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Jan 1Liked by Hoang Samuelson

I appreciate all of your writing — no matter what you're writing about. I agree with Ruth and Marg: No need to choose between books and food. And I look forward to your new projects!

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Thanks Mark! I appreciate your nice words :-)

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Thanks for the mention, Hoang! I have always appreciated your candor about your life, including the difficult parts, I know that’s not easy to do. Food and books are great interests—you needn’t choose between them. I’ve often found I can feed both passions at once in great cookbooks and in books where food is a prominent player (In Louise Penny mysteries, for example). Enjoyed your lists too. Wishing you and your adorable family great good fortune in 2024!

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I totally agree Ruth. For some reason I always thought you had to pick a niche or something to write about (which only added to my confusion ;-/ ) since that's what people tend to do here on Substack, but then I realized that it's less about topics and more about my "voice." Thanks for your continued support!

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Well some people do stick to their chosen niche, but really, if you have something to say and an interesting voice, people will tune in, whatever the subject--and may even appreciate it when you veer “off course.” It’s your blog to do with as you please. I will definitely keep reading!

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I couldn't agree more. No need to decide between books and food. They can live very happily together.

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Thanks for the mention Hoang! I enjoy your writing and I'm happy to see you back!

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Thanks Gayla!

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Jan 1Liked by Hoang Samuelson

Hello my friend and thanks for the shout-out. I loved reading your 'best of' lists. Lots of great suggestions for reading and viewing. Wishing you all the very best in 2024. I have a feeling it's going to be a good year for you (and hopefully all your readers).

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Thank you, Marg as always. I have high hopes for 2024!

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