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Howards End is on the Landing by Susan Hill
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May 18, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011, booksandwords, memoir

I liked it. I didn't love it.

The idea is lovely - for a year, Hill will only read books she already owns, not purchasing anything new. And my first thought was - I own enough books that I haven't read that I could probably go two years; it was nice to know I wasn't the only one buying books with the best of intentions and then getting distracted by the next tempting title to come along.

I enjoyed Hill's thoughts on books, reading, authors, and nostalgia, but my biggest issue with this one is that so little of my library overlapped with her's. I didn't get the references. And I suppose that's more my issue than hers, isn't it?

In a few years, when someone writes another take on the idea, full of young adult novels, well - that book, I will love.

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