I’m so sorry to everyone for my extended absence here; I’ve been working my two part-time jobs so much that it’s been like working full-time except at weird/different hours. I’ve been so tired and worn out, so I haven’t had as much time to read at all, much less write reviews. From now on, besides working, I’m making reading and writing reviews my top priority. So stay tuned!
I recently finished A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf, which I had previously read excerpts from in classes in college but never the full thing until now. I should have read the entirety of this long before now. As a feminist with a passion for writing and words written by women, I really don’t understand why it took me so long to get around to reading the full thing rather than pre-selected pieces.
In short, I loved this work so much. Woolf’s writing is beautiful to read yet easy to comprehend, all while driving home a very important point about the history (and future) of female writers. I am glad that I’ve read works that were mentioned throughout the piece, but it isn’t necessary to have done so to understand what Woolf is talking about.
This short speech piece seems like something written within the past decade or so, rather than being published in 1929. The ideas Woolf has down here are very modern, and I hope this is something that more people get around to reading. I saved so many quotes from my reading of this, and I already know that many of them are ones that could inspire women trying to get more inspired and be empowered to pursue any writing careers out there.
All in all, I really enjoyed this and I found myself smiling and/or cheering on Woolf’s words. Please, whether you’re female or male or young or old or a writer or a reader, go read this. It won’t take a long time out of your day, but it will affect the way you think in such a good way.