Audra Friend

About me

Audra Friend is a Boston-based book blogger who reviews as Unabridged Chick (www.unabridgedchick.com). Audra studied anthropology and geography as an undergrad, and she’s most taken with novels that address the stickier side of history, place, and society as well as the roles of women, from royals to riffraff. Professionally, Audra has worked in the non-profit sector for the last ten years and is blessed with coworkers who don’t mind hearing about what she’s currently reading.

From my website

Cover Reveal: A Day of Fire

So, in the countdown to the arrival of my Little Reader (in seven weeks, give or take), I'm really focusing on my TBR as I'm more than a little panicked about all the reading I won't be doing once I have a newborn.I've been so excited for this book since…

Bookish baby shower

This past weekend, our dear friends threw us a wonderful baby shower -- unsurprisingly, bookish themed!My girlfriends used my wife's favorite baby book, All the World, as a guestbook --  and everyone left a note to us and our Little Reader.  It was wonderfully touching.There weren't many baby games as…

Weekend reads and a fab author reading...

Last night I got to see Jessie Burton, author of The Miniaturist, at one of my all-time fav indies, Harvard Bookstore with a friend I hadn't seen since April (hi, Tracy!).  It was a wonderful reading and I'm even more charmed with Burton and her novel.  An actress, Burton's reading…

 
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