Howards End Is on the Landing: A Year of Reading from Home
Publish date: October 8th 2009
Publisher: Profile Books
Pages no: 236
Edition language: English
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This is the fourth bookish memoir I've read in about two weeks - for some reason I am presently obsessed with them, and when a reading obsession occurs, one must simply give in. This is by far the best of the four and I would venture a guess that I will have to look long and hard to find one that ...
There were things I really liked about this book - the journey through a house full of bookcases, where many of the books Hill owns evoke memories of when and where she read them, or meeting the authors themselves. At times it feels like a who's who, but is enjoyable in spite of that. I have ordered...
Rating: 3.5* of fiveThe Book Description: Early one autumn afternoon in pursuit of an elusive book on her shelves, Susan Hill encountered dozens of others that she had never read, or forgotten she owned, or wanted to read for a second time. The discovery inspired her to embark on a year-long voyage...
I wish I could say I liked this book. I so wanted to love it, being crazy for books myself. I found her range quite narrow and, well, snobby. She dismisses all Canadian and Australian literature, past and present, in one vague sentence, with no more apology or explanation than, "(I know, I know.)" I...
I loved this book by Susan Hill (author of 'The Woman in Black' and many other works). She talks at the beginning of setting aside a year to eschew buying books and instead take time to go through her not inconsiderable collection of books at home, reading things she has yet to read and revisiting ...