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swapbotmaria

swapbotmaria
Date Joined: December 5, 2018
Last Online: May 31, 2020
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

ToujoursMoi rated for SSM: Letter set switch on May 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so very much for the great letter sets. I will put them all in good use
susieq11 rated for MAIL ART - Dogs and Cats on May 27, 2020
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Comment: I love all the Shibas and even a dog stamp! So cute!!! Thank you very much! Also really appreciate the profile based postcards and stickers! : ) Thanks so much for joining my swap!! xxxx
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Comment: Really interesting cards and, oh wow, LOVE the papers. Thanks so much!
LadyJo rated for What Are You Reading? on May 25, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the list of books you enjoyed! Also, thanks for the extras as well!
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Comment: What a neat PC you chose to send! Interestingly, I've never heard of any of the authors you listed. Now I have some new ones to check out! Thank you!
Suzyanner rated for DESTASH WASHI TAPES on May 22, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the amazing washi tape! I love it so much! I HAVE been to the Maine Diner, a couple times! Very good food, if you can get through the lines! I'm going to send you a card very soon---I just got a bunch of new Maine ones!
kittyfun rated for 5 Partners Pick 3 #10 on May 21, 2020
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Comment: I finally found your swap! Sorry so so late but I did love all you sent. Thank you!
TryshaH81 rated for SSM: May Sticker Swap on May 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the stickers
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Comment: I absolutely love the postcard, thank you!!!
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Comment: I LOVED the metallic foil washi envelope, it was absolutely stunning in my box!! Also, the surprise of letter writing papers was great, I’ll be sure to use the sheets very soon. Can’t believe you know where my little village is, hahaha, most people in MI probably don’t know it!
penpallingfool rated for DESTASH WASHI TAPES on May 17, 2020
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Comment: WOW, thanks for the great selection of Washi Tape. I have already started using some of it. May I ask you to pm me where you find it at? Here we have a crap selection thanks again xx
Response: Glad you liked it. I sent you a pm with the places I shop online.
PaperProf rated for SSM: Sunshine happy mail #4 on May 16, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for all the great items. Everything is beautiful. I especially enjoy the origami envies and the great postcards.
loey rated for Washi sample extravaganza on May 15, 2020
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Comment: I'm sorry for the late reply - I had early swapbot mail sent to work and I'd forgotten. Thank you for the gorgeous washi!
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Comment: Very fun swap! You went way overboard and I received the happiest snail mail! Thank you very much for so many items for Hot Air Balloons. So so many hearts!
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed it. It was a lot of fun to put together.
kolasx rated for Quick Pick 3 Swap #6 on May 13, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for everything! You truly went above and beyond~ Spinning Silver by Novik is just as wonderful as Uprooted; I think you'll like the novel very much
Response: So glad you liked the swap. I'll have to check out Uprooted. I really like her writing style.
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Comment: I love that they are "social distancing" lol
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Comment: Hello! Funny you are from here, I am from New England! I love the was his! Mushrooms, rain, mail, it's got everything PNW 💖. Those Postcards are great! I will have to look into the artists. Those calendar others are great! I love the Hunter Moon; my daughter wants to name our cat Artemis. It's pretty perfect! I love the mix of stickers! And Jennifer loves her Fox accessories! And the way you packaged everything is so lovely! Thank you so much!
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Comment: Thank you so much!!!
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Comment: Thank you Maria, Stay Safe
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Comment: Thank you so much for resending! I love all of it!
Response: Oh good! You got it. I'm glad you liked it.

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Comments

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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