Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Encountering the great unread

"People shouldn't worryabout disliking books widely accepted as great, or avoiding them for decades. They should wait for that stage when they are ready for the book, for it will come. I have read with such excess all my life that I could always use the excuse that I had another book on the go. I didn't know this when I was young, but I would still have plenty of time to encounter the great unread." -Heather Mallick, "Lessing is More"