Book Review: A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf

From reading A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf, the impression I am left with is that this is some serious, before-its-time, groundbreaking and highly intelligent writing, which went down back at the start of the previous century, when the state of things for women was very dire indeed, and when the kinds of opinion which Woolf put forth were the furthest thing from popular culture you could find. I think Virginia Woolf must have been very brave to write this book. She seems to have been pretty independent, with money from an inheritance keeping her free from relying on men, and more so than independant in her general life, she seems to have had a very independent mind. Because I don’t think it could have been very easy at her time to reach the conclusions and have the thought processes that she did, I think she really needed to…

Confessions of a Slow Reader

Hello! I hope you’re having a lovely Sunday. Do you have any Sunday rituals? In my family we have Sunday Breakfast, which today I have had with my grandmother who is visiting. I got up before her, at eight, and I spent the morning reading some more of Virginia Woolf’s A Room of One’s Own. Now, you might be following me on Instagram, and thinking, but weren’t you reading that two weeks ago? And yes, I was. But I am a slow reader, and so I am still reading the one hundred odd pages long book, two weeks later. I have always been a pretty slow reader, and I am still not sure how I got through a literature degree, or how I kept my head above water in the publishing industry, or how I built this whole identity around books and being a reader, when in actual fact, I don’t really read all that much. It often…