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Is it just me that forgets the name of a good author?

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Initial post: 27 Aug 2010 21:55:01 BDT
Does anyone else read a great book and think I'll need to see what else they have written to then be faced with loads of books in a library or book shop to then stop and think oh who was that again?

Posted on 29 Aug 2010 21:16:34 BDT
Louizalass says:
All the time! I started keeping a little notebook with the intention of writing down the names of the authors whose books I'd enjoyed and just adding to the list. The intention was to keep the notebook in my handbag for when I found myself in a book shop & I could refer to it..... except, of course, the book is never in my handbag and anyway, I can't remember the last time I added any author names! The road to hell is paved with good intentions!

Posted on 30 Aug 2010 12:38:06 BDT
M. Dowden says:
Like Louise I make a note to remind me. What I hate is when they change the cover and you end up buying the same book twice, so I have to write lists as well if I am buying all an author's works.

In reply to an earlier post on 30 Aug 2010 20:15:18 BDT
Louizalass says:
@ M.Dowden: yes, been there done that! It's bad enough buying a book twice because it was probably some while ago I read it first. Despite reading the synopsis prior to purchasing, it takes having to read the first chapter before the bells of familiarity start to ring!

But when publishers change the covers AND change a title, that REALLY annoys me! I mean, what is that all about - changing the title of a book?


Posted on 1 Sep 2010 18:34:05 BDT
M. Dowden says:
Louise, I quite agree with you about changing the book title. I get Karin Slaughter's newsletter and she always says what her book will be called, and if it is different on both sides of the Atlantic she lets you know. I think that is what publishers do, they bring out a new edition with the US title. Why the same book has to have two different titles I do not know, but the same happens with films as well. Also of course if a book has been out for sometime and they make a film or series out of it with a different name, then they re-release the book with a new cover and the new name.

Posted on 3 Sep 2010 00:04:59 BDT
this happens to me all the time some one asked me today who wrote lord of the flies and it took me an hour to remember!!!

Posted on 3 Sep 2010 20:24:53 BDT
I'm glad to know I'm not the only one, as I stand there and stare at the books hoping for one of them to shout it's me! lol I do hate when they change the names or covers of the books, I always end up picking them up and can never decide whether it's the same book I've read or not and yep everytime I see it I pick it up, so frustrating

Posted on 8 Sep 2010 22:43:00 BDT
Polly Dactyl says:
Hi - the internet is now allowing me to find copies of books I read many years ago that I felt I would never have the opportunity to read again. They are a diverse lot. They include an old Man From U.N.C.L.E novel called The Vampire Affair, a Keith Roberts SF novel called The Furies, which is sort of like Day of the Triffids but with giant wasps instead of plants, and a few very early Peter Straub novels, Full Circle, Under Venus, and If You Could See Me Now. Rereading these books and discovering how much I had remembered, forgotten, or imaginatively 'rewritten' is proving to be very entertaining. Now, however, I am looking even further back into the mists of time, and I hope someone out there can help me. I am looking for either a title or the author of a book or series of books, possibly for children (it was a long, long time ago), which featured a dog called Wilberforce. Try as I might, I can't find anything to identify them. A little help?

Posted on 27 Sep 2010 16:28:31 BDT
Unicorn says:
Hello, you are definitely not the only one. I write every book title plus author into my diary once I have read it, at the end. So, if I want to remember someone, I go back to the list. Thank god for Amazon, because it is easy to find half forgotten books. While I browse I add many books to my wish list for further reference. Then you can also keep a list of books you read or want to read on Virtual Bookshelf on Facebook. It also helps to look at the title and author each time you pick up a book. Good luck!

In reply to an earlier post on 3 Oct 2010 14:25:16 BDT
Same here. I have folders full of cuttings, lists, authors names and titles..... often uncordinated or repeated.
Trouble is books are sooo personal, so advice on future good reading is usually a failure. I feel cheated when
buying the same book twice!

Posted on 6 Oct 2010 19:01:32 BDT
M. Dowden says:
My dad has recently got a Kindle, and so I have to keep helping him to remember what authors he likes. : )
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