Sunday, February 22, 2009

books with sticking power

So you know how you can really like a book but three years later you can barely remember even the basic plot, let alone details? And then you know how there are some books that you find yourself thinking of, years later, when you're on the bus or driving to work or waiting in line at the grocery store?

I've been looking at the books on my shelves & considering which books I've read and how much I remember of them. I've also been regretting the decision to leave some books in their boxes back in Ohio till I can get back to reclaim them. I thought I'd share some of the books that fall into the latter category as they come to me, and though I'd planned to just post a list of ten or so titles, I want to write about more than that. Conveniently, this will also allow me to post more often than reviewing my current reads alone. (I don't seem to read nearly as quickly as I used to. Maybe the internet is destroying my attention span.)

3 comments:

Meghan said...

I know the internet has destroyed my attention span. I read much faster when my computer is off and I can't get up and check something.

Zibilee said...

I like this idea. I too have trouble remembering books. I look back, and sometimes it is all a blank for me, which I find a bit frustrating.Who knows just what it is about those books that makes them almost totally forgettable? They can't all be bad reads! I am looking forward to seeing some of the books that stuck with you. Maybe some of my favorites will be on that list.

Aerin said...

Look, a chicken!! Um, no, no, the internet hasn't caused my shortened attention span....

Now my friendly PSA:

Hi, I'm stopping by to remind you about the 2009 Writing Challenge I'm hosting. Make sure to check in!