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Grantaire

Grantaire
Date Joined: July 2, 2014
Last Online: October 22, 2015
Birthday: August 23, 1992
Country: Sweden
My postcrossing account
My Etsy Store

About Me

Hello!

I'm Sara and I love sending things even more than I love getting things in my mailbox. I have penpals from all over the world and I am an avid lover of postcrossing. Snail mail is a big hobby of mine and I'm so happy I found swap-bot!

I live in the south of Sweden and I attend one of my country's oldest universities (it was founded 1666, the same year as the Great Fire of London!) I am studying English, literature and history, and I hope to eventually find work in the publishing industry or as a translator. I also try and write myself, either queer fiction or children's literature or a combination.

My girlfriend lives in the States so we have a very-long-distance relationship, which really can suck sometimes, but she is worth everything.

I am queer and a feminist and very passionate about those things, but I am also very enthusiastic about TV shows like Elementary, Teen Wolf, Doctor Who and Supernatural. I love to cosplay (like in my avatar picture where I'm dressed as Enjolras from Les Miserables, another hobby.) I am all about books, reading and languages. I am also studying history this semester, something I am falling more in love with. I believe that Enjolras and Grantaire dies holding hands.

Postcards

I am mostly on swap-bot to increase my postcard collection. I have a postcrossing account with the same username (Grantaire) and I'd love to do a private postcard swap with you there.

I would love it if you can send a postcard to me unwritten and in an envelope. I love cheesy touristcards, but prefer no multiviews. I also love mapcards from different US states or other countries/provinces.

I am collecting postcards from the "Great American Women" collection and if you have one of those I'd be over the moon, written or unwritten!

Some postcard type I like:

  • Les Miserables
  • historical site (preferably with your description of why it's important)
  • mountains
  • the ocean, stormy seas and ships.
  • from anything listed under "Fandoms"
  • childern's book characters
  • tigers
  • ducks
  • German shepherds
  • queer/LGBT representation
  • feminism
  • super cheesy tourist cards
  • musical theater

I also would love any postcard relevant to any of my other likes, whether it is unwritten or written. I would also love cool stamps.

POSTCARD DISLIKES:

  • multi-view
  • city views/skylines (unless relevant to any of my likes)
  • add/free cards
  • optical illusions
  • flowers
  • churches

Favorite Books

My favourite books so far has been "Neverending story", "The Book Thief" and "The Art of Racing in the Rain". They all made me cry and feel deeply for the characters, which is what I look for in a book.

It is somewhat of my personal quest to tell people about "The Art of Racing in the Rain" because it's not very well known, but it is such a fantastic book!

Usually I read young adult or classic books, but I also have a tendency to walk around bookstores (especially at airports for some reason) and look at the covers of books until I find something that catches my eye! That is how I found "The Art of Racing in the Rain" and I am so thankful that I was vain enough to judge a book by its cover.

Favorite Television

I have always been a big fan of TV shows but whih ones I like change with the years. I used to love Supernatural, Doctor Who and BBC Sherlock, but lately I've lost interest and Elementary, Hannibal and Game of Thrones has take over instead, with a hint of Teen Wolf.

My Etsy store sells fandom bracelets from many of these shows.

Fandoms

I have been part of different fandoms for a long time and these are some of the ones that I am still involved in and would love things related to:

  • Les Misérables
  • Welcome to Night Vale
  • Elementary
  • NBC Hannibal
  • Marvel (Especially Avengers and Spiderman, both cinematic universe and comics)
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Pacific Rim
  • Supernatural
  • BBC Sherlock
  • Doctor Who
  • Game of Thrones
  • Teen Wolf
  • One Piece

Likes and wishlist

  • Les Miserables (book, musical, movie, anything! Grantaire is a very important character to me, as you might guess with my user name.) 
  • history
  • the ocean and ships, especially large, old sailing ships 
  • books 
  • cooking and baking
  • anything sweet almost: cookies, candy, ice cream, cakes, you name it.
  • old movie/travel posters 
  • childern's books
  • tigers, ducks, and German shepherds
  • queer/LGBT representation
  • feminism 
  • Napoleon
  • super cheesy tourist postcards, or really, any and all postcards
  • flyer cards from musicals or playbills
  • sunflowers
  • notebooks
  • stationary

I like fandom 'knick knacks', especially from the fandoms listed as my favourite television shows.

I have a few penpals so stationary, especially A4 lined paper with nice envelopes are well-loved. I love finding cute stationary, but it's really, really hard to find in Sweden and I go through a lot every month with my penpals.

I love the small kind of soap/lotion bottles (if they are nice. Nothing stolen from your motel room. Think The Bodyshop kind more.) I also like face-masks and other things for body care.

I am in a long-distance relationship and I'd love ideas or gifts to help and ease that.

Recently I'm trying to work my way through some Marvel comics. I love the Marvel Now! Deadpool, Young Avengers, Hawkeye and New Avengers. I would love any issues from these, and especially any collections from Civil War (I have the main storyline).

Dislikes and Allergies

I am allergic to nuts so please don't send anything with nuts. This includes peanuts! I am fine with almonds, but I don't really like it unless it's marzipan. On the other hand, I love marzipan.

I don't wear makeup at all.

I don't wear a lot of jewellery and what I do wear was given to me by very important people in my life, so please don't send any jewellery. The possible exception is if you found a perfect set of earrings for me, but then make sure they are nickel-free.

