Oh, hai! I read books, then I write down what I think of them.
I'm not terribly good at keeping many characters straight in books but once they actually start doing something I usually manage to remember who is who. While reading this book, 100 pages from the end, I had to flip back and re-read the garden party scene near the beginning where everybody is introduced because there were several names who apparently exist for no other purpose than "because E.Nesbitt had that many kidders". The writing was good and there were interesting bits which got me hooked at the start, but it was a slog to get through and I can't recommend it.