About me

Hello to all! I’m Darshana, the 16 year old girl behind parchmentpressed. I’m currently in New Zealand, and absolutely loving it here – the beauty and general friendliness around is rather rare.

I’m just about to start my last year of school in January, which is quite a worrying prospect, really. The whole idea of going to uni is daunting, but hey, I’m taking it as it comes, and I suppose that should help, right?

Anyway, I’m an avid bookworm (something that will probably come through in this blog) and to go with that, I also absolutely adore writing. I guess you could say that I’m an aspiring author, although I seem to have difficulty finishing any one book once I’ve started it, something that only seems all the more problematic due to the fact that I keep starting different things about every second week.

But welcome to my blog! This is my first time I’m blogging quite seriously, so do bear with me.


Authors: Cassandra Clare, Richelle Mead, Rick Riordan, J.K Rowling, Veronica Roth, Philip Pullman, David Levithan, Maureen Johnson, Laurie Halse Anderson, John Green, L.M Montgomery, Jane Austen

Genres (these tend to be the type of books I review): realistic YA, dystopian, steampunk, gaslamp fantasy, fantasy…almost anything YA.

Poets: Emily Dickinson, Charles Bukowski, Elizabeth Barrett Browning

Colours: Purple and orange! Aqua is gorgeous, too.

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