September 4, 2022

Almost the rule of fifty

At The New York Times, Mo Willems tells how he enlarges his exposure to new kinds of books.

Disappointing, overrated, just not good: What book did you feel as if you were supposed to like, and didn’t? Do you remember the last book you put down without finishing?

Somewhere along the line I liberated myself from the idea that I have to finish every book I start, instantly enlarging my exposure to new kinds of books.

A book doesn’t have to be to my taste to be “good.”