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Date Joined: July 9, 2014
Last Online: July 16, 2020
Birthday: November 10, 1993
Country: United Kingdom
My to Read/ Book Wishlist
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About Me

My name is Rachael Stella, and what I love most is books. New books, used books, all books! I read all kinds of books and enjoy talking about them to anyone who will listen! My favourite books range from Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte to The Hobbit by Tolkien, to anything by Jane Austen, Neil Gaiman to Margaret Atwood and Samantha Shannon or Sarah J Maas and Richelle Mead. I like YA books, and dystopia, and classics and fantasy/scifi. I love receiving recommendations. I really like all sorts!

I’m currently at university, and I work in a bookshop (surprise!) but my dream job is to work as an editor at a publishing house. I study Fine Art, and I enjoy writing, mostly short stories and reimaginings/patchworked novels. Also, paper and card craft, I like to make 3D collaged dioramas based on books or original stories.

I like cats, and own a ginger tabby called Toby. Named inadvertently after Severus Snape. Aptly, he thinks he is a wizard.

I like vintage florals, and my favourite colours are forest greens, coral pinks, mustard yellows, earthy purples and gunmetal greys.

I enjoy cinema a lot, my favourite director is Wes Anderson - anything to do with him I will love! Other than the films by Wes Anderson, my favourites are Amelie and American Beauty. Also, adaptations of classic literature like Jane Eyre, Tess of the D'Urberville's, North & South, or ANY Jane Austen book. I also love Beauty and the Beast, the Disney film, the story, anything to do with it really. I study Fine Art for my degree, and I like quirky, whimsical illustrations and graphic design. I like to create my own characters and I use books in my art works.

I really like tv shows like Sherlock, Game of Thrones and Hannibal. I have an obsession with Benedict Cumberbatch, I think he is marvellous!

I collect doll house armchairs and miniature books (I'm making a miniature library) and antique vinyl dolls, Kewpie dolls in particular. I also collect Sylvanian Family babies. I also love maps, and I have several globes dotted around my house and a bedside table that I decoupaged with maps. I like interior design, mixing old and new, I like to go to Ikea as well as buying old furniture on ebay- I got a great high-back armchair for £20 once! Such a great deal!

Favorite Books

I will read almost anything, but if we are doing a swap and you want to send me a book I'd like (I would love it if you did!) you can see which books I want to read on my amazon wishlist here...


Things I like and dislike...


  • Colours - Forest Greens, mustard yellows, gunmetal greys, coral pinks, and earthy purples.
  • BOOKS! new or used, especially any from my wishlist.
  • Fabrics (Especially vintage floral patterns)
  • Patterned papers and envelopes, and stationery sets. I like to write and send letters.
  • Note Cards
  • Washi Tapes and twines.
    . Sylvanian Family babies
  • Cats
    -Tea - I love Rooibos, and any unusual flavours
  • Doll house armchairs
  • Miniature Books
  • Vintage items
  • Chocolate! - White or milk -I love anything flavoured with pistachio or peanut butter
  • Bookmarks
  • Handwritten letters
  • Anything Wes Anderson related
  • Photo/Picture frames (gold effect, brass, dark woods)
  • Maps!
  • Anything from my etsy wishlist here: https://www.etsy.com/uk/people/rachaelstellaattwood/favorites/items-i-love?ref=favsindex1


  • Non-vegetarian items
  • Fluorescent/neon colours
  • I'm allergic to walnuts and pecans
  • cartoony stuff
  • over-the-top decoration


