Sunday, March 07, 2010

Forgetful? Or just too many books?

I did it again. Went through the cart of returned books, even read the inside flap and ended up with a book that I had read before. As I was reading the book yesterday, I was thinking to myself that the story seemed familiar, but I couldn't remember the ending. Do I worry about this, or just chalk it up to having read way too many books in my life? What even makes it stranger, last night at my Mom's, she had a box of paperback books for me to take some home with me. And here the book was again, did I give it to her?
 But yes, I enjoyed Susan Isaac's Any Place I Hang My Hat.  It's about a young political writer who was able to make it out of a dysfunctional family situation by using her smarts. Now approaching thirty, she can't figure out why she has a difficult time with relationships. So she looks for the mother who left her to find out why. I guess I enjoy Isaac's characters and writing to be able to re-read the book, but even while reading the book I wasn't able to remember the exact details including the ending. Sad or what?

3 comments:

  1. It is the sign of a good book if you can't remember that you read it before and are enjoying it again! I re-read Breakfast at Sally's by LeMieux after meeting the author and hearing him speak. I got more out of it the second time. I think I will probably read it a third time in the near future.

    I think I would like to read your title. . . where's my pen to write that title down . . . hmmmmm

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  2. This has happened to me before with books and movies. In fact, it just happened to me yesterday with a movie I watched. I still can't remember if I saw the movie many years before or not. :/ It's bound to happen when you've been around awhile. ;)

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  3. I like Susan Isaacs and will have to keep an out for this one.

    I have found myself accidentally rereading Rex Stout's Nero Wolfe mysteries. Which is OK, since I enjoy the flowers and Archie and the word, "pfui." But the titles confuse me and it isn't until I'm in rather deep that I realize I've been here before. So I guess if I am suffering from "senior moments," I recover from the quickly enough to remember whodunnit.

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