Saturday, January 9, 2010

Woolf in Winter... begins Friday

Have you noticed that everyone seems to be talking about Virginia Woolf lately? That's because Woolf in Winter is about to begin. Whether you are a Woolf scholar or a complete novice like me, everyone is invited to join in the fun.

Frances explains the details:

Sarah, Emily, Frances and Claire. Four readers with a plan to embrace the words of Virginia Woolf this winter. Together. And that seemed enough. At first. But we are sociable types so we thought we might give the shared read a name, and extend an open invitation to all inclined to join us. Now, we are thrilled to be the girls hosting what is shaping up to be a remarkable party. And if you have not RSVPed yet, we would still love to hear from you. I will add you right in!
The plan? Four books by Woolf in two months. The schedule? Sarah will host the Mrs. Dalloway conversation on January 15. Emily will host the To the Lighthouse conversation on January 29. I will host the Orlando conversation on February 12. And last but never least, Claire will welcome us all over to talk about The Waves on February 26. We geek (or dork as Emily prefers) Virginia Woolf, and invite you all to do the same with us!

That sounds good to me. I finished Mrs. Dalloway last weekend, but still need to gather my thoughts to post on the 15th. Now if I can get my book club selection (Nine Parts of Desire by Geraldine Brooks) read in time, I may even attempt To The Lighthouse.
So are you in?


  1. The only one of the four that I haven't read is To the Lighthouse and had it high on my list of books to read anyway so I'll be reading that and joining in - I suppose I should really start it though!

  2. This sounds like a great idea, but I'm sure I'd never get it done. I'm totally intimidated to even try a Woolf book. Good luck to you!

  3. I've planned to read Mrs. Dalloway next month. That will be my first Woolf book and I'm very excited and slightly nervous about how I'll like it! I'm looking forward to your thoughts on her books :)

  4. I like to read To the Lighthouse so I would get ready for the conversation. :)

  5. I'm reading Mrs. Dalloway at the moment. It's my first Woolf, and it's not the easiest read. I'm finding myself re-reading sentences multiple times, to make sense of them. I hope it gets easier as I get further into the book (still in the first fifty pages).

  6. I'm going to read vicariously through you!!! Thanks :)

  7. Paperback Reader - I really need to start To the Lighthouse, too. I have to finish a book for my f2f group first and that's taking a litle longer than I'd planned.

    Bermudaonion - I know I can't get all four books read. I'm happy to have finished the first - another would be icing! lol!

    Kals - It took me three tries(over nearly 30 years!) to read Mrs. Dalloway.. you really need to be in the right frame of mind to approach it.

    Matt - That's great! I'd love to read your thoughts on Woolf.

    Staci - Glad to have you do that! Woolf is a real stretch for me. I'm vicariously enjoying Moby Dick right now through the read-along that Ti is sponsoring.

  8. Yes, I'm in, and really looking forward to the discussion. So glad you are doing this, too!


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