2018 Reading Challenge

So I read 48 books this year, thus failing my goodread goal of 50, haha. But I still think it’s a lot considering how much travelling I did this year. (I don’t read as much when I’m travelling.) And also, I read an incredible amount of GREAT books this year so I feel accomplished, haha.

I have a LOT of travel plans for 2018 (Greece, Montenegro, Italy, Mexico, and small trips in Canada) so I’m going to try to stay realistic with my reading goals. Continue reading “2018 Reading Challenge”

2017 in Writing

I’m not going to lie, 2017 was a great year for me. I read great books, I travelled to great places, and I wrote a lot. Here are my writing accomplishments of the year.

1. I completed a certificate in Creative Writing with the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies. (For a girl who dropped out of school 4 times, this is HUGE.)

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Blog Birthday – Giveaway

My blog is two years old!

Two years of sharing my travels, my favorite books, and my writing with you guys. I’ve had slumps, and I won’t pretend there weren’t moments when I wondered what was even the point of blogging, but I’m so glad I kept going.

Because you guys are amazing.

Every like and every comment always brightens up my day. So what better way to thank my awesome readers than by doing a giveaway? Continue reading “Blog Birthday – Giveaway”

Blogger Recognition Award

The wonderful, wonderful Jasmine, from readingwithjax nominated me for the lovely Blogger Recognition Award. (Everybody, go check out her blog! You can thank me later!)

The rules:

1. Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
2. Write a post to show your award.
3. Give a brief story of how your blog started.
4. Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
5. Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
6. Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

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Book Club – March


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 March! Continue reading “Book Club – March”

Blog Birthday Tag


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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Now on Twitter

Hello, everyone!

Just a small announcement to let you all know I’m now officially on Twitter @AudreyFrancisP, where I’ll be posting bookish stuff and a few travel pictures. I finally did it! I’m on Twitter!


If any of you has a Twitter account as well, let me know via comments so we can follow each other and continue to share, or simply follow me on Twitter and I’ll follow you back! Wouldn’t that be great?


That’s it.

That’s all I had to say today.

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The Liebster Award



That is so nice! I want to thank Lara so much for the nomination! Everybody go check out her awesome blog, The Blackberry Season, about lifestyle and travelling; it is so well written and her talent for photography will make you jealous (in a good way, really).

If the bloggers I nominate choose to accept, go through the official rules and find out more about the award.

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