Every time I come across an interesting factoid or a beautiful line in a book I have tried to re-read it, to commit the words to memory. Of course it doesn’t work. The interesting detail on the next page quickly erases the previous one.
There is usually only a faint flicker in the memory bank when I later come across a book I have read, naturally leading to much disappointment.
“What is the point of reading?” I have asked myself in frustration.
Still, I dithered from keeping a diary of anecdotes, quotes and factoids. Diaries can get lost and they also pile up quickly, collect dust and hurt trees.
But finally, I have found a solution. It’s so simple that I don’t know why I didn’t think of it before. I’m going to put everything up here on the blog.
That way, it can be with me forever and I can also share it with you.
I can refer to my own blog if I need to use the information in my writing and best of all I can finally remember a good book long after finishing it.