I used to believe that every book has an objective value. And I used to believe that this value is fixed and universal.

Now, I believe it’s much more useful to say something in this form: this book has this value to this person in this context.

I absolutely agree. Everybody should be comfortable abandoning a book. A book should bring something for you to the table. Not for other people. Everybody has a different context for a book. Contexts might overlap but most of the time they don't.

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