Of course, Dr. Johnson, an industrious and most eccentric reader, who confessed to reading few books in their entirety. From an early age, I followed his counsel to Boswell without knowing it. I was too dumb and naïve to know that you don’t necessarily have to read everything, the lousy with the good and great, the ephemeral with the essential. Dave Lull has sent me a link to My Sentimental Library, a blog by Jerry Morris who catalogued Johnson’s undergraduate library at Library Thing. Morris’ post is a nice piece of literary history and scholarly detection. He contributes a new name to my knowledge of Johnsoniana -- Julia Schomberg. A perfunctory online search reveals little about her – she was English and her life straddled the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She numbers among those often anonymous friends of literature who read “from immediate inclination,” among many other reasons.