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what does William Phelps mean when he wrote the quote "I divide readers into two classes; those who read to remember and those who read to forget.

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    Thank you for using the Jiskha Homework Help Forum. Sometimes when you want to know more about a certain subject, you read about it or if you have had a certain experience, you read someone else's thoughts about it to remember your experience better. Other times, you have a lot of worries, and pick up a book to read so you can concentrate on something else.

    Just think about when you read and why and I'm sure the meaning will come to you.

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    Reading can be both a learning process - in which you are reading to remember- or a relaxation, in which you are reading to get rid of the trials and tribulations of the day.

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