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swapbotmaria

swapbotmaria
Date Joined: December 5, 2018
Last Online: January 21, 2021
Birthday: February 4
Country: United States

About Me

**Please let me know if something doesn’t get to you and I will resend.***

Hello! My name is Maria. I currently live in Western New York (transplant from the PNW) with my family and two mischievous cats. I enjoy the winter but not so much the summer humidity.

I am a teen librarian and LOVE my job. I am always happy to talk about libraries, programming, books and education. I would be extra excited to receive items from your local library—book lists, program flyers, etc. I love to see what’s going on in your part of the world.

I love meeting new people and participating in swaps. Choosing things I think will make people happy is the best part of swapping.

Favorite Books

My favorite genre is speculative fiction, especially short stories. Some favorite authors include Kelly Link, Caitlin Kiernan, M.Rickert, Octavia Butler, Karen Joy Fowler, Maureen McHugh, Sarah Pinsker, E.Lily Yu, Ken Liu, Cat Rambo, Pat Murphy, etc.

I also read YA fiction and (non super hero) graphic novels.

Favorite Hobbies

Paper crafts of all kinds: postcard creation, bookbinding, journal-making, mail art

Penpals and Postcrossing

Reading

Baking

Visiting museums and bookstores. I like lectures and author visits and learning new things.

Swap Thoughts

Below are some ideas for things I enjoy. However, they are just suggestions. I love surprises and like lots of things not listed.

I love stickers and washi tape.

Things I am especially fond of: Snails, mushrooms, rain, clouds, outer space, planets, stars/moon, robots, cats, unicorns, stripes, polka dots, rainbows, mail/post office, things that are metallic, or have shimmer or sparkle. Map-related. LGBTQ

I am also a fan of things that are odd or quirky. I enjoy handmade things so if that’s your jam, go for it!

I rather enjoy vintage postcards or advertisements. I also like interesting postcards that advertise something you enjoy: bands, books, authors, artists.

Other postcard themes: sci-fi, space, moon, quirky, maps, cats, fashion, unicorns, snails, Star Trek, graphic novel or picture book themed.

I like dark chocolate plain or, really, with anything. I can't think of anything I don't like in chocolate. :)

Things to Avoid

Things to avoid:

Stickers with words only or inspirational/motivational sayings.

Tea--I don't drink it

Religiously themed items.

Planner stickers

Kiddie reward stickers.Kawaii is totally fine!

Strong scents

Angels

Favorite Television

Favorite TV and Movies: The Ladies in Black, Home for the Holidays, Far from Heaven, Single Man, Brokeback Mountain, But I'm a Cheerleader, Groundhog Day, Schitt's Creek, The Good Place, Star Trek, Handmaid’s Tale.

Ratings

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Comment: so fun opening
michlove rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #10 on Dec 8, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the letter sets, washi, and stickers. Oh, and the old library index card is great.
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Pipsticks sticker swap on Dec 6, 2020
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Comment: Thanks so much!
alittledabble rated for WTL: Winter Washi Tape Swap on Dec 6, 2020
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Comment: I’m sorry this is belated, but I had been waiting until I had time to sit down and thoroughly appreciate and pay attention to all the lovely detail of the holiday swaps I got. Wow, you got a ton of big reactions out of me for the beauty of the washi you sent! And the packaging was so charming! I love those long envelopes by theme of washi. And the crinkle the clear envelope you mailed it all in was so fun and ASMR for me! ❤️ I’ve never seen a clear envelope like that. All the heart! Such a pleasure to get happy mail from you again! Thank you for brightening my day! Heather
Response: I’m so happy you enjoyed it.💜❤️ I
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Comment: Thank you for the cool goodies. I appreciate the book recommendations. I just finished the 2nd Dread Nation book and LOVED it! Representation matters and Jane is so cool! I will have to check out the others you mentioned. I am a little jealous that your library was even open. Ours has been closed since mid-March, but we do have curbside. I just miss browsing, talking to the librarians, reading in the comfy chairs. Hopefully we will get to go back in the Spring. Good luck with your online groups, that is so cool.
TryshaH81 rated for SSM: November sticker swap on Nov 29, 2020
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Comment: Happy Swapping
lasciviouskisses rated for SSM: July sticker swap on Nov 27, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the amazing space themed decorated mail (and stamps!) and the great stickers! I love them all!! Would've given more hearts if I could! I'll let you know if the original swap arrives.
MisplacedfromPA rated for LSRU-QUICK Pick 5 #2-USA on Nov 25, 2020
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Comment: This was surely snail mail for it just arrived. Thank you for the stamps, post card, stickers, washi samples, ribbon and tiny envelope. How you packaged it all was extremely nice. Enjoy your holidays.
Risna rated for SSM: Note card and flat surprise on Nov 21, 2020
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Comment: Maria, I love everything about the envelope that arrived today! Thank you for the ocean theme decorated envelope and the amazing stamps you used! Love the goodies too! Take care and stay safe!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: October book club and craft on Nov 19, 2020
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Comment: Oh wow! That craft of Mr. Harrigan's phone was amazing! Very creative. So great to catch up on what you thought of this collection.
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Comment: Thanks so much!
jenniann rated for LSRUS sticker sheet swap- USA on Nov 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the nice stickers. I especially love the cat ones! Also a big thank you for the book recs. Will have to check them out :)
Stargazer008 rated for What Are You Reading? - Fall on Nov 16, 2020
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Comment: Another time thank you for the reading list of fall. That was a long one! I also like the postcard by the New Yorker. Thank you for sharing!
Stargazer008 rated for Random Envelope 6 on Nov 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the envelope filled with lovely random things. I really like the 80s washi tape and victorian sticker. And now have a nice evening.
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Comment: Thank you so much I look forward to opening At Christmas 🎄
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Comment: Love the washi and stickers! Thanks - looking forward to opening in December
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Comment: Thanks for the stickers!!
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Comment: Thank you. I will open in December. 🎄🎁 edit: Thank you for the goodies, I love the washi. Hope you had a Merry Christmas!
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Comment: Thank you for the super cute penguin card. 💖
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Comment: Thank you so much

Rating Overview

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Comments

wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:

hny

OrigamiGrace on Dec 24, 2020:

Merry

eve

takehimaway on Nov 8, 2020:

What a juxtaposition - librarian, but you hate word stickers. May I ask why? Stickers with words only are my FAVOURITE type of sticker. I also love washi with words on it!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 28, 2020:

halloween

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

manders2280 on Apr 30, 2020:

The paper pocket in the CPG Quickie swap I sent you is a simple origami cup.
https://www.origamiway.com/origami-cup.shtml

Rainydancer on Apr 14, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps and mail!

dmwcheng on Feb 23, 2020:

YAY LIBRARIANS!

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