It’s day two, my loves! A big thank you again to FableHunter for the tag! You can also see yesterday’s quote here. The quote for today is from a book that still is quite close to my heart. It’s A Room of One’s Own by Virginia Woolf and I read this book, possibly last year? And I fell in love with Woolf’s writing, her voice and her powerful words that resonated with me so deeply. Even though it is incredibly hard to specify only one, if you were to ask me what my favourite book was I would have to say that it’s A Room of One’s Own – that’s how much it affected me.
It would have been impossibly, completely and entirely, for any woman to have written the plays of Shakespeare in the age of Shakespeare.
This hit me right in the bloody heart when I read it. Here, I believe that Woolf is discussing how drastically unequal the literature field is and how heavily it is dominated by male authors. This would be in result of the way women were treated and perceived as being unable to create written work, or any sort of creative work, because of societal and cultural norms which reduced their ‘value’ in comparison to their male counterparts. Doesn’t it just frustrate you? And more so, it is still occurring to this day.
Please, if I do nominate you, don’t feel pressured that you have to do it! If you want to, and if you have spare time, have some fun! If you do decide to participate, please tag me so I can see!
- Thank the person who nominated you
- Post a quote for 3 consecutive days (1 quote each day)
- Nominate 3 new bloggers each day
Until tomorrow, bookish friends! Happy reading!