Sunny Days, Sweeping the Clouds Away

Sik Yinghuhng Juhng Yinghuhng: mutual appreciation between heroes; thinking highly of one another

The last years of the Han dynasty involved periods of great disorder.  Warlords rose against one another in a struggle for supremacy.  It is said that leaders Chouh Chou and Lauh Bei were discussing the heroes of their time when Chouh Chou complimented Lauh Bei by saying, “Now you and I are heroes (yinghuhng).”

My fellow writers are my heroes.  Thank you to Lara Britt who recently gave me the Sunshine Award!  This honor is for those whose positivity and creativity inspire those around them.

The rules of the award are to:

  • Thank the person who gave you this award and link back to them in your post.
  • Tell us some things about yourself.
  • Nominate 10 bloggers.
  • Let these lovely people know they’ve been nominated.

Here are some factoids about myself:

1.  Obsessive library card hoarder; I currently have 7 active library cards for various city/county systems.
2.  My favorite Asian snacks: roasted seaweed, garlic peas, and dried squid
3.  Past hobbies: hula dancing, stamp collecting, and cross stitching  
4.  Movie last seen in a theatre: Dark Knight Rises  
5.  Book just finished reading: Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer’s Between the Lines; Book currently reading: Sophie Kinsella’s I’ve Got Your Number; Book next on the list: George R.R. Martin A Game of Thrones

Ten bloggers to follow:
1. Mona AlvaradoFrazier, for the inner chingona in us all.
2. Bolton Carley for honest and humorous insights.  For a condensed version of her brief rules to life, see her second blog.
3. BookBelle provides great reviews on all your literary cravings.  Her site will be on a brief hiatus while she prepares for her graduation–kudos to her!
4. Danielle Llanes, author of the novel Cut, cooks up stories and cupcakes!
5. At Dumpy Grace Writes a Novel, Susan C. Philpott shares her writing journey through words and drawings.
6. Erika Dreifus offers tips for the modern writer.  Be sure to check out her listings about upcoming markets and job opportunities!
7. Joy’s Book Blog provides a librarian’s view on the writing world.  Drop by just for a chance to see her lovely photos!
8. Poet extraordinaire Khara House challenges and inspires writers to take the next step in their writing career.  (I know she definitely challenged me with her Submit-O-Rama.)
9. Finding Bliss highlights women authors, with a particular nod to indie writers, and offers fabulous tips.
10. Sarah Nego Writes provides thorough writing advice along with peeks at new and compelling YA books. 

Please visit the above bloggers and bask in the sunshine of their wonderful writing!

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  1. Thank you! :)

  2. Wow! Thanks! I have 3 library cards at the moment — I’d have more but there are reciprocal borrowing privileges with some of the others I use.

  3. I love those factoids, I thought I was the only one with more than 2 library cards. What does dried squid taste like? I shall visit the other ‘sunshiney’ bloggers. Thanks.

  4. Also known as cuttlefish. Nommers. I’d have to add arare and wasabi peas to that list. And that’s before we get to the sweets…crack seed, dried fruit, sesame/honey candy, almond cookies…time to go visit Yuan and see what she has on her counter.
    Great choices in blogs. I’m a frequent flyer at most. Have to check out the new-to-mes.

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