Swap-bot Time: April 18, 2019 9:17 pm


Date Joined: October 1, 2017
Last Online: April 18, 2019
Birthday: December 14
Country: Australia
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Favorite Music

I have a love of boy bands since I was a teenager in particular Take That, New Kids on the Block, Boyzone, and NSync. I also love Matchbox Twenty, Daughtry, The Script, Craig David, Linkin Park, Robbie Williams and Boyz II Men. Recently I have been on a 90's music kick.

About Me

I am 39 years old, I've lived all my life in Adelaide Australia. I have a 3 year old niece and a 6 year old nephew I adore. I have just recently found swapping and I am loving it, I am doing a number of book exchanges and I am now looking forward to doing other types of swaps. I am a tea drinker, in particular chai and rooibos. I love trying new things like new foods and sweets as well as new flavours like pumpkin spice. I love cooking, especially baking. I also love anything to do with Snoopy. I love getting postcards.

Favorite Books

I like horror, thriller, crime, and mystery books. I generally will read anything if it sounds interesting. My favourite authors include Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and James Patterson. I also read YA. I have just started reading manga.

Favorite Movies

My favourite movie is Stand By Me as it is based on a Stephen King story. I love horror films especially anything Zombie related. i love the Lord of the Rings Trilogy and The Hobbit Trilogy. I loved all the harry potter films.

Favorite Television

My favourite tv shows include Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, Fierfly, Charmed, Farscape, Doctor Who, Supernatural and Teen Wolf. I also like crime shows. I have just recently started watching anime again. I love Food Wars, Sailor Moon and Akira

Favorite Crafts

I like to cross stitch and knit. I also like card making. I am trying crochet but so far it is not going well.


I prefer naked postcards. https://www.etsy.com/au/people/karenh771/favorites/5-00-and-under


caffeinequeen rated for True Crime Book on Mar 27, 2019
Comment: Looks interesting!! I can’t wait to read it.
Jjean rated for Reading Challenge-2019 March on Mar 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the review
bearnbabs rated for Interest ME #2 on Mar 14, 2019
Comment: I haven't read the Lie Tree. What I read sounded interesting, so I'll probably give it a try. Thank you for sharing. Have a wonderful day. bearnbabs
sakura15 rated for AS: Etsy $6-$10 on Mar 12, 2019
Comment: The stickers arrived today! I am so so happy with them <3 I will definitely get more when I run out but this should last me for quite a long time. Thanks for picking the pretty blue foil it is so lovely!
Mugsie rated for Winter book swap! on Mar 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you Karen so much! I have already started to read it, its good! Thank you again! Kelly
flmom rated for Reading Challenge-2019 February on Feb 26, 2019
Comment: Sounds interesting! Glad you enjoyed it and thank you for the review!
Ilovemybabies7 rated for Funny Names Survey E-Swap on Feb 22, 2019
bluecrayons rated for Shuffle your music on Feb 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sending. Even the name Kapunda sounds scary.
perthbaby rated for AS: Etsy $5 wish list #9 on Feb 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the adorable stickers Karen! They arrived today and were a great early birthday present. It was so kind of you to include 2 sheets in your order. I love them both <3 Much love! Sophie
Jjean rated for Reading Challenge-2019 January on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your review. Sounds pretty good, I don't normally read romance novels either. :) :)
hazelwitch3 rated for Popsugar Reading Challenge #1 on Jan 13, 2019
Comment: Hi Karen, Thank you so much for sending me 'Murder in the Secret Garden'. It's a brilliant choice, absolutely the sort of thing I like to read. I can hardly wait to start!
RakkaS rated for TV SHOWS I GREW UP WITH on Jan 10, 2019
MeggyMoo rated for Questions on Your 2019 Reading on Jan 9, 2019
Comment: Hi Karen! Thanks for your thoughtful answers to the questions, they made great reading and I learnt some new things, too! It's great to meet others addicted to reading! Tracy
cindygroet rated for Questions on Your 2019 Reading on Jan 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing your answers. Wow, you read so many books! I am a slow reader, I realise.
NaitomeaMinx rated for Questions on Your 2019 Reading on Jan 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing your love of books with me! Stephen King writes pure classic good scares. I remember after I read Cujo as a teen, I was paranoid about stray dogs for a good long while.
lorasyl rated for (Email Swap) Currently I'm ... on Jan 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your answers :-)
PineappleTarts rated for Shuffle your music on Jan 8, 2019
Comment: Thank you, nice of you to include the links
HappyMom rated for Shuffle your music on Jan 7, 2019
Comment: Thanks Karen :)
Jlynn rated for TV SHOWS I GREW UP WITH on Jan 2, 2019
Comment: Thank you. Good list of shows although I've never heard of a few or just dont remember them. Lol

