"There is only one way to read, which is to browse in libraries and bookshops, picking up books that attract you, 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"

The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing

From the Preface. But I like it. I don’t think I’ve ever abandoned a book though… it never occurred to me you could.