The main difference that differentiates a good reader from the rest is the devotion he puts into the books he reads. In order to be a good reader, it is almost synonymous to be dedicated to reading books. It is important that one should have a large collection of books that they have already read, “What a scholar one might be if one knew well only some half a dozen books.” (1) Without a dedication to reading books, one cannot hope to become a good reader. Being a good reader also means to “have time to acquaint ourselves with it.” (3) Reading a book should not be a quick event to partake, in fact, it is said that “a good reader ... is a rereader.” (3) When reading a book, it is simply not enough to read it once, a good reader must first devote their time to the “physical work” of reading and rereading a work so that they are able to reach the point of “artistic appreciation” that cannot be achieved with just one quick reading. (3) An important part of being a good reader is to be able to maintain an “artistic harmonious balance between the reader’s mind and the author’s mind.” “We must see things and hear things, we must visualize the rooms, the clothes, the manners of an author’s people.” (4) This task of being aware of the author’s mind requires dedication and the ability to “notice and fondle details” (1) A good reader must be devoted to the point that he can reach an artistic understanding of the images and ideas through careful reading of the details inside the book. All of this which defines a good reader can be achieved through the devotion of rereading books.