I am a nosy person. Sometimes, I have Questions I would like to place before the Public, in the hope of receiving Answers. I have just realized that, since I now have a Blog, I now also have a Vehicle for my Curiosity. So, I intend to do that very thing. Here is the first question; please answer in the Comments section.
Think of a loved book that you haven’t read in the last three years. Tell me what you remember about that book. Be as specific as you can stand. Mention your favorite part, or whatever it was that made you love the book. If there are serious spoilers in your summary, please place some appropriate warning at the top of your comment.
My Reason For Asking:
I don’t have a terribly good memory for text, I think. I’ll remember that I loved a particular book, and I’ll think that I remember exactly why… and then I go back and look for the passage or incident that I remember so very vividly… and it quite frequently does not exist. I mean, it kind of does, but it usually isn’t at all the way that I remember it. My boyfriend, on the other hand, has a creepily accurate memory for text. He can not only recall the plot of a book he hasn’t read for a decade, he can quite frequently quote from it as well. He is, I suspect, a Book-Remembering Wizard. Anyway, I am curious about how accurate the book-memories of other people are.
I am also curious about what makes a book memorable, and what makes a book loved.
I am also really, really nosy.