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Mrs Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
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Jul 25, 2010

it was ok
bookshelves: read-in-2010, classic

I've been meaning to read this book for so long. When I finally got around to borrow it from the library and enthusiastically started reading, I almost immediately got distracted by other things.

This is, most obviously, due to Woolf's extraordinary stlye of writing. 'Mrs Dalloway' is a fairly good character study of many people but this famous stream of concsiousness style bored me a bit, if I may be so honest.

I thought it is a rather depressing story as well, people indulging in their past and thinking gloomy, almost suicidal thoughts, reflecting on how life would or could have been if they had allowed themselves to live another life, love another person and so on and so forth.

However, I am set to re-read it again some time as a friend of mine pointed out that "life isn't always divided into simple chapters or paragraphs. Sometimes it is like that, all happening in one go, very quickly without a pause." Very wise indeed.
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Reading Progress

July 25, 2010 – Started Reading
July 25, 2010 – Shelved
July 25, 2010 –
page 3
1.15%
July 25, 2010 –
page 6
2.3%
August 17, 2010 –
page 13
4.98%
August 17, 2010 –
page 13
4.98%
August 27, 2010 –
page 33
12.64%
September 6, 2010 –
page 51
19.54%
September 21, 2010 –
page 60
22.99%
September 21, 2010 –
page 60
22.99%
September 24, 2010 –
page 70
26.82%
September 29, 2010 –
page 84
32.18%
October 1, 2010 –
page 101
38.7%
October 1, 2010 –
page 112
42.91%
October 2, 2010 –
page 150
57.47%
October 2, 2010 –
page 171
65.52%
October 3, 2010 –
page 193
73.95%
October 3, 2010 –
page 216
82.76%
October 3, 2010 – Shelved as: read-in-2010
October 3, 2010 – Finished Reading
October 11, 2010 – Shelved as: classic

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