The hoopla and hangovers have come and gone, and it is now officially 2007. I’m somewhat in denial about this; mostly I think it should still be 1998 or so. Regardless of my opinions about the passing of the years, however, it’s a new year, and it’s time to think about those pesky resolutions. Perhaps you’ve decided that this is the year you’re finally going to quit smoking, or maybe you’re going to watch more westerns, but unless you’re one of those people who don’t believe in new year’s resolutions, you probably have a few goals for 2007.
But beyond your vow to make friends with your treadmill this year, what sort of literary resolutions have you made? Will you read a book a week? Finally clear your schedule for In Search of Lost Time? Write the novel you’ve been dreaming of for years? Head down to Kinko’s and print your chapbook? Make an effort to get published? Or, like Sienna Miller, are you planning to start a fashion line inspired by the Beats? (I do hope that it’ll include Ginsberg beards.)
As for me, well, I’m going to keep reading the classics, because it is my calling. I’m also going to squeeze in some non-classics and work on reading more books that weren’t sent to me in the mail by Levi. So, how about you? Spill it.