You push the door with the word Sophia open and find yourself face to face with a purple dragon.
The dragon looks at you curiously before proceeding to circle happily above you a few times before flying off. You find yourself following the dragon’s path, leading you to a girl with black hair sitting in a corner with a book covering her face and a cup of hot chocolate nearby. She’s wearing a comfortable hoodie and fluffy pajama pants with stars and doesn’t notice until the dragon lands on her leg and tilts the book forward.
Hey there! Come on in and make yourselves at home. It’s nice to meet you!
*dragon flies around you happily*
Once upon a time in 2012, I decided to start a blog dedicated to the MMORPG game from Kingsisle Entertainment called Wizard101. I realized quickly blogging about games, and only games are not my forte. So in October 2012, I started from scratch and launched Bookwyrming Thoughts in November as a high school student under an alias, thinking that I wouldn’t blog about books forever.
My name is Sophia, it’s 2019, and I’m still creating content and enjoying 95% of what I create for the blog. The 5% are embarrassments I have caused myself along the way. I even have photographic evidence about how embarrassed I am about the public finding pieces of my writing skills back then!
But despite the 5% representing my embarrassment, it’s also room for my failures and how I’ve learned and grown along the way since the beginning of blogging (fun fact: one of my Top 5 strengths according to StrengthsFinder is learner). Please note this percentage is only an estimation and only represents my blogging, not my adulting skills, which is currently a work in progress.
I’m currently a 20-something college student studying Communications and still figuring out my dream career path when I graduate. According to Pottermore right now, I’m a Hufflepuff, but I’ve also been thrown into Gryffindor and Ravenclaw depending on the site’s mood. I’m likely a Ravenclaw according to every Buzzfeed quiz ever, though.
I’m in a Hogwarts House crisis; it’s no big deal at all.
Like every bookwyrm out there, my list of favorite books is long and lengthy, so here is a list of FIVE amazing books I thought of right away while writing this page:
- Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie
- Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
- American Panda by Gloria Chao
- The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
- The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
Some More Facts About Sophia:
I’m an Asian-American who identifies as Chinese (although I’m Vietnamese, I don’t know the culture well enough to feel comfortable identifying myself as so). For more content by Asians, check out Shealea’s directory of Asian Book Bloggers at the end.
I was born and raised in Missouri.
I’m a procrastinator and leave things off to the last minute sometimes, but sometimes I work well under pressure.
I occasionally contribute to The Arts STL as a book reviewer.
I have an obsession with food, and one of my favorite foods is dim sum.
Unlike my posts, I don’t speak well under pressure, and I’m very awkward.
I have never felt the need to change from Sophia to my real name despite my handles.