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Liberty: Vintage Minis, by Virginia Woolf

wistereads's review

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4.0

3.75
a very helpful, enjoyable introduction to Virginia Woolf's works (and she's indeed a genius person).

lady_ness's review

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inspiring reflective slow-paced

3.25

aurora_star's review

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3.0

I enjoyed all that Woolf herself had to say but really disliked the format being extracts from her works but that's entirely personal preference as I prefer a whole-bodied story though this does give a great holistic view of her as a writer.

jax549's review

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informative medium-paced

4.75

myreadingcorner_'s review

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4.0

I must admit I was a bit disappointed when I realized that this was a collection of excerpts of writings from Virginia Woolf, especially considering I had already read half of them. But I bought this book (actually, someone bought it for me) after visiting one of Virginia Woolf's houses in London so just holding it made me feel happy and nostalgic.

I miss the freedom of walking, and the selection made from 'Street Haunting: A London Adventure' made me feel like I was walking and it was such a beautiful experience, especially while being confined for more than 150 days. I was marveled and grateful for being able to recall the experience of walking in a city.

I think this Vintage Minis work well as an introduction to different authors in order to get to know their writing styles and maybe discover a new favorite.

"There is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind"

aliya_a's review

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inspiring reflective slow-paced

4.0

susannes_pagesofcrime's review

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4.0

It has been a very long time since I've read any Virginia Wolf so it took a bit of effort to get back into the rhythm of her writing. I'm giving the four stars purely to the essay titled 'How Should One Read A Book?'

literarianlife's review

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5.0

Some great highlights from Virginia Woolf's books and essays, although I would recommend reading A Room of One's Own in full

shelvedbysara's review

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inspiring reflective medium-paced

4.0

iina's review

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4.0

Great intro into some of Woolf’s writing, though I feel like The Waves excerpt was much harder to get into than her essays here.

Thank you to the publisher (Vintage) for sending me my copy.