Book Review: The Years by Virginia Woolf

January 14, 2019 | Comments

The Hours by Virginia Woolf As the Pargiters, a middle-class English family, move from the oppressive confines of the Victorian home of the 1880s to the ‘present day’ of the 1930s, they are weighed down by the pressures of war, the social strictures of patriarchy, capitalism and Empire, and the rise of Fascism. Engaging with a painful struggle between utopian hopefulness and crippled with despair, the novel is a savage indictment of Virginia Woolf’s society, but its bitter sadness is relieved by the longing for some better way of life, where `freedom and justice’ might really be possible.

Thoughts on The Hours and Mrs. Dalloway

December 3, 2018 | Comments

Warning: Spoilers for The Hours and Mrs. Dalloway. Also, mentions of mental illness, suicide, sexuality, and death The Hours is exactly the type of book that I would fully expect to love. It hits emotional high notes, it touches on topics that I feel strongly about, and is decent enough prose. However, it pales in comparison to the book that it pays tribute to, Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway.

Book Review: Mrs. Dalloway

November 19, 2018 | Comments

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf Mrs. Dalloway was the first novel to split the atom. If the novel before Mrs. Dalloway aspired to immensities of scope and scale, to heroic journeys across vast landscapes, with Mrs. Dalloway Virginia Woolf insisted that it could also locate the enormous within the everyday; that a life of errands and party-giving was every bit as viable a subject as any life lived anywhere; and that should any human act in any novel seem unimportant, it has merely been inadequately observed.

WIP Wednesday: Snowfall Mittens

October 17, 2018 | Comments

WIP stands for a “work in progress.” As an avid crafter, I always have at least one WIP! Yarn: Loops and Threads Urban (Rust) Pattern: Snowfall Mittens Snowfall Mittens I have finished one half of my Christmas present to one of my cousins. I’ve had this yarn sitting in my stash for a long time (I bought it a year and a half ago).

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