Phase 3: The Value of Fiction

Finally, after many conversations with my readerly friends, I realized that fiction had a place in the literary canon I had prescribed for myself: stories could be useful in developing my imagination! Maybe I could become more creative if I read more fiction. Aha.

I also realized that in order for me to demonstrate how well-read I was, I would have to be familiar with all the books that are so good for cocktail chatter. You know. Those books.