Wednesday 13 February 2008

Meme Booked by 3 - February 2008 - Book Memories

Meme Booked by 3 - February From Shelly's Bookshelf!

Book Memories

1. Do you associate reading particular books with the places you read them or events of the time you read them?

Yes for Some.
  • Lord of the Rings - Under my covers because I was suppose to be in bed and could not put it down.
  • Jacob the Baker by Noah benShea it was the first book I read to my now wife, while driving to a conference together.
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho in Starbuck's in chapters after getting laid off from a job I loved. Read by the fire place every day for weeks.

2. Do you remember the books you read or do they fade quickly? Or do you remember some better than others? How about remember details like character names, not just overall plot?

I tend to remember the book I read because in my journal I write a 1 page summary review of the book after I finish it. That is actually how I got into publishing book reviews, I was already writing them so I thought why not try and publish them. In I have published about 150 book reviews in 6 publications over the last 3 years as a result. Some books I remember nearly exactly, and can often quote word for word books I have read 2 or 3 times.

3. Have you ever forgotten you've read/own a book and borrowed/bought it again?

Yes, but it was almost 18 years in between and the edition was different. I was part way through A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula K. LeGuin for a children's lit course a few years back when I realized I had read it years ago. That is one of the reason's I started writing my 1 page reviews to help set the books. In a similar fashion I was about three quarters of the way through Byzantium by: Stephen R. Lawhead when I realized I knew the story and the actual person it was about.

Answer in the comments or leave a link to your answers, please. I'm looking forward to seeing what you list. You can also see my complete list of books read by year here, favorite books each year here and favorite authors here.

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