In this weekend’s Wall Street Journal there’s an article by Roger Kimball about John Gross, who recently passed away. Don’t know John Gross? You’re not alone: he was an anthologist, editor, reviewer, and apparently much more. And, he had an insatiable appetite for reading.
The article is brief and worth your review, as it may serve to spark your own interest in doing more reading; I know it has for me. One quote from the article is worth mentioning: “In his memoir, Gross casually cited ‘curiosity’ as the prod for his reading.” I think this is one of the reasons I enjoy reading so much, and enjoy reading about diverse topics.
I often need a role model to get me going. January is traditionally the month for resolutions, and many of us set goals for reading. Well, John Gross could very well be that role model for me. Again, please take a moment to read the brief article; hope you enjoy it.