Karen’s New Year Resolutions, All About Writing And Reading, Because She Is A Nerd:

1: Read all of Shakespeare’s plays that I haven’t read.

Even the really boring history plays that go on forever and everyone is named after their title not their name and it gets super confusing because later on there are different people with the same title and omg do we hate Gloucester or like him right now?

I want to do this because, what the hell, why not, I have read about half of them anyway in the course of my nerdy education/drama days. So fill out the course! Get my Shakespeare merit badge! Discourse knowledgeably on King John!

2: Read the Brontes.

Internets, I have tried to read Jane Eyre four times. The first three times I stalled out somewhere in the “being tormented by my cousins” chapters, and decided that I hated it. But I could not give up, because numerous people I respect have told me that honestly, Karen, honestly! It gets better! One day, you will be in the right head space for this book and you will love it.

This week, I have made it to Thornfield Hall.

Internets, I love Jane Eyre.

And I am assured that I will love Villette and Agnes Grey and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall, and that I can get through Wuthering Heights by mocking the hell out of it. So okay! Yeah! Bronte merit badge, here we come.

3: Blog every day

Oh boy. Okay.

Internets, in 2011, also known as 20-don’t-let-the-door-hit-your-ass-on-the-way-out-11, my blogging fell by the wayside a bit. Not that I didn’t blog, but I didn’t blog often. I also feel I blogged a little less substantially than I have done in previous years. I have been blogging since 2000 – although obviously everything I wrote before 2005 was total shit which is why it will never see the light of day again – and I feel I have more or less got the hang of it.

SO I am going to try to say something every day that it is possible (ie, 24 hour plane trips obviously rule that out, also if I get the flu, also my day starts when I get up and ends when I go to bed, which does not mesh with the 24 hour “day” cycle very often). But under normal circumstances, I think that I have at least one thing a day that is worth saying.

And that is it!

Internets, I solemnly swear to you that I will keep to these resolutions unless I get super bored or don’t like doing them.

Did you make any resolutions, Internets?

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