Maybe this is weird, but I mentally rehearse explaining interesting points to an imaginary interlocutor as I read. I also try to use genuinely interesting points in conversation within a few days, if possible. And I pretty much always write very brief notes on what I’ve read, preferably but less often in an amusing form in, say, an email to a friend, but at a minimum in a short Goodreads review.. Le commencer. Terminer la paire de petits chaussons. Se…