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When I made my Millenium List, I still believed that if I carefully selected a book as worthy of reading, I should finish it. I no longer adhere to that creed. Life is too short to read every great book, and it is not my responsibility to every author to finish their book! However, it is my responsibility to search out wonderful books and try to read as many of them as I can.
Obviously, I lean heavily on the classics that have retained their popularity longer than a few years, but there are wonderful books being published all the time. I also tend to read all the books written by my favorite authors, once I become a fan. It is no secret that I have been a Willa Cather fan since I sneaked a book out of a box of books my brother brought home from college when I was eight. It was "My Antonia," and I also favor "O Pioneers," and "One of Ours," although they are not necessarily the ones critics rank highest. I also like Barbara Kingsolver, and I have read all of her books. The first months of Covid I decided to read all of the "Harry Potter" books chronologically. That was great fun.