Obviously, what you do on the first morning you’re feeling better after a cold, is to sit and go through your LibraryThing and Goodreads histories, cross-referencing to blog reviews and spreadsheets.
Anyway in the process I discovered a load of books I had totally forgotten I had read. By this I don’t just mean I didn’t remember what I thought of the book, but that if you’d asked me, I would have said that I’d never read it. Even looking at my records, I don’t remember reading the book, despite having given them good marks! They include (links to reviews!):
The Kingmaker’s Daughter by Philippa Gregory – 8/10
The Memory Keeper’s Daughter by Kim Edwards – 7/10
Elsewhere by Gabrielle Zevin – 8/10
Gods Behaving Badly by Marie Phillips – 7/10
Does this happen to anyone else?
(buying a book you have forgotten that you own is totally normal and acceptable, right?)