I’ve always struggled with not being able to recall books perfectly. It’s why I created this project. That still doesn’t get me there, but it lets me feel satisfied that I’ve extracted the key wisdom from the text.
With a few exceptions (mostly fiction I imagine) I don’t think I’d ever re-read a book. Not if I’ve read it correctly the first time. And especially not if I’ve captured it into my reading project.
For learning something practical, I really do feel as if capturing and reading should be connected. If you can’t summarize what you just read, did you really read it at all?