It's 2012, and my literary resolutions are to blog & write more, and to read books I've had that are gathering dust on my bookshelves. These dozen or so books are like orphaned puppies; they want attention, and soon. I hope to venture to places created by Charles Dickens & Jane Austen, and read a book of short stories, something I've never done before.  When it's winter, there is nothing more relaxing than tuning out the world, and reading.  Literary adventures await, and I plan to enjoy the journey.