Maokong Cable Car Ride, Taipei, Taiwan.
About Me

Hi! I'm Steph. I graduated from Swarthmore College with High Honors in English Literature & Educational Studies with a creative writing emphasis. I worked as an educational consultant in Shanghai, China for two years, and now work as a Head Media Librarian in Seoul, South Korea. I've been writing since 1997 and reading YA since 2002--neither of which are going to stop anytime soon. Aside from reading and writing, I also play the piano, take pictures, wander, and teach myself the guitar. I'm a big believer in the inspirational power of music and nature and the eternal search for kindred spirits.

About My Blog 

I started Steph Su Reads in January 2009. As of January 2012, my blog receives approximately 2,000-2,5000 visitors per week. I used to review primarily YA and MG fiction here, but now it's just kind of whatever inspires me to write a review. The banner is an original design by my talented and lovely friend Carey, who blogs her daily sketches at Carey Draws.

Hobbies and Interests
astrophysics, autumn, Canada, clouds, guitar, handwritten letters, journals, milk tea, Minesweeper, music, nature, New Zealand, Nova Scotia, photography, piano, postcards, Prince Edward Island, reading, Set, shotglasses, stargazing, sunrises and sunsets, Taiwan, thunderstorms, trains, traveling, walks, wandering, writing, white roses

Favorite Authors 

Ilona Andrews, Ernessa T. Carter, Kristin Cashore, Cath Crowley, Sarah Dessen, Donna Freitas, John Green, Kristan Higgins, Melina Marchetta, Juliet Marillier, Megan McCafferty, Robin McKinley, L. M. Montgomery, Jaclyn Moriarty, Catherine Gilbert Murdock, Patrick Rothfuss, Sharon Shinn, Jeri Smith-Ready

Favorite Books and Series 

Among Others by Jo Walton
Anne of Green Gables series by L. M. Montgomery
Crown Duel by Sherwood Smith
D.J. Schwenk trilogy by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine
Flipped by Wendelin van Draanen
Froi of the Exiles by Melina Marchetta
The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Jessica Darling series by Megan McCafferty
Jellicoe Road by Melina Marchetta
Kate Daniels series by Ilona Andrews
Lonesome Dove by Larry McMurtry
The Miseducation of Cameron Post by emily m. danforth
The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster
Poison Study by Maria V. Snyder
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
Saving Francesca by Melina Marchetta
Son of the Shadows by Juliet Marillier
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
This Lullaby by Sarah Dessen

Favorite Music Artists
Adele, The Barenaked Ladies, Brendan Benson, Del Amitri, Frightened Rabbit, Imagine Dragons, Kate Voegele, Keane, Maroon 5, Metric, Nickel Creek, The Perishers, Rodrigo y Gabriela, Sister Hazel, The Temper Trap, Yeasayer

Favorite Movies
10 Things I Hate About You, Anne of Green Gables, Pride and Prejudice (both BBC and 2005 film versions), 27 Dresses, Juno, Iron Man, The Avengers, (500) Days of Summer, When Harry Met Sally, The Help, Pitch Perfect, Wreck-It Ralph, Wall-E, Nausicaa and the Valley of the Wind, Howl's Moving Castle, Whisper of the Heart, Star Trek

Favorite Broadway Musicals
Les Miserables, Rent, Wicked, Hairspray, Avenue Q, Aida, Monty Python's Spamalot

Favorite TV Shows
Firefly, Veronica Mars, Castle, Sherlock, How I Met Your Mother

Blog Awards

Learn More About Me:
Blogger profile at Mrs. Magoo Reads
Guest post at Between the Lines
BBAW 2009 Interview at Regular Rumination
Blogger Inquest at Persnickety Snark
Student of the Month at The Broke and the Bookish
Interview at Amy Brecount White's blog
PoC guest post at The Story Siren for PoC Lit Days
Guest Post on feminism and femininity in YA lit on Kody Keplinger's blog
Interview at iLive, iLaugh, iLove Books for All Things Asian
BBAW 2012 Interview at Vy's Blog

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