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The Book Blogger Hop was originally created by Jennifer @ Crazy-For-Books in March 2010 and ended on December 31, 2012. With Jennifer’s permission, Billy @ Ramblings of a Coffee Addicted Writer relaunched the hop on February 15, 2013. Each week the hop will start on a Friday and end the following Thursday. There will be a weekly prompt featuring a book related question. The hop’s purpose is to give bloggers a chance to follow other blogs, learn about new books, befriend other bloggers, and receive new followers to their own blog.


Question:

If you haven’t read a book in awhile and someone asks about a character or the plot, can you recall the details?

(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)?


Answer:

I read so much that sometimes, more often than I will ever admit, the details blend and merge with each other, especially with books of the same genre. That’s why I write my reviews very soon after finishing the book and usually wait to start my next read until I have the rough draft of my review done. It ensures my reviews are based on clear and genuine thoughts and feelings on that particular book.

So my answer is SOMETIMES. I occasionally have complete recall but, more often than not, a person would need to give me some tidbits to jog my memory in order for me to answer a question about a character or the plot. ❤️

Do you remember book details? Or are you like me and read so much that details get a little mixed together sometimes?

Coming Up Next Week

I have reviews on 3 amazing reads coming up next week. Two psychological thrillers – Lies Lies Lies ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Monday) and The Night Swim ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (Thursday) – and one crime thriller – The Silent Wife ( A Will Trent mystery) ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ that includes an interview with the author, Karin Slaughter (Tuesday). Plus WWW Wednesday and Book Blogger Hop. I hope you’ll see something compelling and intriguing 😊

Quick note:

I happened to notice that, even though I usually marvel at WordPress’ ability to determine which comments are spam and which are not, many of your all’s comments were thrown into my spam box recently. I think I rescued them all, but I do apologize for the delay in responding back. ❤️

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Tessa

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34 replies

  1. I find the majority of books I can’t recall too many details from for very long after I’ve read them unless they’re a favourite/5 star read.

    Love the tulips in your photos, they’ve made me want to buy some fresh flowers next time I’m out – have a great weekend 🙂

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    1. My husband surprised me with the tulips, just one random day ❤️ I love that he still does things like that even though we’ve been married forever.
      I think when you read a lot, to keep all of those details at an easily accessible spot in your brain is impossible.

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    1. I’m glad I’m not alone in that. I know I see people talk about having finished a book a while back but needing to write up the review for a blog tour coming up the next day and it just makes me anxious to think about doing that. I would have no clue.

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      1. I know some people make copious notes to use in a review as they read. I’m too much in the story for that – unless it’s a 1 star and then I don’t want to remember it at all!

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  2. Same here. I’ll start reading a sequel to a book I read a couple years ago and won’t remember much at all, until the author mentions some detail that brings everything back. I’m a big fan of brief summaries of previous books at the beginning. Jay Kristoff does a fantastic job with that.

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  3. Usually, I forget the details within days, Tessa. Lol. So, I also have to write reviews immediately. That’s one of the reasons that I like to read completed series in one long binge. Otherwise, I forget the details (and characters and what happened!) between the releases. Happy Reading!

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  4. I find if someone asks about a book I’ve read then my mind goes blank and I can’t remember anything about it. But otherwise I remember things vaguely, but can never remember names of characters 🤦🏽‍♀️I always try to write rough notes for my reviews straight after finishing a book if I can 🙂

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  5. I am the same way…sometimes I remember details, and other times (especially when I read numerous books in the same genre) things are more of a blur. If a book really makes an impression on me I am more likely to remember the intricate weaving of plot and details. Often, however, (especially with books I haven’t read in years), it is the setting that lingers in my mind.

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  6. I’m the same! I like to have a review drafted before I start my next book so I can get my thoughts on paper. And my memory of a book ultimately depends on how I felt about it – I certainly remember more about the books I loved than the ones that are just okay.

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  7. I TOTALLY get that! That’s why I always make notes as I go. I don’t think I’d be able to write in-depth reviews without those little bits of reflections that I sprinkle here and there throughout the novel! 🤣

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  8. Everything just goes from one book to the other. I generally don’t remember anything about the book the next day unless I have cried. I read a book yesterday, trying so hard to retain details about the book to write review due. Ah well. Sometimes the blurb helps me recollect

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