My Travel Plans for Summer 2017

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I try to make as many trips as I can through a year, but sadly, it’s hard to save up enough money to achieve ALL of my dreams (I have quite a few). That’s why last year wasn’t that wild in the travel department. This year isn’t going to be a whole year around the globe either, but at least a summer through Canada.

And Canada is a big country, to say the least.

Here’s where I plan to go.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Book Trends You’re Tired of

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Top Five Wednesday was created by gingerreadslainey and is now hosted by Thoughts on Tomes ! Visit the Goodreads group if you’re interested in joining! This week’s topic is:

February 8th: Book Trends You’re Tired Of

What are some things you are tired of seeing that are trends in publishing? Maybe something that pops up on a lot of covers these days, or the popularity of certain tropes in a particular genre? Let it out!

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Book Club – February

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If you want to join me, the rules are simple: I announce the book we’ll be reading on the 1st day of each month and we start sharing our impressions of it in a new post that I’ll publish on the 20th. (Sometimes the 21st because I’m a wild and untamed procrastinator.) (If you want to make a review of the book on your blog feel free to link it in the comments on the 20th so we can all share and talk books and love life and be awesome.) (For more info, click here.)

Now comes the time to announce the book of February! Continue reading “Book Club – February”

My Travels of 2016

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You’ll have noticed, 2016 wasn’t a big travel year for me. I worked and studied a lot, and I sure crave and plan for 2017 to be ALL about travelling, but that’s not what this post is about. This is about the few trips I found the time to make last year, usually not too far from home, but nothing short of amazing. Continue reading “My Travels of 2016”

2017 Reading Challenge

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2016 did not go as well as I’d hoped. Most of the TBR on my list remain unread, and I only read about 40 books in total. Overall, it was a good year anyway, because I read some REALLY great books, which you can have a peek at over here.

But 2016 is behind. Let’s focus on the year ahead! I have three goals for 2017. Continue reading “2017 Reading Challenge”

Book Club – January

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HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!

I wish you all a wonderful year, full of travels and books. (At least, those are my plans for 2017.)

It’s a new year, but the Book Club continues.

If you want to join me, the rules are simple: I announce the book we’ll be reading on the 1st day of each month and we start sharing our impressions of it in a new post that I’ll publish on the 20th. Continue reading “Book Club – January”

My Top 10 Books of 2016

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2016 flew by, and I unfortunately didn’t read as many books as I had hoped. On the bright side, I did read a LOT of great books, and let me tell you sitting down to pick only ten of them was no piece of cake.

Some of them I read during my online Book Club, some are sequels to series I started in 2015 (or 2016). Anyway, here they are:

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Book Discussion: The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

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I’m late, I’m late! I know I’m late; life is a little bit crazy lately, but I actually finished the The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian in the first days of December. It took me only two days to finish it; a great read!

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Weekend in New York

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As some of you may know, my sister and I won a free trip to New York in November, and I made this very elaborate list of things to do in the Big Apple but there’s just SO MUCH things to do in this amazing city, one weekend wasn’t enough. Still, here’s what I managed to do. Continue reading “Weekend in New York”

Book Club – December

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How is it December already people? Seriously, HOW?

I hope you all had a great November month, I sure had fun in New York and I can’t wait to post about it! But for now let’s focus on the matter at hand: YA BOOKS!

If you want to join me, the rules are simple: I announce the book we’ll be reading on the 1st day of each month and we start sharing our impressions of it in a new post that I’ll publish on the 20th. (Sometimes the 21st because I’m a wild and untamed procrastinator.) (If you want to make a review of the book on your blog feel free to link it in the comments on the 20th so we can all share and talk books and love life and be awesome.) (For more info, click here.) Continue reading “Book Club – December”

Book Discussion: Illuminae

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My, oh my, I was NOT ready for this.

So there’s an interstellar war, a deadly virus outbreak, a stressful countdown, a control-freak computer messing up everything, and two in-love teenagers trying to find each other back through this whole mess. That’s Illuminae, by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman. Continue reading “Book Discussion: Illuminae”

Book Discussion: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

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Hello fellow readers!

So…… I’m afraid my reading slump is swallowing me whole. I keep starting books that I don’t finish and I HATE MYSELF for it but my mind is everywhere lately with a couple of writing projects I’m really excited about and I felt like sharing this.

That being said.

I did finish the book of the month (of course I did, what did you think? That I was a coward? NO! I read it in like two days) and I’m really excited to talk about it with you! So let’s start this!

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5 Reflections + Quotes on Travel

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5 of my Reflections

When I don’t like the girl that I am, I catch a plane and leave her behind. Not once have I come back from a trip the same as when I left.

 

 

Travelling is discovering new things, but also reminiscing about old dreams, and realizing they still matter.

 

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Blog Birthday Tag

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A year. My blog is one year old.

How does a year go by so quickly? It still feels like this blogging thing is new to me, like I have no clue what I’m doing out here, and yet I’ve been running this website for a whole year. And I like to think it’s a big deal.

So first, I’m going to celebrate tonight. Yep, I’m going out and making a toast to the very first anniversary of Audrey Writes Abroad and I’ll think about all of you guys.

And second, I’m going to humbly say that I am proud as hell.

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Book Discussion: Everything, Everything

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Hello, fellow readers!

I hope it’s a better reading month for you than it is for me! I have so many new things going on in September with school, and a new job, and my sister getting married and me saying that I would of course make her wedding dress and now there’s only a few days left and I’m freaking ooooouuuuut!

But it was important for me to fulfil my blogging promises and to share my impressions of Nicola Yoon’s first novel, Everything, Everything, so here I am!

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Want to See as TV Shows

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Top 5 Wednesday is created by Gingerreadslainey. Each week there is a new bookish topic, where everyone can join and create their top 5 list. More info on the Top 5 Wednesday goodreads group.

This week’s topic:

BOOKS YOU WANT TO SEE AS TV SHOWS

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Book Club – September

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Hello fellow readers!

Do you want to join me in my reading of the month? The rules are simple: I announce the book we’ll be reading on the 1st day of each month and we start sharing our impressions of it in a new post that I’ll publish on the 20th. (Sometimes the 21st because I’m a wild and untamed procrastinator.) (For more info, click here.)

Now comes the time to announce the book of September! Continue reading “Book Club – September”

Top 5 Wednesday: Books You Want to Read Before the End of the Year

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Top 5 Wednesday is created by Gingerreadslainey. Each week there is a new bookish topic, where everyone can join and create their top 5 list. More info on the Top 5 Wednesday goodreads group.

This week’s topic:

BOOKS YOU WANT TO READ BEFORE THE END OF THE YEAR

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