Howards End is on the Landing

Howards End is on the Landing 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 Through Her Books, Forsaking New Purchases In Order To Get To Know Her Own Collection Again.A Book Which Is Left On A Shelf For A Decade Is A Dead Thing, But It Is Also A Chrysalis, Packed With The Potential To Burst Into New Life Wandering Through Her House That Day, Hill S Eyes Were Opened To How Much Of That Life Was Stored In Her Home, Neglected For Years Howard S End Is On The Landing Charts The Journey Of One Of The Nation S Most Accomplished Authors As She Revisits The Conversations, Libraries And Bookshelves Of The Past That Have Informed A Lifetime Of Reading And Writing. Old houses tend to collect books, especially if the inhabitants are educated and cultured My ancestral home in India is no exception it isthan a hundred years old and is literally a refugee camp for books You can see anything from the latest glossy paperback to a mildewed pamphlet from pre Independence days you can find bound volumes of Walt Disney comics sitting cheek by jowl with hardbacks of the Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna And they pop up in the most unlikely places, i
Rating 3.5 of fiveThe Publisher Says 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 through her books, forsaking new purchases in order to get to know her own collection aga
Having noted there is a further volume by Susan Hill, about her reading life, Jacob s Room is Full of Books, I decided to go back and re read the wonderful, Howard s End is On the Landing In this volume, Hill decides to re discover her own book collection, by spending a year just reading the books in her house Like all readers, I tend to have endless amounts of books to get through books to review, reading group choices and all those new purchases that are begging to be read Although I Having noted there is a further volume by Susan Hill, about her reading life, Jacob s Room is Full of Books, I decided to go back and re read the wonderful, Howard s End is On the Landing In this volume, Hill decides to re discover her own book collection, by spending a year just reading the books in her house Like all readers, I tend to have endless amounts of books to get through books to review, reading group choices and all those new purchases that are begging to be read Although I have books everywhere in my house, a lack of room has meant that I have happily switched most of my reading to what Hill refers to as a , wretched e reader, but I cannot say that I find much difference between reading books or reading on my kindle When commuting, travelling or just reading in bed, I find my kindle comfortable and, after all, it is wha
I adore books about books and when I saw a Guardian Book Review of this book, I was interested Unfortunately this book is not so much a book about books nor a book about reading as much as it is a book about People Susan Hill Has Met Did you know she had lunch with Benjamin Britten who liked her novel That she once waited on a doorstep with TS Eliot E.M Forster once stepped on her toes Kingsley Amis once said to her in a genuine tone that he was very proud of his son That she interv I adore books about books and when I saw a Guardian Book Review of this book, I was interested Unfortunately this book is not so much a book about books nor a book about reading as much as it is a book about People
What s not to love about books about books and with this wonderful cover and title I just had to delve in, pen and notebook in hand And it did not let me down I had quite some exercise, reading a few lines, getting up from my chair to go to my book cases to see if I had this or that
While searching for a specific book from her library, Susan Hill discovered that the book was not where she thought it would be However she did discover many books that she had not read, or deserved a re read This inspired a new reading project, to spend the next year dipping into her own library and read the books she has forsaken Howards End is on the Landing not necessarily charts her reading butSusan Hill s opinions on literature and the bookish world.First thing you discover is tha While searching for a specific book from her library, Susan Hill discovered that the book was not where she thought it would be However she did discover many books that she had not read, or deserved a re read This inspired a new reading project, to spend the next year di
This was a fun look of the author s journey through her own book collection One day she realized she had lots of books she hadn t read, forgotten about or wanted to read again She makes a vow to spend a year reading only books she already has although she leaves lots of exemptions It s a fun trip and makes me want to try it but probably won t I love new books too much Still, like her, I wonder how some books ended up on my shelf or why I haven t read others Towards the end, she is doing This was a fun look of the author s journey through her own book collection One day she realized she had lots of books she hadn t read, forgotten about or wanted to read again She makes a vow to spend a year reading only books she already has although she leaves lots of exemptions It s a fun trip and makes me want to try it but probably won t I love new books too much Still, like her, I wonder how some books ended up on my shelf or why I haven t read others Towards the end, she is doing a lot of rereading and reads a lotliterature than I do Personally I don
For the most part I liked it, little gems of quotes here and there but all in all I found Susan Hill pretentious and severely name dropping I enjoyed her experience in literally running into E M Forster but after the first couple of run ins with prevalent authors, it just gets old She s entirely British thinking which I can appreciate but not when she s letting her reader know that obviously they haven t lived if they didn t have experience with a certain amateur printing press all because s For the most part I liked it, little
Really clever memoir Susan Hill, searching for one book uncovers oodles that she had forgotten she had, forgotten she had read, didn t rememeber ever having seen before If this sounds familiar you ll really enjoy this traipse through literature Wonderfully name droppy I know there is no such word but it fits I assure you In a year when she decides to buy no new books, Good grief and opts to re discover her own collection Hmmmm, interesting She reflects on the power of books, th Really clever memoir Susan Hill, searching for one book uncovers oodles that she had forgotten she had, forgotten she had read, didn t rememeber ever having seen before If this sounds familiar you ll really enjoy this traipse through literature Wonderfully name droppy I know there is no such word but it fits I assure you In a year when she decides to buy no new books, Good grief and opts to re discover her own collection Hmmmm, interesting She reflects on the power of books, the joy of enco
Being a book about books, I thought it was a pretty sure thing that I would really like this And I did enjoy it devoured it quickly and was inspired to gaze adoringly at my bookshelves and reminded of various authors I want to read But I also found it a little bit irritating there s rather a lot of what can feel like name dropping, and Hill s dismissal of e readers, of certain authors, and of, you know, the literary production of entire nations I have a problem with Canadian as I do with Being a book about books, I thought it was a pretty sure thing that I would really like this And I did enjoy it devoured it quickly and was inspired to gaze adoringly at my bookshelves and reminded of various authors I want to read But I also found it a little bit irritating there s rather a lot of what can feel like name dropping, and Hill s dismissal of e readers, of certain authors, and of, you know, the literary production of entire nations I have a problem with Canadian as I do with Australian writers well, okay got on my nerves, and made this feel rather stuffy not as generous spirited and open as I want a book about book loving to be I sympathise on the e readers thing, but I was also reminded wh

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  • Paperback
  • 236 pages
  • Howards End is on the Landing
  • Susan Hill
  • English
  • 03 January 2018
  • 1846682665