Orlando, by Virginia Woolf

Orlando tells the story of an English nobleman living during the reign of Elizabeth I. At the age of 30 he mysteriously turns into a woman, then lives on for 300 further years. He is an aspiring writer and poet, and meets many people over his/her life. At the start of the book, he falls …

Strange things

I've been listening to Orlando, by Virginia Woolf, and had heard a bit about it so I knew the main character transformed into a woman--but I had expected it to be a sort of reincarnation thing. As it happens, he just wakes up one morning to be a she with no explanation given. And, I …

Word A Day: Androgyne

Today's word is..... Pushes button... Androgyne  Definition: An hermaphrodite I wonder how long it will be before I get a word I don't know. This is a good word, though I haven't seen it used so often. Mostly I see 'androgynous' instead, used to describe something or someone without sexually defined features, but not necessarily having …