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Monday, January 23, 2012

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Yay I am only 13 books behind in my review (9 fiction and 4 non-fiction). Well for the 2011 books I read anyway. I have another 4 (including 1 NDF) to review yet for 2012. But at least I am catching up, as it had been over 20 books behind for a long time!

Part of the reason was probably because I am reading rather slow this year, so I am not as many books behind. So far in January, I'd only finished 3 books, and had another 2 DNF. I am about half way through my current book, A Tiger in the Kitchen: A Memoir of Food and Family by Cheryl Lu-Lien Tan. So I will finish at least 4 books this month (and if I read something fast/short after that, I may be able to squeeze in another one). This is far less than my usual 8 books on average. Ah well, quality over quantity.

It's also Chinese New Year today! Happy Chinese New Year to those who celebrate it! There is not much atmosphere here though. I do miss the food... maybe next year I'd make more of an effort to celebrate it. I was thinking of going to the Asian grocery store for something, but it had been cold / road conditions hadn't been the best, so we abandoned that idea.

Kitties are doing well. Sometimes I wondered if Sesame should have been called Sesa-you instead of Sesa-me since he is quite "me-centered" :) He doesn't like you petting him if he doesn't want you to, but you'd better pet him when he wants it! Though I should learn from him - everything is a toy to him. The whole house is like Disneyland according to him. Empty boxes? Yay! Plastic pen? Yay! Toilet paper roll? Yay! If we could only have such an optimistic outlook and find fun in everything.



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12 comments:

  1. That describes my cat exactly :) When she wants to be petted, she's very insistent. And when she doesn't, she lets you know!

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    1. They definitely have their own minds don't they! It's so true when they said people own dogs, but cats own people! :)

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  2. I'm looking forward to hearing what you thought of a Tiger in the Kitchen! Happy Chinese New Year to you too :)

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    1. I am enjoying Tiger, especially when she talked about making Chinese New Year treats! Though it was more Teochow food which I don't know much about (she's from Singapore).

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  3. Yay for catching up so fast! And I wish I had your cat's always-positive attitude too.

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    1. It's hard for me to be positive when the cats keep stealing our stuff (pens, nail clippers etc) to play! :)

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  4. Me too, I'm curious what you think of a Tiger in the kitchen! Seems very interesting!
    Happy New Year of the Dragon :)

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    1. It is interesting so far, I just haven't much time to read...

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  5. I hope you had a great time celebrating the new year Chinese style but without the food :-)

    You made me laugh about Sesa-you hahaha funny.

    Note - glad I can comment again, I don't know what happened.

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    1. I am glad you can comment again too, that was weird!

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  6. Hello! It's okay to be behind. New year. Start out slow, take your time.

    My cat is crazy. he goes after my son. Jealous much?

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    1. I hope your cat won't hurt your son! Yeah I am definitely going to take my time so I can enjoy reading, and not make it a chore.

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