I posted something along these lines to the writing list a few days ago, and I kept meaning to write some sort of bah humbag post about new years eves and new years resolutions (because thats my M.O. about holidays.) But then I realized that somehow it was already New Years Eve, and that I'd end up posting my non-resolution at the same time that everyone was posting theirs, so... whatever. Here we are.
Truth is I think the January 1 marker is a sort of lame beginning of the new year. I think August/September is a much better point in the year (at least in the northern hemisphere). I can't decide if it's the academic or the jew, but whichever, I tend to do most of the resolutioning then, and often pretty much ignore Janurary 1. Tonight, I'm siting at home doing the same thing I always do. But that's the way I am.
So anyway, the resolution.
This year, I'm going to create a file called "read.txt" and list the books that I read as I read them. While I've been reading more in the last year, and this is a good thing, I still think that I need to read more. I hope that by tracking the books--just the titles and authors, too much work and I'll loose interest--I'll read more. What's more, I think that I often read more than I think I do, I just never seem to remember it in the moment. Having a list will help this.
That's all. I want to write in the new year, but I'm doing that now, so no use to resolve to do it. So I'm done.
See you on the flip side.