... Dan Green agrees and disagrees with Eliza:End of Week Pronouncements. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)
I think Eliza's point is simply that it is better to read than not and that we ought not to be taken to task because what we read doesn't measure up to someone else's high-falutin' standard. Reading is a co-creative act. A mediocre book may well stimulate a first-rate imaginative response in a reader whose imagination might well not be sparked by Swann's Way. So what?