There is only one way to read, which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, and reading only those, dropping them when they bore you, skipping the parts that drag - and never, never reading anything because you feel you ought, or because it is part of a trend or a movement. Remember that the book which bores you when you are twenty or thirty will open doors for you when you are forty or fifty - and vice-versa. Don't read a book out of its time for you.
[I think this quote is quite possibly the truest thing I've ever come across regarding books and reading.]
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
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Tuesday, October 18, 2016
This is a pretty good list of titles, but I see one that is missing - Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. It's such and incredibly wintery book, I'm wondering what other ones they might have left out.