Once upon a time in 2012
wow, I’m so cliche, 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.
Joke’s on her.
My name is Sophia, it’s 2020, 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. Although sometimes it does feel like an accurate representation of my adulting skills. 🧐
I’m currently a 20-something recent college grad with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a minor in Women’s Studies. I’m still figuring out my dream career path now that I’m no longer in school
this is kind of weird not going to school at all, actually. 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 and how badly I remember passwords (thank you to password managers, you are a savior). 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 (and one series) I thought of right away while writing this page:*
- The Iron Fey series by Julie Kagawa
- Three Mages and a Margarita by Annette Marie
- The Dragon Warrior by Katie Zhao
- Opposite of Always by Justin A. Reynolds
- American Panda by Gloria Chao
- The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by F.C. Yee
(I’m sorry, most of these are recent. I try my best to update when I can.)
*Occasionally this will change.
Some More Facts About Sophia:
I’m an Asian-American who is half-Chinese, half-Vietnamese, and unfortunately knows very little of my Vietnamese roots. If you are an Asian creator in the book community, make sure to check out Shealea’s directory of Asian Bookish Creators at the end! Somehow I forgot the half-Vietnamese in the original little tidbit, which ended up coming across as problematic when I went to update this page. 😬
I was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri.
I’m a procrastinator and leave things off to the last minute sometimes, but sometimes I work well under pressure. I’m still reliable and dependable though!
This blog has been the guinea pig in a few of my projects during school, and fortunately for the better. Shout-out to the professor who encouraged the use of Canva in one of my classes.
I occasionally contribute to The Arts STL as a book reviewer. Sometimes I talk about K-pop
because why not!
I have an obsession with food, and one of my favorite (and comfort) foods is dim sum. It’s hard to choose just one, though, but as long as the things I’m allergic to aren’t in there, I’ll be fine.
Unlike my posts, I don’t speak well under pressure, and I’m very awkward.
For privacy reasons back when I first started, Sophia is not my real name.