This interview with Philip Gourevitch is mostly about interviewing, but I like this, too:
My guilty pleasure reads are things that are just fabulously written. I donÄôt know how to say it without it being pretentious—IÄôll read a chapter from Moby Dick or Adventures of Huckleberry Finn at random, where the language is just rocketing around, where thereÄôs absolutely no urgency to read it. ItÄôs like putting on one of your great anthem songs. ItÄôs like cranking the stereo.