My name is Charvi and I’m just a bookdragon trying to juggle my university and blogging life. I’m always awkward with introductions and this does count as one so excuse my ramblings, please. I live in Chandigarh, India with my family when I’m not at my university trying to finish my Psychology degree. I am an introverted reading fanatic and you’ll always find my head buried in a book or daydreaming. I literally breathe and live in words. I also scream and sob at my books and fangirl 24/7 so if you would like to do any of the above-mentioned you are welcome to join me! Like all booknerds I have a never-ending TBR pile that glares at me every time I sit on my desk and every year I tell myself I’ll make a dent into it. What a joke.
Apart from reading I indulge in art and writing and love to go out for a swim now and then. Actually, if it were up to me, I would be living on a beach, I love the feeling of soft sand underneath my feet and the bright blue ocean waves. Unfortunately, instead of living near a beach, I reside in a small suburban area which while being beautiful has an unfortunate lack of water bodies and bookstores.
I’ve only recently started hoarding books even though I’ve been reading since I was a kid. My entire childhood was spent in libraries so I didn’t know much about book buying. I dream to have my own private library and maybe a secret door or two for the aesthetic. I aim to become a children’s therapist and write books on the side, sometime in the future. I’m currently pursuing a major in Psychology with a minor in Creative Writing. It’s been a wild ride but it’s all worth it.
I’m a young translator who translates from Hindi to English and from English to Hindi as well. My love for languages is immense and I try to remind myself of that as I currently translate an entire novel for my thesis. Just kidding, I love being able to translate even though I often end up staring at my screen for ages or wracking my brain for that one word that slipped away.
My favourite genres are fantasy, science fiction and contemporary but I’ll read almost anything that comes under the category of fiction. Being a bipoc, I love reading and promoting queer and diverse books. I try not to limit myself to a few genres or just outright reject other genres because sometimes individual books and authors can surprise you, by going over genre prejudices 🙂 Also, nobody dare ask me for my favourite books because I’ll melt into a puddle of stress.
You can’t really know me without reading my ramblings and bookish screeching on social media so go ahead and find me on:
See you around!