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fiorellaione

fiorellaione
Date Joined: February 10, 2014
Last Online: April 5, 2020
Birthday: September 23
Country: Argentina
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About Me

I'm an introverted, very quiet person. Indoorsy, catlover, couch potato. I love whatever I consider beautiful, and I like to be surronded by pretty things.

I like to write letters about books, everyday life, cultural differences and local traditions, my dolls, anything I'm interested in.

I am obsessed with cats, dolls, whatever series I'm watching at the moment, history of costume, and pretty much everything I've listed in hobbies and interests (read further)

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SUPER VERY OH SO IMPORTANT

Please don't send me anything that doesn't fit in an envelope (this is great for those in a budget, like me). Argentina's mail system doesn't have a regard for gifts, so everything is treated as a purchase and lots of taxes are added, which I can't afford at the moment.

So, until things get better, thank you but no, thank you.

If we're partners for a profile related swap, please choose things that can be fitted in an envelope. Otherwise, I won't be able to receive it.

Thank you :)

Hobbies

dolls (as in: change their outfits, make new clothes for them and other people's dolls, taking pictures of them, spend hours in pinterest, instagram, facbook groups, and the internet in general watching dolly pictures and checking on news, attend to dolly meetings, fantasize with future dolls, etc)

reading

watching movies/series

befriending cats

crafting

going to museums

hanging out in second hand bookstores

taking care of my cactus

procastinating

getting in touch with friends

penpalling

etc

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Interests

learning and practicing textile techniques (sewing, knitting, crochetting, embroidery, lace making, etc)

art history

history of costumes

history in general (but mostly from the middle ages to 1914)

learning and practicing languages (I speak Spanish, English, Catalan, I have basic undersanding of French -only reading- and I'm currently learning Portuguese via Duolingo)

period movies/series

illustration

printmaking

museums

etc

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Favorite Books

I love reading, specially fiction, art history and history (this last one, specially from medieval ages to 1920s) Some of my favourite authors in fiction are:

Jane Austen

Émile Zola

Gustave Flaubert

Alphonse Daudet

Lev Tolstoi

Julio Cortázar

Gabriel García Márquez

Lewis Carrol

Virginia Woolf

Edith Wharton

Terry Pratchett

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Louisa May Alcott

J. K. Rowling

Rainbow Rowell

Manuel Mujica Láinez

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What I like

Sewing supplies: fabrics (with little or tiny patterns, because I sew for dolls), threads (for sewing or embroidering), lace, modern or vintage, etc...

Vintage photos and postcards

Letter sets

Stickers

Flat magnets

Teas: although I like most flavors, I'm not much into fruity things, particularly citrics (lemon, orange, etc). Berries are welcome.

Drawings, paintings, prints

Vintage publications (1960s and before)

Magazine cutouts

Anything related to Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Sleeping Beauty (Disney's version), Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Sailor Moon, Jane Austen, Discworld saga, Harry Potter

Cats

Cute animals in general

Dolls (Blythe, Licca, Pullip, Dal. 90s Barbie)

Cactus and succulents

Birds

Lanscapes

Eerie landscapes

Abondoned castles, ancient constructions, ruins

Greenhouses and botanical gardens

Space: you know, stars, planets, galaxies, etc

Flowers and plants

Mithological creatures

Gems

Moths and butterflies. Caterpillars.

