Thursday, June 23, 2011

I...have a problem

No, it's not that I eat too many cookies. Well, that is a problem, but I'm talking about another problem.

A few months after I read a book, I can't really remember the details of the story. I can give an extremely brief summary of what happens, but details are lacking.

This bothers me because I feel like I can't talk about books I've read with people. I just end up saying, "I can't really remember the details, but I really liked it." Lame.

Is this normal? I think I'm just not devoting a lot of mental energy to reading these books. And that's probably ok because I have other more important things to devote that energy to (for now).


Emily said...

Whitney Whitney Whitney. This is not a problem. This is a blessing. It means you can read a book you've read a year or two ago and it's like it's completely new again! Believe me. I've been re-reading the HP series for the third or fourth time and a lot of the plot twists are like revelations. It's great.

Lindsay said...

I devour books and love doing so, but I have the same problem. Five minutes after finishing a book, I've forgotten most of the details, no matter how riveting they were. Emily's right, though. In a way, it is a blessing. It makes rereading those books you might not remember much about, except that you loved them, all the more fun to read again! :)

Tori Wilding said...

I do the same thing with movies. At a RS activity last week, we went to the prez's house and watched a movie: Penelope. I didn't think I had seen it before, but then as we started watching it, I remembered! But as the movie continued, there were really important scenes that I had never seen before! Weird.