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jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

lovekiva on Sep 29, 2018:

Book quote, September

"My stomach broke into pieces and spun like a kaleidoscope. Dimly I saw my hand reaching toward it, lifting it to my nose. Cheap ink and old paper. It felt hot, but my arms prickled with goosebumps. I ripped it open."

The Hazel Wood, Melissa Albert

colleenbUSA on Sep 29, 2018:

Book Quote- September

“When new hopes fail, old hopes return in the endless cycle of desperation.” ― Dean Koontz, Prodigal Son

itsLinds on Sep 29, 2018:

Book Quote - September

“To the blessed darkness from which we are born, and to which we return.” ― Sarah J. Maas, A Court of Frost and Starlight

ankitabora on Aug 29, 2018:

Book Quote - August “because we have two legs and travelling on foot is the right speed for human beings. Walking sorts out your problems and anxieties, and calms your worries. Living from day to day, from inspiration to inspiration, much of what I have learned as a Jain has come from wandering. Sometimes, even my dreams are of walking.” - William Dalrymple, Nine Lives

Autumn5 on Aug 27, 2018:

August Book Quote 📚

"The caterpillar goes into the chrysalis, her grandmother had said. And then it changes. Its skin changes and its eyes change and its mouth changes. Its feet vanish. Every bit of itself - even its knowledge of itself - turns to mush.

'Mush?' Luna had asked, wide-eyed.

'Well,' her grandmother had reassured her. 'Perhaps not mush. Stuff. The stuff of stars. The stuff of light. The stuff of a planet before it is a planet. The stuff of a baby before it is born. The stuff of a seed before it is a sycamore. Everything you see is in the process of making or unmaking or dying or living. Everything is in a state of change."

  • Kelly Barnhill, The Girl Who Drank the Moon
jenidleman on Aug 25, 2018:

“The books we love, they love us back. And just as we mark our places in the pages, those pages leave their marks on us. I can see it in you, sure as I see it in me. You're a daughter of the words. A girl with a story to tell.” - Jay Kristoff, Nevernight

I mostly read while on the treadmill at the gym, and this book has been quite a page turner. :)

Fan art by gabriella.bujdoso

user6937 on Aug 1, 2018:

Please rate me for 100 FOOD QUESTIONS!!! I sent the day partners were assigned. Thanks :)

littlemissme84 on May 29, 2018:

Song Lyrics #4 Electronic Song: These Days Artist: Rudimental ft Jess Glynn

I hope someday We'll sit down together And laugh with each other About these days, these days

A new song but one I’ve really gotten into. It’s about a relationship ending and looking back on it but also looking forward and hoping that they can stay amicable and still chat about the times they had in the future.

cindygroet on May 29, 2018:

Song Lyrics #4:

James Blunt - Carry you home:

"As strong as you were, tender you go,
I'm watching you breathing for the last time.
A song for your heart, but when it is quiet
I know what it means and I'll carry you home,
I'll carry you home.

If she had wing she would fly away
And another day God will give her some..."

This song always reminds me of 1986 when I lost my bff when I was young. She died because of the result of drinking & driving. Cindy

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