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Happy b[log]irthday to me


I’ve been doing this for a year today! What started off as a little side-project while I was writer-in-residence at the Buddle Findlay Sargeson Centre has taken on a life of its own. There have been two writers-in-residence since – the wonderful Sue Orr (if you haven’t read From Under the Overcoat yet you should! It is very good!), and now Mark Broatch has taken up residence.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog and leaving me comments, or telling me you like it when you see me in person. It gives me such a buzz to get your feedback. And I’ve loved hearing about what books you’ve been reading. At the moment, I’m reading ‘The Crow Road’ by Iain Banks – I know three people who are avid fans of this book.

GIVE-AWAY: I have three copies of Let Me Be Frank, the book, to give away. It’s an A5 stapled 200-page ‘zine of the first five months of this blog, when I used to post every day. I will send it anywhere in the world – just leave your name in the comments and I will draw some lucky winners next Wednesday.

20 Comments leave one →
  1. melissa laing permalink
    05/07/2011 10:06 am

    me me me ! let it be me !

  2. Frances Hansen permalink
    05/07/2011 10:08 am

    H Sarah,

    I would love to win a copy of your zine, I am delivering a new brief to my students next term where the outcome is a zine, yours would be a good graphic example, so put me in the draw!
    See ya on sunday if you are coming for the bush walk, Frances x

    (An EXCELLENT book I have just finished is VORACIOUS edited by Paul mcNally. It is a series of essays by TOP Australian food writers, very Yummy!)

  3. Bianca permalink
    05/07/2011 10:09 am

    Happy Birthday Frankie!

  4. Davina permalink
    05/07/2011 10:21 am

    Happy Birthday – love reading ‘FRANK’ whenever it comes through.

  5. 05/07/2011 10:32 am

    Happy blog birthday Sarah! Congratulations! And what a great idea.

  6. Michael Fletcher permalink
    05/07/2011 10:34 am

    Hey Frank, Happy Birthday! – Let Me Be First (to say so) – and thanks Sarah, it’s been great to read. Can I buy a copy of the book, pse? Michael

  7. Michael Fletcher permalink
    05/07/2011 10:36 am

    …Way to late to be first, I see…:)

  8. 05/07/2011 10:37 am

    Oh hooray, what a wonderful giveaway, I hope I win a copy!

  9. 05/07/2011 11:02 am

    Hooray for you! You’re one helluva inspiring blogger, Sarah x

  10. Emma permalink
    05/07/2011 11:20 am

    OMG, me! Pick me!!!!!!!! *puts arm up primary school style and shakes it so hard it nearly falls out of socket*

    Oh, and happy blog birthday xxx

  11. 05/07/2011 11:52 am

    Love your blog – frankly amazing! Congratulations x

  12. 05/07/2011 1:13 pm

    Love all the blog updates, and have been enjoying listening to Dead People’s Music on the radio too, which spins my mind a little as I’m reading the book at the same time!

  13. 05/07/2011 1:40 pm

    Yes please 🙂
    I would love to have a hard copy of these wonderful comics. Would save me from spending so much time in front of the computer!

    And while we’re sharing book recommendations, 2 of my favourites are Infinite Jest, and anything by Barbara Kingsolver.

  14. 05/07/2011 2:25 pm

    Happy Birthday!
    Looking forward to the next 12 months of Let me be Frank!

  15. 05/07/2011 3:20 pm

    Happy birthday, LMBF! I’m enjoying catching up on past posts (and have I told you how much I love your apple blog?) I do, I do, I do!
    I am currently re-reading I Capture The Castle (Dodie Smith) for the zillionth time. It’s my all-time desert island read, especially in times of gloom, and while I’m not on a desert island at present, things sure have been gloomy lately.
    May the next year’s worth of LMBF turn out as brilliantly as the first,

  16. 05/07/2011 8:16 pm

    Happy birthday! I’d be super stoked to win, if I should be so lucky.

  17. 06/07/2011 4:27 pm

    Love the Frank cake. Happy birthday blog!

  18. helen permalink
    07/07/2011 10:42 am

    Happy one year of wonderment, wit and excellent drawing. xx Helen

  19. 07/07/2011 5:53 pm

    Happy birthday Let Me Be Frank! Thanks for the generous giveaway, I’d love to enter. Oh and book recommendations? I just read Kelly Ana Morey’s Quninie – lots of scandals, intrigue and glamourous drunken parties. It was great!


  20. sonja yelich permalink
    23/08/2011 5:57 pm

    Happy Birthday Uncle Frank. I’ve never had an Uncle like you…
    Today I bought The Little Book Of Saints from World – in Vulcan Lane. I noticed that they had pretty little cup cake plates with either – Mother F***** or Slag or C*** on them. Thought I should just buy a bk instead. First Saint I turned to – to help me win your Let Me Be Frank Zine was Francis Borgia – Patron Saint of Earthquake victims – so I tried again. Now it is Francis De Sales – Patron Saint of Journalists & Writers. He was an aristocrat from Savoy. Frank was an aristocrat from Takapuna – he would like this book. And I would love yours. Well done Sarah, LMBF is brill.

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