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About frankie

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    Helsinki, Finland
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  1. I've started reading A Boy Made of Blocks by Keith Stuart. It's about a father and his autistic son, and his attempt to connect with him. Very good so far!
  2. Frankie reads 2017

    I'm sorry I made you feel worried! And don't apologize for being the way you are! These days I'm here rather irregularly. I used to be more on here but then work got in the way ( ) and then there was the move and stuff. I'm very irregular in many ways these days, the only constant is work. Back when I was with my (now ex) boyfriend, I told him that if something happened to me, he should tell Kylie and Kylie could then let people on here know what was what. Sadly I don't have said boyfriend anymore Should anything happen to me, I think somebody would be smart enough to say something on my FB feed and then someone would 'leak' it on BCF. But don't worry, I've never even broken a bone before! I'm boring that way In Finnish we have this saying, "What could kill a bad one?" I've skimmed through EI myself and it seems really interesting! I like reading real-life examples as well. I've also tried reading TLF a few times but couldn't get too far with it. I think it's going to be a disappointment, but I'm still determined to read it at some point! You are absolutely correct, I have read the book and we did discuss it When I found a cheap copy of the book at the book fair I had to buy it because I want to re-read the book at some point! I have very fond memories of the novel
  3. Rory Gilmore's Book List Challenge

    Today I finished my first Rory Gilmore read of the year. It was Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry and I did not like it at all. I can't remember how this work is referred to in the series: whether it's the actual novel or the movie that was mentioned. Or just a character in either two. But I have a feeling it's the mother of the novel that got the book/movie to the list. I have a feeling this is a rare occasion of the movie being better than the book.
  4. I have finally finished Terms of Endearment by Larry McMurtry. It was not at all what I expected. I have no idea what to read next.
  5. Linda Gillard

    Sorry for the really late reply, Inver, I've not been actively on the forum for about a month. The books I have to read by are A Lifetime Burning and Star Gazing.
  6. Herman Koch

    It must be the same book! I can't wait to get to it. I'm sure there's a long line of reservations before me, but I'm too scared to take a look to see just how many there are.
  7. Bridget Jones III on the Way

    Oh crap, I'm sad to see you didn't like the book either
  8. Little Pixie`s Bookshelf 2017

    Meryl Streep is always brilliant She's amazing! I'm glad to hear you liked the book! It brings me hope
  9. What cheered you up today?

    ^ That was wonderful!
  10. Alexander's Literary Odyssey 2017

    Yes, that would be slightly odd What a funny coincidence! You have my deepest sympathies for having to have dealt with that comment! It's just mind boggling. Exactly!! I mean I don't think the person in this case did it on purpose, but people should be more tolerant and more open minded. But I suppose that's too much to ask! I read everyone's subsequent comments in the thread, a very interesting conversation! I'm happy to report that I went to a Book Fair this week and there were teenagers who were giddy about finding particular books they'd been looking for! No, there weren't hundreds of them, but there were some! Sigh! I hope he learns to keep quiet the next time he sees you with a book. Great review! I read this books a few years ago and I felt the same way about it. I could just feel the build up, but then what happened was such a huge disappointment. Although I have to say, even though I was disappointed with the novel back when I read it, the book's stayed in my mind all these years. I saw a cheap copy of it at the book fair and almost bought it. I think a re-read might make a difference. I read about you and visiting the cemetery. I don't know what to say. Sending hugs!
  11. Frankie reads 2017

    I really want to watch the movie again now! I wish they did a movie marathon of Meryl Streep's movies on TV some weekend!!
  12. The table cloth looks really beautiful! I love the colors I knew you must have gotten books as presents and I wondered why you hadn't posted a list of them! Like Alexander said, you shouldn't worry about what people think of your TBR list. I'm sure most of us are just like you We all know just how exciting it is to get new books! Besides, you read a lot of books per year, which means that you're reading so and so many books off your TBR per year already! If anyone 'deserves' more books for the TBR on here it's you And we all like to see which books people have been acquiring!
  13. How many books have you read this year?

    Only 32 I think. This is my lowest number in years. In over a decade, I'm sure!
  14. Oh Jänet It must be terrible. I had a few unwritten reviews, but I have been keeping up with all lists and stuff. I feel like the spreadsheets are more difficult, because there's so much to consider! Not that coming up for stuff for the reviews is a piece of cake. It's also a case of getting harder and harder to get back on track the further you've slipped! At least Kylie will be happy to see you and your spoon!
  15. The Last Film You Saw - 2017

    I do not know. She's talented and amazing. The last movie I watched was The Intervention. It was okay.