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A Busy Woman's Choice of Reading

Library Review

ISSN: 0024-2535

Article publication date: 1 July 1932



THE problem of the busy professional woman who, willy‐nilly, has to turn out to business every day in the week, lies not so much in deciding what books she shall read, as in finding time to read anything at all beyond the necessary daily newspaper. So many women have to start another day's work—woman's work—on returning home in the evening after the nominal day's work—man's work—is over. In the writer's case, between running a house, snatching time for shopping, gardening, taking the dog for a run, entertaining friends occasionally, and being entertained, the evenings fly with astonishing rapidity, and the only time for reading is time when one ought to be in bed. When one adds a hobby which entails a lot of home correspondence, there can't be much spare time for serious or any other kind of reading.


CRUICKSHANK, H.B. (1932), "A Busy Woman's Choice of Reading", Library Review, Vol. 3 No. 7, pp. 337-340.




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