I'm still an amateur at writing fiction, so the question is tailored for someone like me who wants to learn the craft. Simply put, is reading bad books a good idea when trying to learn? Of course, you need a point of view when determining whether what you're reading is bad. But for someone who hasn't yet mastered the basics, is there any benefit in doing it? Because maybe you can inherently know the flaws in a work, but you judge a book as "bad" after having read your share of "good" books.