Tag: Be Frank With Me

My 10 Most Recent Acquisitions! (Because Clearly I Can’t Stop)

My 10 Most Recent Acquisitions! (Because Clearly I Can’t Stop)

Posted January 21, 2020 in Bookish Things, Memes // 2 Comments

Christmas and the general winter months tend to add a lot of books to my bookshelf. I don’t do it on purpose.  I just have zero chill.  I end up spoiling myself for Christmas, plus there’s my annual SantaThing haul which is always an unexpected surprise.  I have a running list of “to buy” titles based on audiobooks I’ve read and want to own in hardcopy… that certainly contributes.  I also jump on the Audible bandwagon every January, when the monthly subscription is less than $10, and I hold until the end of the trial period. So, needless to say, […]

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The June Wrap Up:  With Movies, MasterClass, & SO MANY BOOKS

The June Wrap Up: With Movies, MasterClass, & SO MANY BOOKS

Posted July 1, 2019 in Checking In // 5 Comments

Happy July everyone! This month reminds me of picnics and spending summers at the lake by my family.  We didn’t have a lake house or anything, but there was a really nice beach in bicycling distance and there were some summers when we were there every day. Ah, life was so much simpler when I was twelve. Intense haul this month, mostly due to BookCon on June 1st, and a whole lot of ARCs?  Seriously, y’all are going to be drowning in book reviews in September because most of these books are published in September/October.  I’m both sorry for the […]

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April Showers Bring May… Showers? – The May Wrap Up!

April Showers Bring May… Showers? – The May Wrap Up!

Posted May 27, 2019 in Checking In // 4 Comments

I cannot TELL you guys how happy I am that all the chaos of May has died down and here we are on the brink of summer.  I’ve been working really hard to get back into the flow of things – moving really messes up my mental schedule.  I’ve got a buuunch of posts to write up in the next few weeks but we’re going to make it a good one. Plus, I’m just really excited that summer is rolling around.  I’m not normally a summer person, but New England weather is wonky and we’ve had says that are 35F following […]

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Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne

Be Frank With Me by Julia Claiborne

Posted May 6, 2019 in Reviews // 0 Comments

Frank Banning is a nine-year-old aficionado of 1940s musicals with an eccentric writer mother.  When Alice comes to stay and keep an eye on Mimi whole she writes her new book, Frank is apprehensive of this stranger in his home.  But with time, patience, and trust, the two become fast friends. While it is never expressly discussed in the book, it’s clear to me that Frank Banning is somewhere on the autism scale.  He’s a sweet child and extraordinarily smart, spouting facts at every turn and requiring reminders for certain social queues.  His mother is ill-equipped to help him survive […]

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