more on the book front

I have pretty much no recall capabilities when it comes to reading, TV and movies. More than once I’ve picked up a book at my mum’s place, and five chapters in realize I read the book six months ago. And while I remember major plot lines and endings for movies, I forget all of the details.

On the other extreme, you have kaptaink, who used to give me a detailed plot description of Law and Order episodes during our 30 minute commute to work. But I digress…

The lack of recall is annoying when I’m reading an interesting magazine article that I want to remember details of to relate to others, but it’s coming in handy right now. I’ve decided I want to read a bit more, but because I don’t have a lot of time, I want to read books that I know I’ll like. So I’m going through my small library and re-reading books I haven’t read in 10 to 15 years. I started with Jane Smiley’s Duplicate Keys, and next up is Wally Lamb’s She’s Come Undone. The latter was one of my all time favourite books way back when, so we’ll see if it still appeals to me.

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