Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The year so far ...

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Happy Lunar New Year to everyone who celebrated this past weekend.

As for what I've been reading in this Year of the Snake so far* ... not a whole lot, but what I have read has been great.

Friday, February 01, 2013

Another Year Gone By

On January 31, 2006 I posted here for the very first time. This means that In Spring it is the Dawn is now 7 years old! Can you believe it? I know I've said it before, but I will say it again - Thank you so much to everyone who kept in touch with me during my hiatus (on Facebook, or Twitter, or by email) and to everyone that never gave up encouraging me to return. It's because of you and your friendship that I'm here! Since I have only just begun blogging again after more than a year away, and since I didn't celebrate the blog's anniversary last year, I think I'll actually count this as the 6th Blogiversary. But regardless of the math, I think this calls for a giveaway!

To commemorate Tony's first (annual?) January in Japan event, and Bellezza's Japanese Literature Challenge 6, both of which, sadly, have just concluded, one lucky winner will get the Japanese Literature title of their choice*.