Jean at Catholic Fire tagged me with the Book Memory meme.
1. Do you associate reading particular books with the places you read them or events of the time you read them?
Pretty much. I can usually remember where I was when I first read a book and the same goes for music and movies. I don’t usually tie them to specific events except for perhaps the extremely influential books that helped me out on my way into the Church. "Theology and Sanity", "A Handbook of Christian Apologetics", and "A Father who keeps his promises were prominent books for me during this time.
2. Do you remember the books you read or do they fade quickly? Or do you remember some better than others? How about remember details like character names, not just overall plot?
Fade somewhat quickly. Though the general plot pretty much stays with me. Character names don’t stay with me for the most part, but then again I have the same problem remembering names of people in real life. Though this fading is find since it makes rereading a great book much more fun. I also have difficulties remembering titles. This is annoying when it comes to series and if I see a new book in a series I don’t quite remember if I had read it or not. Now I keep track of everything I read to avoid this problem.
3. Have you ever forgotten you’ve read/own a book and borrowed/bought it again?
I once borrowed the same book from the library within a three week period of time. I returned the book the second time around and was surprised when I got a notice for never returning the first book. I of course didn’t realize this at the time and my arguing with the librarian that I already returned it turned to embarrassment when she showed me that I had checked it out twice and the books had two different SKUs.