pammykn rated for Used Book Swap on Jun 29, 2015
Comment: Thank you I love everything! Great swap! Have an awesome week!
Response: I'm glad you liked everything! Thank you for the rating! 😊
yolomba rated for A few of my favourite things.... on Jun 13, 2015
Comment: It was not "a few", it was "many" of my favourite things that I received in the generous swap from you.Thank you very much, especially for the poptarts and the book, I love Fay Weldon and I haven't read this one.
Response: I'm so pleased you liked everything I picked for you! It was a lot of fun to pit together. Thank you for the rating and for the lovely letter you sent in reply. I've just posted you a letter! 😊
Teacher rated for Bookworm Pen-Pal Letter on Jun 2, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the great letter and extra's - I enjoyed reading about you.
Mrsfabicons rated for UK postcard swap #1 on May 23, 2015
Comment: Thanks for the postcard, received today. What a sweet message! Too kind! All the best from Kim
cashmcgowan2015 rated for UK postcard swap #1 on May 21, 2015
Comment: thank you for the lovely postcard and glad we have a lot of reading books in common :)
GreenDuck rated for Used book shop haul! on May 16, 2015
Comment: Thank You!! Thank you!! Thank you!! for my wonderful books. Every book is one I have been wanting! (If I could give you extra hearts, I would!) Looks like I will be spending all my free time reading!! :D
Response: You're very welcome, I'm so happy you liked them! :-) Than you for the kind rating!
EmilyT rated for Book THEMED Postcard! on Feb 24, 2015
Comment: Thank you, very fun book pc ! I actually am not reading anything at the moment. But I have a stack of cookbooks from the library I've flipped through, marked what I want to make and now I need to copy the pages as the books are due Thursday.
priscilla rated for letter and small items swap on Feb 11, 2015
Comment: thank you very much for your letter and all the cute items :) i'll write you back if you like?
Comment: Hi! Thanks for sending such a lovely letter. I am a tad behind in responding, but I will write back shortly. Take care.
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely and beautiful letter!!! I was happy to find it in my mailbox! Thank you for a surprise!
Comment: Thanks for everything! Enjoyed your letter.
Comment: What a lovely letter, and thank you so much for all the goodies! Teas I've never had before! I'd love to write you back :)
Comment: Thank you so much for your lovely letter. And also thanks for the tea. I love the Moomin tea. Can't wait to try it out.
brooklynbunch rated for A Bookish Christmas! on Dec 3, 2014
Comment: Hi, I received your package today--it looks wonderful. I'm saving it to open for the holiday. Thank you and happy holidays! Susan (brooklynbunch)
robynlhop rated for Profile surprise swap on Dec 1, 2014
Comment: Wow!! What a fabulous package. I love everything. You did a fantastic job!! There are so many things but I LOVE the mini easel, bookmark, fabric, notecards and the fox fabric. Everything is wonderful!! Thank you VERY MUCH!!
Response: Thank you, I'm so pleased you liked everything. Thank YOU for the heart!
romyisa78 rated for CHRISTMAS PRESENT R2 on Nov 28, 2014
Comment: Rachael.. thank you so much. That card is beautiful and cant wait to open the present
Response: You're welcome, I hope you like everything else! Thank you for the kind rating! :)
Tina78 rated for CHRISTMAS PRESENT R1 on Nov 26, 2014
Comment: Thank you!!!!!!!!!
Response: You're welcome! Thanks for the heart!
Brettmarie rated for November Birthday Greetings! on Nov 13, 2014
Comment: Thanks for the fun stuff!
Response: You are very welcome!
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely parcel and the book off my wish list !!! I loved all the little bits and bobs and tea too :) xx
Response: I'm so happy you liked it all, and enjoy the book! Thank you for the 💝!

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anrtist on Dec 16, 2014:

You need a little CHRISTMAS Bling!

;-) & Blessings, cc

Artistic on Nov 16, 2014:

So glad you enjoyed your bookish Christmas! :)

heliogal on Nov 6, 2014:

Hi Rachael, I just got your wonderful letter yesterday!! It was so great to hear from you. I will be writing back but I didn't think anything would get there before your birthday so I wanted to say "HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" Rachael. I hope you have a fantastic birthday and another year filled with joy and adventure!

WabiSabiAvia on Oct 28, 2014:

Hi Rachael,

It was such a nice surprise to see an envelope from you in my mailbox! I'll be writing back shortly :)

Tessssssa on Oct 28, 2014:

Hi Rachael, thank your for your little envie. So nice of you. I'm glad you like the gifts I've send you. Tessa

88bluebirds88 on Oct 24, 2014:

Lovely package this morning thankyou!! Both books really are beautiful :) will send proper reply soon! Have a great weekend! x

mydreambook on Sep 27, 2014:

What a sweet surprise in my mailbox today! Thank you so much for the card and the tea bag! Really really kind of you! XOX

heliogal on Aug 28, 2014:

Rachael, WOW you totally surprised me with that lovely not you sent with some goddies tucked in. Thank you so much for saving me from a very boring mail day!! It was so nice hearing more about you. I hope your camping trip is wonderful and I will try to write back.

Lacrimosa on Aug 26, 2014:

I misspelled your name and I can't edit... -_-

Lacrimosa on Aug 26, 2014:

Hello Rachel! I received the sweetetst envie today from you - I thought it might be a swap or a tag or something but it's not! Did you really send this just to thank me? That's so toughtful! Thank you so much for the nice card, the lovely tea (new one for me!) and the washi samples (oooh, profile based tape, now that's an idea!). It was a delight :-)

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