Tuesday, January 26, 2010

A-Z Wednesday: "Y"

A-Z Wednesday is hosted by Vicki at Reading At The Beach, and here are the guidelines:
To join, here's all you have to do:

Go to your stack of books and find one whose title starts with the letter of the week.
1~ a photo of the book
2~ title and synopsis
3~ link(Amazon, Barnes and Noble etc.)
4~ Return to the host's blog and leave your link in the comments.
This week's letter for A-Z Wednesday is "Y." So I went to my shelves, and this is what I pulled out.

The Years, by Virginia Woolf (published 1937)

Book Details at LibraryThing

Description from Amazon.com:
A tour de force written near the end of Virginia Woolf's brilliant career. . . . The Years is a sweeping tale of three generations of the Pargiter family, from the late nineteenth century to the 1930s. . . . A novel about the passage of time and the small moments that comprise everyday experience, The Years is a deeply moving and profound work by one of the truly original writers of the twentieth century. Less experimental than her earlier novels, The Years was Woolf's most popular work during her own lifetime.
One of the many paperback editions of the book:

And a French edition, which I think has a really great cover:

And the author, probably sometime during the 1920s:

This is one Virginia Woolf novel I haven't read. But researching it for A-Z Wednesday has piqued my interest, so I'm putting it on my "must read" list for this year.


  1. great choice! Though I admit I have not read it either I will definitely look into it!

  2. This book would be fit in for quite a few of my reading challenges. Seems like many have been reading her lately.

  3. Oh, my! I must explore this. Love all the covers!

    I've got "Mrs. Dalloway" up next on my stack.

    My post:


  4. I've never read any Virgina Woolfe, but she seems to be a bit popular these days.

    BTW, Joy, I've enjoyed reading your A-Z Wednesdays, and finally had to join in the fun :) Thanks!

    You Have to Kiss a Lot of Frogs was my Y book, but it's not nearly as substantial as your choice ;-)

  5. I haven't read anything by Woolf. I really should, though.

  6. I haven't read any of her book either, but after your A-Z I'd like to.

    Thanks for playing!

  7. I love the cover of the French edition. I have never read anything by Virginia Woolf, maybe one day!

  8. I have yet to read Virginia Wolf. It surprises me I graduated with a Major in English and there are so many author we never got around to reading.

    Jennifer @ Mrs. @: Book Addict

  9. I don't have a degree in English, but it never ceases to amaze me of how many authors I have not read. Thanks for a great suggestion. I too love the French cover.


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