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31 August 2006 @ 10:16 pm
Virginia Woolf. Also U2.  
Today was really nice - I only had my math class in the morning and I didn't work, so Seanie came over and we spent some quality time together. We haven't spent much time together this week so it was nice to just chill for a few hours.

Has anyone read To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf? I am only about thirty pages in, but I'm not really digging it. The writing's very lyrical and pretty, but of course it's very unstructured. I'm not much into stream-of-consciousness writing, so I'm not sure I'll be able to read the whole thing. But it's so pretty that I want to!
I think this may become a book I want to find an audio version for. It seems like it would work very well as a story told rather than a story read.

I just realized I don't own any U2 cds. I ought to remedy that, because I just really like Bono & Gang.
 
 
 
gothkittigothkitti on September 3rd, 2006 07:48 am (UTC)
To the Lighthouse...
Yeah. I felt much the same way about it. It just wasn't nearly as fun for me as 'A Room of One's Own' inasmuch as I didn't get as much of a wonderful feeling of authorly voice from it, first of all, and that I didn't get much of a feeling of, how should I say, pointfulness from it second of all. When I read 'A Room of One's Own' it was really fun for me. The book itself was basically a big, witty oratory on why an person really only needs the simple things, but not really, and what makes an author an author, in Woolf's own words.

*ramble ramble* Are you taking a class on the modernist movement?
Suzik00kaburra on September 3rd, 2006 06:56 pm (UTC)
Re: To the Lighthouse...
No, I am reading Woolf for pleasure.
gothkittigothkitti on September 4th, 2006 12:51 am (UTC)
Re: To the Lighthouse...
That works too. :p

I wonder about a lot of the stuff that I read while getting my degree whether I would have enjoyed it more if I'd read it for pleasure but honestly, even for the stuff that I didn't totally love, like 'To The Lighthouse', I still enjoyed reading it and am glad that I did...
A Chimp In Your Kumquat Treelaotahn on September 9th, 2006 03:17 pm (UTC)
U2-ness
Well, don't double up our CDs. I have Joshua Tree and Very Best of U2 1980-1990.