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On Cultural-ness and a Low Key Hiatus, and BHM

Hi friends! If you haven’t noticed … we’ve been pretty quiet at ALBTALBS lately, and it’s just … I’ve got a lot going on and I can’t even remember if I put the blog on hiatus – and I do want to say it’s not going to look like that at all for the next few weeks … but then we’ll be back to a few posts.

First of all … pretend this went live the date listed. Continue reading

Happy New Year, Bunnies!

Nope – not a typo. Didja know it’s the Lunar New Year? Which is pretty much one of the most amazing holidays ever. Why? You eat a ton of excellent food, and get money. And you don’t have to go to work or school. Ah, wouldn’t it be nice to be in East Asia right now? (Or any Asian country that celebrates it… although wikipedia wants to complicate things…)

So this is the year of the rabbit. In the [Chinese] zodiac you can either be a mouse, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, ram, monkey, rooster, dog, or boar. It’s based on what year you were born. You can read more about it for really basic stuff. (Cuz we all know everything wiki says is true, and that it’s the penultimate expert yeah?) Anyway, all you rabbits out there, this is your special year. So if you are one, personally I think you should go make a big deal about it. Tell your spouse/significant other, family, friends, etc, that you expect something good for your birthday in 2011 ;).

Anyway, I’m worn out and in light of … well, all recent events – I’m going to cut this short. However, I do have some things to share. Bookwise, my friend Cathie will be posting some of her reviews here, which I’m totally excited about. The first one will go live next week. So now you have something to look forward to 😉

And then, in light of it being the year of the rabbit… I have a question for you. Can you think of any romances that have rabbits? They don’t need to feature them, but it’s got to be more than a single mention. And no, a blip of the characters f*cking like bunnies doesn’t count either 😛

So go on, stay warm for those of you hit by storms in the US; stay dry for those of you in the path of the storm Down Under, and those of you in other various parts of the world… stay safe.

And since I brought up the whole holiday issue… Do you like Chinese food? Or other Asian cuisine? Are you doing anything to celebrate this “holiday?” Did you know about it? Annnndddd imagine you were going to feast. What would you have? I know there are certain lucky or traditional New Years dishes – black eyed peas, pork and sauerkraut… can you think of any auspicious dishes? Or you know- whatever you’d want to eat, because enjoying a meal is always a good thing.

Oh yes – and 恭喜發財, 新禧快樂!!! <3

*ETA: Shiloh Walker is doing a really important charity drive. All you have to do is comment at her blog. I’ll talk more on this on Saturday as well.