I'm not a big fan of Hello Kitty. I am also not very interested in overly 'cutesy' stuff, unless it's stationary. :)

Tea and Snacks

I mostly drink black and oolong, but I also like herbal, rooibos, white, and pu-erh! My favorites are things that brew up strong.

Honestly, as long as it's not on the do-not-send list below, I'd love to try it! New and interesting teas are always welcome. I love loose leaf tea, but I realize that it's not always possible for you to send that.

Please don't send me teas with: orange, jasmine, really spicy flavors like chili, green tea, or nuts.

As far as snacks go, I love almost everything! I am especially fond of marzipan, sour candies and different flavors of Willy Wonka's Nerds. They just started selling them in Sweden, but with very limited flavours. I love sour gummy candies and hard candies and I'd love to try something from your country!

I don't really like chocolate (unless with marzipan), mint, granola, or coffee.

Swaps

I always send on time and I try to send it as early as possible. I know that Swedish mail can take some time, especially to China, Easter Europe and Russia. If you don't receive my swap in a timely manner, please send me a message before you rate me poorly. If I marked the swap as sent and you haven't gotten it, it has been lost in the mail. I will be more than happy to send you a new swap as long as you shoot me a message!

If you have gotten a swap from me, please rate me. That is common courtesy. I will rate you as soon as I have gotten your swap.

I am interested in private swaps (first and foremost postcards, but really anything on my wishlist/likes). Just send me a message!

Happy Swapping!

Ratings

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Comment: Thank you very much for your reading log. I've definitely made note of some of them to look at. I've heard the maze runner film is really good and my husband wants to watch so I won't get to read the book first but Id like to see what it's like
lonleyassassin rated for Short Story and Prompts on Nov 6, 2014
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Comment: I got your letter last week! I love it all! The story is great and the postcard is amazing! And I love the envie you sent it in! Thanks!
laceviolets rated for YMO Postcard Swap #1 on Oct 30, 2014
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rebecca1975 rated for Capricorn on Oct 21, 2014
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Comment: Thank you
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Comment: Got your package in the mail today. Thanks for the great card. Perfect to add to my collection!
NickyNightmare rated for Take a RISK - ATC #3 on Oct 20, 2014
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Comment: This ATC is SUPER adorable thank you! <3
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Comment: Thank you!
tampaturtle rated for Who loves Dr. Who? on Oct 12, 2014
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Comment: Amazing!
Michelle0329 rated for Who loves Dr. Who? on Oct 1, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for the ATC!!!
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #2 on Sep 27, 2014
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Comment: Love the cards you sent! Thank you SO MUCH for the TARDIS post card too!!!! <3 Happy Swapping!!
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Comment: E V E R Y T H I N G about this swap was fabulous -- from the great envelope to the contents! Hugs and thanks!
grstamping rated for For the Love of Travelling on Sep 18, 2014
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Comment: Thanks a million for the photos, postcard, the amazing letter. I really would love to see the parks myself. Amazing! Thanks also for supporting my swap ;)
ToshaV rated for Postcard Mash-Up 25 on Sep 15, 2014
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Comment: Thank You for the awesome post cards!
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Comment: Thank you! I loved your story. :)
CindyST rated for PTG: Return to sender #4 on Sep 10, 2014
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Comment: Postcard has arrived, I will get it out to you in the next couple of days. Thanks for the mountain lion postcard, I didnt know it was known by all those other names, thanks for the tip :)
pernie123 rated for 1892 Fictional letter swap on Sep 8, 2014
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Comment: I enjoyed your letter and must look into historical facts.
Jackie1106 rated for QUICK 5 postcard swap #158 on Sep 6, 2014
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Comment: Thanks for the cards you sent! I really like them all. It was a good swap! Thank you again!
rosedzi rated for Giant Blank Postcard Swap on Sep 3, 2014
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Comment: Thank you so much!
MJBCoffee rated for Blind Postcard R#3*QUICK SIGN-UP on Sep 2, 2014
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Comment: Thank you for the cards! I especially liked the one of the bridge in Central Park!
Inkeltje rated for Postcard Scavenger Hunt #1 on Sep 2, 2014
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Comment: thanks Sara, I love the cards!

Rating Overview

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Comments

betty194 on Feb 18, 2015:

Hi! I just wanted to let you know that I am doing another round of the Your Country Questionnaire Letter -1/Country #4 swap, in case you´d like to join again. Have a great day, best wishes, Betty

kirstyenarno on Sep 24, 2014:

Thank you so much for returning my Banyan tree postcard for the PTG, return to sender #4 swap. You used an absolutely amazing stamp, thank you!! :-)

anrtist on Sep 3, 2014:

Hi! Welcome to the Bot! Happy swapping ;-) I sent you an invite to the LLL Group, it will help you enjoy the world of Swapping better! Blessings, cc

sunspot on Aug 30, 2014:

Just dropping in to say I love your profile and I am always stoked to see another Les Mis fan on the internet. Definitely going to be peeking in on your Etsy shop in the future too :D

kerrydwynn on Aug 1, 2014:

Thanks for being part of Cold Hands Warm Hearts :-)

AnnSo on Jul 26, 2014:

Oh my god! I love Enjolras! Hello you! =)

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