Why We Forget Most of the Books We Read
Beck (Julie)
Source: Atlantic, 26 January, 2018
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  1. Pamela Paul’s memories of reading are less about words and more about the experience. “I almost always remember where I was and I remember the book itself. I remember the physical object,” says Paul, the editor of the New York Times Book Review, who reads, it is fair to say, a lot of books. “I remember the edition; I remember the cover; I usually remember where I bought it, or who gave it to me.
  2. What I don’t remember — and it’s terrible — is everything else.”

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