But after reading Nabokov's piece ['Good Readers and Writers'], I wonder if it would be more beneficial to me as a reader...and as a person...to abandon my list for a bit and go back and reread books.
As a consumer of books, would I be doing an injustice to those long ago critically acclaimed authors by leaving them behind for a reread of 'Where the Red Fern Grows' or ' Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close'? Part of me feels this need to read those books constantly alluded to; those books always mentioned. And I feel like now is the time I can do that. But if I do read these 'classics', what am I giving up in the process? Does reading a lot of books make someone a better reader, because they are more comfortable with writing? Or does reading a select number of books..reread them, reread them, reread them...make someone a better reader?
I think the main question any of us have to ask ourselves [as readers of any type of text] is do we want to allow ourselves the time to reread?