Welcome to the Virginia Woolf Blog! I’m Rebecca Beatrice Brooks and I’m grateful that you took the time to visit my site.

The Virginia Woolf Blog explores the life and legacy of my favorite author, Virginia Woolf. The blog covers all aspects of Virginia Woolf’s life, from her childhood to her death.

The goal of the Virginia Woolf Blog is to celebrate Woolf’s life and work and give readers a clearer understanding of what she was really like. Using passages from Woolf’s diaries, letters and various biographies, the blog aims to show readers the real Virginia Woolf, not the sad tragic figure many people see her as.

The Virginia Woolf Blog also covers news on Virginia Woolf-related topics such as recently released books and movies, book reviews and etc.

The blog is written and published entirely by me, Rebecca. I’m a freelance journalist and a longtime Virginia Woolf fan from New England in the United States.

I first discovered Virginia Woolf during college when I read “A Room of One’s Own” on summer break after my freshman year. I was instantly mesmerized and began to read everything I could by and about Virginia Woolf.

I earned a B.A. in English/Journalism from the University of New Hampshire and got my start in journalism working at numerous small-town newspapers in Massachusetts and New Hampshire.

After working in the news industry for a while, I decided to become a blogger and finally write about the things that I wanted to write about, which included Virginia Woolf. I’m very much enjoying it and I hope all of you like reading the blog as much as I like writing it.

If you have any feedback, article ideas or just want to say hi, follow the blog on Twitter @vwoolfblog or on Facebook at www.facebook.com/virginiawblog or just leave a comment below.

If you want to learn more about me, visit my website at: www.rebeccabeatricebrooks.com.

Thank you for visiting!

8 thoughts on “About

  1. Alexandra Lavizzari

    Hi Rebecca
    I just discovered your blog and read a few topics. I am a writer/artist and have been a Woolf fan myself for the last 40 odd years (yes, 40! goodness me).In the eigthies I edited a book about her in have since written several articles here and there – in German. My publisher in Germany has recently asked me to write a little book about Woolf for next year, and therefore I am reading new articles etc. and thus came upon your site. It is very nicely done and very informative, congratulations.
    So, from Woolf fan to Woolf fan I wish you all the best.

  2. Juliet

    Just curious, a friend in Oxford says he has an elderly neighbor who’s says she is a relative of VW.

  3. Emily Materson

    Hi Rebecca. I have a conundrum, My daughter just returned from a trip to Germany, where she visited a house built my Mary Portman. The tour guide in this house said that Mary Portman and virginia Woolf were close friends and maybe even lovers. I consider myself pretty well informed about VW and the name Mary Portman rung no bells with me. I looked up the indexes in the diaries and letters I own (have read them all) My daughter also said that someone there at this house, said V.Woolf and Mary Portman shared a weekly writing (?) for ten years.

    Mary Portman was six years older than VW and her family was aristocracy living in North London, so it is entirely possible that their paths did cross, but I have no memory, nor can find any reference to a Mary Portman in V.W’s diaries or letters.

    1. Rebecca Beatrice Brooks Post author

      Wow that’s a mystery to me as well. I have never heard that name before. It is possible that they were friends at one point but that there is no written record of their friendship. Now I’m curious and want to find out more.

  4. Lauren Miller

    Hi Rebecca! I’m not sure if you still use this website but I’ll try to reach out anyway! I just wanted to comment because I just read that you first read A Room of One’s Own the summer after your freshman year of college, and I just had the exact same experience. I read A Room of One’s Own in June and quickly went to find everything else I could at used bookstores by Woolf. Thanks for creating this website- I’ll definitely be checking it for some book recs!

    1. Rebecca Beatrice Brooks Post author

      Hi Lauren,
      That’s so cool that you found Virginia Woolf the same exact way that I did! It seems A Room of One’s Own is a great first book for people new to Virginia Woolf.


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