If you can explain this to me, I am happy to hear your ideas. This is not a rhetorical question: Why do we remember some books and forget others?
I was cleaning out bookshelves the other day and in handling some of the books, I felt a reverence for the contents. I remember how I felt when I was reading the book, in addition to remembering the plot, characters, etc. Other books were ones that I remember enjoying, but that’s about it. I don’t remember the plot, the characters, or the feelings I experienced while reading them. What’s the difference?