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The Diary of Virginia Woolf
The Diary of Virginia Woolf | Virginia Woolf
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"Nothing yet published about her so totally contradicts the legend of Virginia Woolf.... [This] is a first chance to meet the writer in her own unguarded words and to observe the root impulses of her art without the distractions of a commentary" (New York Times). Edited and with a Preface by Anne Olivier Bell; Introduction by Quentin Bell; Index.
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This has been a “special” read for me. I absolutely savored becoming intimate with Virginia Woolf and the opportunity to gain entry into her emotional life. She became more and more open about her sadness and insecurities as the years progressed which makes me almost have to begin reading the next diary. However, it was a long and difficult read for me; not exactly sure why. I definitely am captivated and awestruck by her. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

SamAnne Loved her diary. Love everything Woolf!! 3w
Joyfulmimi I am going to have to start on her next one now. @SamAnne 3w
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Joyfulmimi
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No joke. This took my breath away when I read it...

Blaire I reread a room of ones own this year and it still felt so relevant. Was underlining and wanting to write down so many quotes. 1mo
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Joyfulmimi
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I find it interesting that I had to grow into Virginia‘s mindset, just Ike in her books, in order to understand her better. She has her own way with language... 🤷🏽‍♀️

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I'm about 80 pages into the first volume of Woolf's diaries. She discusses the weather, household affairs, writing projects, social engagements, etc. And occasionally she drops a witty, astute observation that makes me laugh. Like this little line. 🙂
#myyearofreadingwoolf

Libby1 Is the soul of a lake so bad? I can think of some benefits. Interesting! 12mo
readordierachel Funny! 12mo
merelybookish @Libby1 True! Life is probably less angsty! 12mo
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ManyWordsLater Love it. I think saying someone is nice is one of the meanest things you can say. Bounded. Still. Boring. 12mo
merelybookish @ManyWordsLater Yes, nice can be code for dull. 😬 12mo
readinginthedark @ManyWordsLater Tone of voice is definitely important when interpreting the word "nice." ? 12mo
readinginthedark I love Woolf but have never read any of her diaries or letters. I should! 12mo
GhostStories I loved this line too! 1mo
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GhostStories
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Herbrand Edward Dundonald Brassey Sackville was someone‘s actual name. How would you even begin to pick a nickname? Herbie? Eddie is too easy. Dun-D? Or just Brassey? Am I missing one? (And to top it off he was the 9th Earl De La Warr!) 🧐

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Sleepy stack of Woolfs. It‘s been a hard few days, and I need the comfort of books in bed with my pets and my guy. And a drink. Or two.

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GhostStories
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Inundated by animals! Evening is coming and all these cat snores are making me drowsy. Been reading Woolf‘s diary a lot recently. We have so much going on and it‘s a great way to step out of the fast moving current of daily life (and into hers!)

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Krisjericho
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This reminded me of the #puzzle theme for #quotsynov17. #quotsy @TK-421

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Joyfulmimi
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Ohhh...when going through my books last week, I freaked out in discovering I had Volume II but not Volume I.

mjdowens NICE. A book worth the wait 2y
Joyfulmimi Agreed! I love the diaries and journals @mjdowens 2y
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merelybookish
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As a new resident, I've been having #funfunfun getting to know Denver by exploring its bookstores.Yesterday, I went to the south Broadway antique district where some used bookshops are located. Pretty excited about finding Volume 3 of Woolf's diaries.
#rockinmay @Cinfhen

Cinfhen Ooooh, nice find! And Denver must be #funfunfun when it's not snowing 😉 3y
merelybookish @Cinfhen Yes, today is my son's last soccer game and there's snow on the field. 😮 3y
LauraBrook An excellent find! And it reminds me I still need to find two volumes. Hmm, maybe I should go used book shopping?!? 😉 3y
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merelybookish @LauraBrook I would love to have the full set! I have two so far, volumes 3 & 5. 3y
batsy Excellent find! I read some of the volumes when I borrowed it from the library. Would love to have my own copies. 3y
merelybookish @batsy Ive wanted to read them for years... 3y
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Bibliogeekery
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Dreamy gift from my partner! 😍😍

katedensen Love it! 3y
Moray_Reads Gorgeous cover! 3y
WhatDeeReads You'll love them. @theshrinkette bought me the same set for my last birthday. 3y
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