Athira ChandrasekharanWeblog: www.readingonarainyday.com/
Ah-ah, the egocentric portion of this page! I'm Athira (pronounced Aa-dhee-rah. Was that hard? Well, blame my parents), but I go by Aths often. I also go by AC at any coffee shop. I work as a software engineer in Lynchburg, a sleepy town in Virginia, a sleepy state in the US. (And, before you ask, no I'm not a sleepy or boring person.) I did some really groundbreaking research as a grad student in Virginia Tech, before starting work. I love code, so every once in a while, I hack into my own blog's code, just to stay on the legal side of things. I am from India, supposedly the land of ashrams (not one of which I've seen during my eight years there), but grew up in Dubai. I am a diagnosed bookaholic! I love any chit-chat that has to do with books. I also love traveling by the New York subway just to look at all the titles folks are reading underground. I started this blog in December 2009 because talking about books didn't seem to be enough. (Looking back, I'm glad I did it, because now I have this awesome group of blogging buddies). I am a recovering shopaholic! Recovering only because books replaced clothes. Every now and then I relapse, so I go to a bookstore to rehab myself. And when I want to cure myself of bookaholism? I go to a retail store. I am a deteriorating coffeeaholic! If the image of a cup of coffee ever crosses my head, even if I just had my last cup five minutes back, I need a refill. Does love for books come with a coffee addiction, like are they a single package? Now I'm running out of things to say, so I'll just let Sir Cadogan speak for me: "Come follow me, dear friends and we shall find our goal, or else shall perish bravely in the charge!"