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zanadelenda

zanadelenda
Date Joined: May 25, 2020
Last Online: February 9, 2021
Birthday: May 7
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! I'm a lover of dogs, books, plants, and vintage style, and writing letters and sending packages through the mail has always been one of my favorite ways to express myself and give my friends and family a pick-me-up when they need it. I'm currently a student and hope that doing some swaps will be a fun way to relieve stress and meet people who share my interests.

Swap Info!

Hi everyone, I'm so sorry but apparently a few of my more recent swap letters have had issues in the mail, so I won't be accepting any new swaps until I figure out this problem and get resends out to everyone! To anyone waiting on a letter from me, I am so sorry and I promise I am on top of the situation. Thank you for your patience!

Just as a general rule I will never knowingly not send a swap, so if you don't receive something from me let me know ASAP and I will resend. I'll even include an extra if I make you wait, so please be patient with me!
All ratings and swaps are up to date as of 11-15-2020. I try to stay active on here as much as I can, but I'm all too aware that sometimes life catches up with me and I get busy, so please know that if it is after the above date and you are waiting on me for something, I will get to you as soon as I can. I usually check in about every 2 weeks, so if you think I missed you and it's been over 2 weeks feel free to message me and bring it to my attention.
Also I am very open to private swapping and pen pals, so if you are looking for a casual, nerdy penpal please shoot me a message!

Favorite Books

It's hard to pick exact favorites for any category, but I love adventure books, thrillers or mystery novels, and generally have a love for literary classics! Some of my all-time favorite books are:
-Watership Down by Richard Adams
-Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut
-Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson
-The Girl Who Owned a City by O.T. Nelson
-The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
-The Opposite of Fate by Amy Tan
-The Lord of the Rings Trilogy + The Hobbit by Tolkien
-The Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
-Uzumaki by Junji Ito
-Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier

Favorite Movies

I watch a LOT of movies, so these won't even begin to cover it but I'll try my best. I usually like thrillers again, documentaries, animated movies, classics, and I'll never say no to a quality rom-com!:
-Waitress
-Rafiki
-The Handmaiden
-Legally Blonde
-Pan's Labyrinth
-The Half of It
-The Babysitter
-Dangal
-Pretty much any Studio Ghibli film
-The Star Wars films, of course

Favorite Television

Though I love TV shows, without cable I mostly rely on streaming services and I'm just more of a movie person in general, so I am very picky about my favorite shows!
-Avatar: The Last Airbender
-Community
-Parks and Recreation
-Buffy the Vampire Slayer
-Star Trek
-She-Ra and the Princesses of Power

Favorite Music

This will be one of the shorter sections, not because I don't love music but just because I enjoy a lot of random songs from totally different genres and don't have many consistent favorites: -Orishas (Latin Hip-Hop)
-Hozier
-Taylor Swift(don't judge me)
-Jon Bellion
-21 Pilots
-The Donnas
-girl in red
-Jimi Hendrix

Favorite Crafts

Alright, not sure exactly how to describe my favorite crafts, but suffice it to say I love all kinds of art and just love learning to make things! I'm not very advanced in anything mostly due to my age, but I love sewing, knitting, drawing, painting, and just learning to make random things like DIY planters or homemade coffee syrups.

My Favorite Things!

While I love making lists of favorite books or movies, I feel like a lot of information doesn't fit in simple lists, so I decided to emulate Maria from Sound of Music and make a list of things that just bring me joy!
-Pressed flowers
-Old books
-Wax seals
-Glassware
-Candles
-CDs
-Plants
-Flowy skirts
-Fitted pants
-Vests
-Big, cozy pullover hoodies
-Macaroni and cheese
-Reading and eating pastries
-Hot cocoa with way too many marshmallows
-Exercising
-Adding veggies or fruit to my comfort meals
-Watching movies with my dog
-Brown paper packages tied up with string(what can I say, Maria has good taste!)
-Shiny knickknacks or rocks
-Empty notebooks
-Bathtubs
I'd describe my preferred aesthetic as somewhere between dark academia, gremlincore, cottagecore, and just plain old vintage, with my favorite style emulating late 1800s-early 1900s fashion. Honestly though, while I do have certain aesthetics I love, I don't really strive to "live" those aesthetics, I like to mix them in with my normal, nerdy college kid lifestyle. I feel like the best part of liking vintage or cottagecore type style is watching Netflix on the couch while wearing a full-length Edwardian skirt, or writing with a quill pen by candlelight while wearing jeans and listening to Doja Cat. It's like I get to bring new life and power to clothes or items that have a history of their own.
Anyway, sorry I tend to ramble! In general, I just appreciate people who are passionate: about style, about learning, and about being kind and accepting towards others.

