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Memorize an 'Entire' Book: Choose the good parts

You could memorize any book if you really wanted to. Word for word. But unless you’re learning a text, like the Bible or poetry, you don’t need every word. You just need all the important parts. That’s much easier. Like, months of your life easier. The tough part isn’t even the memorizing. It’s choosing which parts to learn. I’ll say that again. The hard part of memorizing an “entire” book isn’t the memorizing.

Case Study: How to (Not) Memorize the Entire Gospel of Mark

UPDATE (2016 July): The Gospel of Mark has nearly 700 verses, and nearly 15,000 words. A few years back, I memorized the entire thing, by verse.