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Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
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Mar 19, 2011

it was amazing

Only Virginia Woolf can take an ordinary day and make a book out of it. "Mrs. Dalloway" is the story of a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway as she prepares for a party she is giving that evening. That sounds so simple, but the book is anything but simple. Virginia weaves in and out of the characters' heads with such wonderful descriptions, then seques from one character to another before you even realize it. After I finished the book, I read the Reading Guide questions. How did I miss all that? I was so enthralled by the language that I totally missed the clock striking the hours and the variety of women she used as opposed to the lack of comparable men figures. I mean I realized these things after I read the questions, but I guess I wasn't reading "like an English professor". Anyway, Virigina Woolf is amazing. She was so talented and her descriptions are incomparable with anyone else. She is my favorite classic author. I love Virigina Woolf!!!
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Reading Progress

March 19, 2011 – Started Reading
March 19, 2011 – Shelved
March 25, 2011 –
page 19
9.79%
March 28, 2011 –
page 32
16.49%
April 5, 2011 –
page 54
27.84%
April 13, 2011 –
page 100
51.55%
April 16, 2011 –
page 130
67.01%
April 26, 2011 –
page 138
71.13%
April 28, 2011 – Finished Reading

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Laura Hahaha. You can borrow my How to Read Literature Like a Professor book if you really want to read "like an English professor." :]


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