Do you remember what you read?

@Shareaza (315)
Sweden
July 31, 2007 5:37pm CST
After i have read a book it takes three days and i've forgotten (almost) everything about it. I mean, i remember the plot and that/if it was a good book but everything besides that is completely gone. This is actually good sometimes becouse i am always able to read the same book more than one time. How about you guys? To you easily forget what you read? Please share, thanks :)
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@zeloguy (4913)
• United States
2 Aug 07
OK I had to do a lot of research on this and my guess was right. We retain about 10% of what we read. 20% of a movie we remember (audio/visual). I never was a fan of going back and re-reading books that I have already read but I did it and I was astounded at the intricate parts of the story I completely missed. There are plots then there are sub-plots then there are characters and........ some of the most difficult reading for me was J.R.R. Tolkien... he had everything mapped out. Every character was related to another somehow (there are books about the books). Read... read more books... then come back and re-read. I am sure you will enjoy it as much if not more than the first time.
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@Shareaza (315)
• Sweden
2 Aug 07
Thank you for clearing that out, big plus to you.
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@diillu (5128)
31 Jul 07
Well, I must admit that I'm kind of very good with books. I still remember the books that I have read like 4 years ago I might have lost the small details but I still rememver the most content of those books. This must be because I have the habit of readin a single book over and over again. So, that whenever I forget one thing then next time when I read that book then I'm updated. But there are some books that I haven't read twice and I still remeber them completely.
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@Shareaza (315)
• Sweden
1 Aug 07
Then you have a good memory. Thanks for the response!
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@arvensis (85)
• India
2 Aug 07
for me it's quite different i don't forget easily when i read a book or story.but after 4 or 5 years i just remember the plot and major details.there are some books that i remember quite well with all major and minor details because I've read them more than once.
@Shareaza (315)
• Sweden
3 Aug 07
Thanks for your answer and welcome to mylot
• India
3 Aug 07
thanks:)!
@vivienna (583)
• Venezuela
2 Aug 07
That depends entirely on the book. When it's a really great book -a novel by a genius author, an stirring non-fiction document, for example- I don't forget the details, I often remember the phrases that impressed me, for years. And that doesn't hinder me to read it again, at the contrary, it heightens the delight because I enjoy in advance the peaks and am happy to find them again. I really love good literature. And I have a great talent for identifying the books that give me pleasure, so I never run out of stuff for reading. I only run out of time, that's the problem!
@Shareaza (315)
• Sweden
3 Aug 07
OK. Thanks for your response
@mari_skye (1638)
• Philippines
2 Aug 07
I tend to be like this too. I am more on seeing the whole picture. I don’t usually remember minute details on the books that I’ve read. I just remember how the story went and how the heroes/heroines were able to overcome their problems or dilemmas.
@Shareaza (315)
• Sweden
2 Aug 07
Yes, so much i too can remember. Thanks for the response.
• India
1 Aug 07
hello shareaza, Books are one's best friends so as one don't forget what friends so i also read it in such a manner that i don't forget the points which are significant. As far as repeation of d books is concerned i like to read new ones but if sometimes new ones are not there then i read the oldies again but the ones which i'v really relished.
@Shareaza (315)
• Sweden
1 Aug 07
Interesting. Thanks for the response and welcome to mylot!
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• Canada
1 Aug 07
When I read smething in a book or a magazine it's committed to memory for the rest of my life, whereas the brief questions I read on the internet are gone the moment I take care of them. I guess it's that on the internet I'm just participating in quick communications whereas when I read a book or an article it's for informational purposes.
@Shareaza (315)
• Sweden
1 Aug 07
Makes sense. Thanks for the response
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@vivienna (583)
• Venezuela
2 Aug 07
That depends entirely on the book. When it's a really great book -a novel by a genius author, an stirring non-fiction document, for example- I don't forget the details, I often remember the phrases that impressed me, for years. And that doesn't hinder me to read it again, at the contrary, it heightens the delight because I enjoy in advance the peaks and am happy to find them again. I really love good literature! A have a great talent for identifying the books that give me pleasure, so I'm never out of stuff.