Anything medieval

Anything related to the pre raphaelites brotherhood

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Comment: I hadn't thought of it that way, but I do think the working from home has been cutting into my free-time reading enthusiasm. Just so much sitting!
Bucket rated for TBR: In March 2020 I read ... on Apr 3, 2020
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Comment: I'm the same -- staying home isn't helping me read more either... yet!
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Comment: Wishing you luck on reading not this month! At least you got some done this month, better than nothing!
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Bucket rated for TBR: In February 2020 I read ... on Mar 18, 2020
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Comment: Oh, my goodness, I LOVE the cover of that book! Reminds me of a series of books my mom read when she was little and would often suggest to me. They were usually popular TV or movie characters made into a series of books, and I tell you, I can still remember the feel of those books and the paper was so rough, it was just memorable. I never really liked any of the books - they were really quite old and felt silly and outdated in a way even Nancy Drew wasn't - but I remember her 'finding' them for me. Good luck with the other 2 you are reading - both should be a challenge!
USAFwife rated for TBR: In February 2020 I read ... on Mar 1, 2020
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Comment: I think your list has influenced my list over the past year. :) We should probably try a buddy read for a few of those. :) Looks like you're making great progress. :) Thanks for sharing :)
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Comment: Good job this month!
monsbrick rated for TBR: Freedom to read week on Feb 29, 2020
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Comment: Thank you Fiorella! Fun perspective on a tough story. Thanks for including the piece about the censorship of this book.
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Comment: Hi Fiorella, your books often spark interest for me. I'm trying not to be tempted into adding more to my lists! ha ha ha
Bucket rated for TBR: In January 2020 I read ... on Feb 12, 2020
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Bucket rated for TBR: January Unread Shelf challenge on Feb 12, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for your review of Notting Hill. I've not seen the film so I'll take your advice to go for the film rather than, or before, the book. I enjoyed reading your comments and look forward to swapping with you in the future.
colleenbUSA rated for TBR: In January 2020 I read ... on Feb 4, 2020
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Comment: Good job on reducing your TBR!
zanynat rated for TBR: In January 2020 I read ... on Feb 3, 2020
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Comment: Best of luck with your TBR!!! I admire you starting out with such a big book. I ended up choosing the shortest to ease me into the year, lol. Happy reading!!
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Comment: Fiorella, thanks for sharing your challlenge with us!
monsbrick rated for TBR: 2020 new swap style on Jan 21, 2020
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Comment: Can’t wait to start attacking our New Years lists!
Bucket rated for TBR: In 2019, I read ... on Jan 16, 2020
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Comment: Nice job! I really need to get to Germinal myself soon... and more Zola in general!
colleenbUSA rated for TBR: In 2019, I read ... on Jan 11, 2020
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Comment: Wow! You did amazing!

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Comments

USAFwife on Dec 31, 2019:

Happy new year to a GREAT swapper and reader. :) It's been so much fun getting to know you over the last year and being so influenced by your reading tastes. :)

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

CurlyTea on Sep 26, 2018:


Happy Birthday!

dithreabhach on Nov 15, 2017:

Hi I'm trying to make good all the Swaps I messed up on. Can you message me your email so I can send you the picture had planned to send? Best wishes, Cal

CurlyTea on Sep 25, 2017:

HappyMom on Jul 3, 2017:

Thank you for sharing your Favorite photo swap with me! thanks

KSENiA on Jun 21, 2017:

ESG: Spread some Art! profile decoration

Hello, how are you? I have so many favorite art works from different periods and different artists. It's really hard for me to choose only one... One of my all time favorites is gorgeous and naughty painting by Jean-Honoré Fragonard. It's called The Swing. I actually ha an honor to see this work few times at Wallace Collection in London. For me it presents the true spirit of Rococo period.

:) enjoy!

Helena8664 on Jun 18, 2017:

(So...I couldn't get the original artwork I wanted to upload to work, so I'm going with Alex Grey's "kissing"...he's another psychedelic artist who I absolutely ADORE! But, you should also check out the art I originally wanted to share. She can be found on Instagram @smallmoon_ and is an amazing young artist whose trippy work gets me right in the feels.)

LadyMalchav on Jun 18, 2017:

starry night

Starry Night Vincent Van Gogh

miablancs on Mar 8, 2017:

Welcome to the group Joy of Penpalling Worldwide. Please could you go to the group forum section of the group and fill out the Questionnaire. Thank you and Happy Swapping!

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