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A Row of Books: A World of Ideas



You know me, I find something fabulous and I want to share it with you. Here it is, no fanfare or music or anything, just simple: E-books all in one place, all by Virginia Woolf. Wow.

E-Books by Virginia Woolf

And, if you go here,

E-books Online - Home Page

E-books by Author

E-books by Title

E-books by Subject/Theme

... you'd find more, more and MORE e-books online.

I know, it's old hat now, that these places exist. Most of the time, I prefer real live physical books in my hands to E-books, but there are times when just sitting here at my computer and clicking on a link, which takes me into the mind of my hero, Mrs. Woolf, for example, is just about the best thing since sliced bread.

A few weeks ago, I was looking for a Virginia Woolf book that I knew I had here but could not find it quickly. So I set about searching, in all my various books-spots, the books related to Virginia Woolf, and her group of friends, that live now in my house.

And now, after an afternoon spent of hunting and moving books, here they all are:





Some are by Virginia Woolf, some are by Vita Sackville-West, Virginia's sister Vanessa Bell, and others are by or about those wondrous members of the Bloomsbury Group which I hold in such high esteem... and now I can find them quickly!

If only the rest of my books could be this organized!

Cheers for real books,


I think I could turn and live awhile with the animals...
They are so placid and self-contained,
I stand and look at them sometimes half the day long.

They do not sweat and whine about their condition,
They do not lie awake in the dark and weep for their sins,
They do not make me sick discussing their duty to God,
Not one is dissatisfied... not one is demented with the mania of owning things,
Not one kneels to another nor to his kind that lived thousands of years ago,
Not one is respectable or industrious over the whole earth.

~ [Walt Whitman, from "Leaves of Grass, No. 32"] ~


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