🤗💕 4mo
Leftcoastzen I love her so much! 4mo
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Branwen @Leftcoastzen Isn't she just the best? 😍 What's your favorite book of hers? 4mo
Leftcoastzen Oh that‘s so hard! Probably Mrs.Dalloway and To The Lighthouse. But I have not read them for a good long while . Maybe I should read them again. 4mo
erzascarletbookgasm That‘s a lovely collection. 4mo
Branwen @Leftcoastzen Yay, I love Mrs Dalloway too! You totally should! 😀 @erzascarletbookgasm Thank you so much! 🤗💕 4mo
Naj Lovely collection 💜💜. She's just the best! 4mo
Branwen @Naj She really is! 🤗💕 4mo
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Peaslady
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It's hard to fit a Virginia Woolf quote into the Litsy character limit. Her stream of consciousness style is verbose and sometimes hard to follow, but when she tackles a vivid emotion like this it can be really powerful.

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

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Peaslady
Mrs Dalloway | 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

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emilyhaldi
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Mehso-so

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

kathedron Two of my favourites! ❤ 4mo
Kalalalatja I feel you! 4mo
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Thousand-Lives The Hours is so good! I read it first and followed it up with Mrs. Dalloway, which I felt the same as you about. 😬 4mo
ravenlee I dislike stream of consciousness, and I really struggled with Mrs. Dalloway for a book club. I got about 1/3-1/2 in before I gave up. 4mo
Susannah I love semicolons! I‘m sorry they made reading this book more difficult. 😆 4mo
Mdargusch Beautiful cover! 4mo
Cinfhen At least you gave Woolf a try 😜 4mo
BarbaraBB I felt the same. And I looooved The Hours. I read it before I read Mrs Dalloway though. (edited) 4mo
Reviewsbylola If this is what smart people read, I‘d rather be stupid. 😂😂🤣 4mo
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arielmonsen
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another book haul today! two books that were on my list, a replacement book bc the other wuthering heights copy i got was damaged, and because i really like Alexander the Great too much ❣️

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

Photo by Luka Davitadze on Unsplash

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

Linda_Bloodworth_Author Have you watched The Hours? 4mo
Tanisha_A @Linda_Bloodworth_Author That movie is brilliant! I may reading the book as well right now! 4mo
Linda_Bloodworth_Author @Tanisha_A ah, is that story similar? 4mo
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OriginalCyn620 I haven‘t watched it, but now I‘m intrigued! @Linda_Bloodworth_Author 4mo
Linda_Bloodworth_Author @OriginalCyn620 it's quite something. It's a story within a story. I highly recommend it. 4mo
Tanisha_A Yes, like you said, story within the story! And it's got a fabulous cast of actresses! 4mo
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OrangeMooseReads
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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My first go round I got Thoreau and it told me to retake the quiz. Second time around Virginia Woolf. I‘m not sure I could deal with either one lol

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

sudi I did the same thing and i got Jane Austen the 2nd time around 😂 4mo
Bklover I got Chekhov and then Woolf! 4mo
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alisonrose
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
Panpan

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

SW-T Tell us how you really feel? 😉 It‘s nice to see differing opinions! Been ages, but recalled it being slow. Really don‘t remember much else 🙄 4mo
LeahBergen Nooooo! 😂😂 4mo
Weaponxgirl I read it years ago and found it the longest shortest book ever! I did though read a room of ones own last year and loved it! Gonna have to try some of her fiction again soon to see if it‘s just a I don‘t like the style thing 4mo
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LauraBeth 😂😂 4mo
alisonrose @SW-T LOL! 4mo
alisonrose @Weaponxgirl I adored A Room of Ones Own, but have struggled with her fiction. To the Lighthouse was also not a fave, though I liked it a bit more than this one 4mo
OriginalCyn620 Thank goodness I‘m not alone on this. I just finished this one and feel the same as you! 4mo
readinginthedark Oh, I love how long she takes to wander through everything. I often have to reread sentences but just feel so much beauty and also craziness mixed together in her writing; I love it. 😆 4mo
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alisonrose
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Going into this with a little trepidation—seems like it might be similar in style/tone to To the Lighthouse, which I didn‘t super enjoy due to the semi-stream of consciousness and the slowness and such. But it‘s only 194 pages so I can take the risk 😜 #nowreading

gradcat I love, love, love this book...stick with it! 4mo
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Vinjii
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Perhaps this is too hard a read for January? Any Woolf fans?

ephemeralwaltz I've only read To The Lighthouse and I found it so beautiful but she is a slow read!! I'm interested in reading your thoughts on this one whenever you finish it :) 5mo
Moray_Reads I love her with all my heart but you have to be in the mood to give it all of your attention. It's best savoured slowly if you can 5mo
Samplergal I‘d love to join in, but I‘m a bit more free February or March. I agree... slowly savored is best with Virginia. 5mo
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Vinjii @ephemeralwaltz I‘ve got the Lighthouse on my list 👍 5mo
Vinjii @Moray_Reads Ok, will go slow! I think that‘s the important part here. 5mo
Vinjii @Samplergal I‘m often someone who reads too fast so that‘s definitely important to remember. 5mo
Moray_Reads @Vinjii it's worth it. And if you enjoy it I highly recommend 5mo
nudibranch 中文!! ❤ 5mo
Vinjii @Moray_Reads I have seen and read The Hours. It seemed easier than to start with Woolf 😂 5mo
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Branwen
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YASSSSSSS MY QUEEN!!! I always knew Virginia Woolf was my soulmate! 😍📚💕

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allisontshannon
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
Mehso-so

so much happening that it was hard to enjoy or take in any of the story.

