Mandy Brown, of Working Library, on being a critic:

Criticism is the means by which an ideology is promoted and distributed with the aim of making the world a better place. Each critic may have a different idea of what that “better place” may be like (meaning, they may have different, and even conflicting, ideologies), but the methods and nature of their goals are always the same. To judge the critic, then, you must judge her vision of what the world should be.

She’s quickly become one of my favorite reads. Though it often takes me a few minutes to really grok what she’s talking about.