Reading and forgetting
One of the questions that haunts me—it’s a question for philosophers and brain science—is, if you’ve forgotten a book, is that the same as never having read it?
— Tom Stoppard
I reckon it’s also a question for book bloggers! What do you think? Is forgetting a book the same as not reading it?
I think that, like everything else that happens to you, books and memories of books are largely internalized. You may have actively forgotten reading it, but it’s still in there somewhere and perhaps it’s time for a re-read. Or so I like to believe so that all those books I’ve forgotten weren’t a complete waste!
Sound off below!