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GatheringBooks
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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#QuotsyJan19 Day 1: What a #Plunge indeed! Happy New Year!

Qpri What did you think of it? I really liked the writing style... definitely a great brain exercise :) 5mo
Branwen My favorite book of all time! 💕 5mo
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JLaurenceCohen
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf

A modernist classic. Viriginia Woolf brings keen insight into the feelings of alienation and trauma faced by returning soldiers, aspiring artists, and women smothered by domesticity.

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Naj
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#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.

@emilyrose_x

Naj I also highly recommend watching the movie "The Hours" (not an adaptation but revolving around this book), for the brilliant portrayal of Virginia Woolf by Nicole Kidman and a nose. 6mo
Butterflyamore @naj The Hours by Michael Cunningham is also a book, which the movie is based on. You may want to read it, if you are able to read books after already seeing the movie. 6mo
Naj @Butterflyamore I've been wanting to read it ever since I saw the movie. I'm thinking of finally reading it next year. 6mo
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LapReader
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Pickpick

Today‘s scores from my building‘s book exchange.

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Hunsakermountain
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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#classics #1001books #Reading1001

A bit intimidated by Woolf, but giving it a try.

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Kristelh
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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#reading1001diversity #mentalillness #1001 finished this one. So good 😊, I will read it again someday. @JenP

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Leftcoastzen
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#nakedbookspines #riotgrams The women writers and their spines.😀

arubabookwoman I read Orphan Island last year, and found it only so-so. Have you read it? (edited) 8mo
Leftcoastzen @arubabookwoman have not read it yet 8mo
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Kristelh
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Some of my TBR for October. Also kindle and audio. Just finished Spinning Silver which was very good! #reading1001 #diversity #1001

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Caterina
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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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

Reviewsbylola What a great spot! 8mo
Mdargusch Very cool! 8mo
LauraBeth Nice setup! 8mo
Reecaspieces That is awesome! 8mo
Cathythoughts The whole set up is so artistic.. love the blue walls 💙 8mo
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smccallum
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Pickpick

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!

Tanisha_A Cover is lovely! And it's on my TBR! Have seen the movie The Hours based on it, really fascinating! 8mo
emilyhaldi Nice review. I hope to get to this one soon!!! 🤞🏻 8mo
Reviewsbylola I don‘t usually like stream of consciousness but I‘d almost be willing to overlook that solely for the cover! 😆 8mo
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jenniferw88
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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#TuesdayTidbits #thisorthat @JenlovesJT47

⚀ Historical
⚁ Trekkie
⚂ Currently burgers, but I do ❤ pizza too!
⚃ George R R Martin
 @kaysworld1

JenlovesJT47 💚💚💚 8mo
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hwestfall
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Pickpick

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.

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Branwen
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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! 😄💕📚

Alicia Omg yay! I was so worried you‘d read one of them! Glad it made it to you safe and sound! ❤️💓📚 9mo
Branwen @Alicia You chose some awesome looking ones! I'm so excited and grateful! 💞 9mo
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walryan5
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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Intense

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BekaReid
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf

"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."

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perfectlywinged
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Recovering with one of my favorite books.

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KrystleTheBookSlayer
Mrs. Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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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.

#Friyayintro @jesshowbooks

BarbaraTheBibliophage Black Panther was my second choice for the movies I seen this year. My first was The Shape of Water. And they couldn‘t be more different! 9mo
KrystleTheBookSlayer @BarbaraTheBibliophage I liked The Shape of Water too, I have very diverse tastes! ☺ 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage Me too! Although I was complaining to Mr B last night that we only go to the “male juvenile” movies. I have to wait for the quality stuff to come to DVD or streaming. Need more diversity! (edited) 9mo
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KrystleTheBookSlayer @BarbaraTheBibliophage Same, I don't get to movies very often, but when I do, it's hard to find anyone to go to the deeper and more thought provoking films. Of course, I still enjoy a lot of those more fun and lighthearted films, but sometimes it would be nice to watch something that's a little different. 9mo
BarbaraTheBibliophage @KrystleTheBookSlayer Too bad we can‘t go together!! 9mo
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Soozee
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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I am (trying) to read the tagged book as I am doing a MOOC on how to read a novel. But if Virginia Woolf continues in this manner I think this‘ll end up a bail!

In the midst of trying to get to grips with her style, the above sentence cracked me up ! 😂😂😂

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rmaclean4
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#24in48 challenge...what is on your nightstand. I keep my currently reading books. I usually have a classic that I read a few pages out of everyday as well as a nonfiction and the contemporary books as well.

Weaponxgirl That's a really good way to read a classic. I may try that 10mo
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MariettaSG
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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.

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PulchraBee
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
Pickpick

look at virgina woolf go!

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smccallum
Mrs Dalloway | Virginia Woolf
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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!

cathysaid One of my favorite passages ever written appears in this book! 11mo
emilyhaldi I've really got to read this one! 11mo
Erinreadsthebooks Mine, too @cathysaid I still remember it from college 11mo
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smccallum
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Votes are in; Mrs Dalloway here we go!

Reviewsbylola So beautiful! 📖 ☕️ 11mo
AnneCecilie I love this edition of the novel. 11mo
youneverarrived I love these editions 😍 11mo
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JanJan Pretty! What edition is that? 11mo
smccallum @JanJan Vintage Classics ☺️ 11mo
LeahBergen Lovely photo (it makes me want to read it all over again)! 11mo
Jessicaswebster Vintage classics have such drool-worthy covers! Great photo :) 11mo
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