"In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you."Mortimer J. Adler, philosopher, educator and author (1902-2001)
There are book memes going around; the kind where people ask you to list the top 10/25/100 books that you've read. I can never do it. My problem is not the lack of reading good books - it is remembering the titles and authors of those books. I've learned over the years that the books whose titles I remember are the ones that "got through to me" in some fashion. It is doubtful I can remember what I liked about it or how it got through to me - but no doubt it did.
It is the same for lists of movies and when asked, I can only name one: Dr. Zhivago.
However, if I see your lists - I will be heard to say..."Oh, yes, I remember that one....or I loved it.... or hated it.....or wished it had ended differently." Why I can't remember them without prompting, I'll never know - but it makes me feel sort of dumb that I can't rattle them off easily. What about you?
Recently, I was asked to list the songs on my iPod. I have no iPod and I don't want one. The older I get, the more I prize silence. That doesn't mean that I don't listen to music - I do - especially in the car. I have tapes, CDs and old LPs. None of them gets heard as often as I might like, but definitely when I like - and not directly in my ears. Judging from the numbers of people I see with wires hanging out of their ears, I am in the minority!