I had once heard Girish Karnad say that translating or adapting a work was an attempt to own it. When you feel jealous that you did not write that excellent book, you want to own it somehow. It was probably said in jest, but only half so.
Curating and publishing good content is the same for me. It lets me own good writing in some sense. There is much of it around, but is camouflaged by the glut of mediocre content in the Internet era. Worth a Read is an attempt to swim past the tide and find some real gems.