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks so much Sarah! I appreciate that you realized that your letter didn't arrive and that you sent a new one! I like the lovely creative bookmark, and I enjoyed reading about your nice mostly unremarkable day at the bookstore; that's what I love about them - they are so welcoming, and you can pass a lot of time! Plus, the ones with the cafes are great for meeting friends, people-watching, or just taking a break with a book. :)
BeTravelicious rated for Tea For Thee # 72 on Nov 16, 2020
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Comment: Thanks a lot for the tea's,
winterBlue rated for Handmade Bookmark & Tea Swap #4 on Nov 4, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the bookmark, love the button!
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Comment: thank you so much for the mail. I loved it. Have a good day
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Comment: thank you for the postcard, sounds like a nice bookstore and a great way to spend an afternoon :-)
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Comment: Nice idea, I love hidden secret spots
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Comment: The postcard you sent is beautiful! Thank you for sharing about your favorite bookshop!
Cindymt rated for 100 Questions on Sep 23, 2020
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Comment: Sorry for the late rate!
Response: No problem at all!
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Comment: Hey Sarah, thank you so much for the re-send. You rock, and the recipe sound delish!
Response: No problem, sorry it didn't send the first time! Thanks so much for your patience, enjoy the recipes!
danyelle15 rated for Virtual Photo Journal (July) on Aug 15, 2020
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Comment: Hi Sarah, thank you SO MUCH for the letter! I loved everything about it: the packaging, the flowers, the cap bottle from the very HP Universe...just everything :) oh, and the pictures of you - so adorable, it makes you actually real (even though I know you are quite real lol). I'll write you back as soon as I can! Thank you again and have a nice day! :)
Response: Hi, of course!!! I'm so glad you finally received it, I hope it was worth the wait. Can't wait to hear back from you!
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Comment: Thanks...loved your photos. :)
shelley96734 rated for Virtual Photo Journal (July) on Aug 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for my amazing story! I really enjoyed reading it and your storytelling skills are so good!
Response: Aw, thank you for reading! I'm very glad you enjoyed it.
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Comment: I am totally in love with the recipes! I can't wait to try them! Thank you so much!
Response: Iโ€™m so glad you like them! Please let me know how they turn out if you try them!
LibraryMaker rated for Book Suggestion #3 on Jul 3, 2020
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Comment: Hello! Thank you so much for the letter and recommendation! I do love Rebecca and I was delighted to read your thoughts on it. :) If you haven't read My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier, I would highly suggest it. One of my coworkers and I had a very long conversation a while ago about how it might be Du Maurier's best work. Also, thank you so much for the stickers! I love them. Raccoons are one of my favorite animals.
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my letter, I figured you'd know more about Du Maurier than me anyway but it's just as fun to exchange love for the same authors sometimes. I can't wait to read My Cousin Rachel!
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Comment: ty
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Comment: Thanks so much for the note, extras and beautiful poem- I loved it. Definite food for thought- no pun intended :) Glad you enjoyed my swap and I hope you are able to sign up for more in the future! <3 Be well, -Al
Response: I'm so glad you enjoyed the poem, I was a bit nervous since I'm not very experienced! Can't wait to sign up for future swaps from you
dobiegirl rated for would you rather...newbie friendly on Jun 14, 2020
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Comment: thank you very fun.

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Comments

MikiJoyce on Jun 13, 2020:

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Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do.โ€ โ€“ John Wooden

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โ€œI decided, very early on, just to accept life unconditionally; I never expected it to do anything special for me, yet I seemed to accomplish far more than I had ever hoped. Most of the time it just happened to me without my ever seeking it.โ€ โ€“ Audrey Hepburn

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Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. - Helen Keller

mailfromjo on Jun 13, 2020:

Keep in mind! "To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong." :)

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