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swapbotmaria

swapbotmaria
Date Joined: December 5, 2018
Last Online: July 22, 2024
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 wife and our sweet poodle, Thelma. I enjoy the winter but not so much the summer humidity.

I work as an adult services manager in a large public library. 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

I enjoy a wide range of fiction. Some favorite authors include Octavia Butler Karen Joy Fowler, Sarah Gailey, Emily St. John Mandel, Tiffany Jackson, Rebecca Stead, Kate DiCamillo, Garth Nix. I also read the occasional graphic novel and nonfiction.

Favorite Hobbies

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

Penpals

Reading/book groups

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.

Things I am especially fond of: Snails, mushrooms, rain, clouds, outer space, planets, stars/moon, robots, cats, 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 of all sorts.

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, 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: 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, Bridgerton, Somebody Somewhere

Ratings

Lolcw rated for SSS: Any 2 Sheets - June '24 on Jul 23, 2024
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Comment: Thank you!
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Comment: This is so great! I love how you did each section -- the background behind your name, the stars and circles filling in the spaces in the Things I Love area, and how you made a pretty scene for your favorite theme. Thank you, Maria!!
ccmmsu rated for SSS: Everything Else #7 on Jul 21, 2024
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Comment: Thank you so much for all the awesome goodies, Maria! I'm so glad you're back, too. :) The envelopes arrived two weeks apart, and of course I got #2 first, so I'm glad you wrote on the outside of the envie what it was for and "2/2." USPS really keeps things interesting. lol
Rainydancer rated for SSM: June book club on Jul 13, 2024
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Comment: I loved hearing your thoughts, we felt a lot a like I think. I love those stickers! I do think it was advertised as something else than what it was, not to it's benefit. A lot of people like those Emily Wilde books, I hope your loan comes in soon- it seems you're halfway there! they were both low 3 stars for me.
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Comment: Thank you so very much for your lovely note. I loved getting to know you better. Thank you for the beautifully decorated envelope of purple and green! Genealogy is under the umbrella of History. I am not very much a Bridgerton fan. I watched a few episodes, but I struggled to get into it; I couldn't relate to the characters, though I love the regency period. Thank you again for a fun note!
anicka22 rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #44 on Jun 25, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the awesome swap and love the washi samples, postbard and stickers!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Find Four #36 on Jun 23, 2024
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Comment: Thanks so much, I love your unique envelope! It was great seeing you in the mail.
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Comment: maria, i loved your fun envelope and enclosed happy mail .. many thanks!
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Comment: what an amazing set of papers you sent! the hedgies? the mushies? GAHHHHH i dont know f anyone else but me will see it cuz THIS = hoard worthy, let me tell ya!
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Comment: Hello dear Maria . . . thank you for the beautifully decorated envie filled with goodies~ I am in love with the kitty stationery and those gorgeous stickers. Such thoughtful choices.
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Comment: WOW! What a fun envelope to receive, it is beautiful. And thank you for the fun variety of goodies!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Three TPCs and stickers #10 on May 31, 2024
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Comment: Loved seeing you in the mailbox! Thanks for the stickers and cards!
ccmmsu rated for SSS: You're Making a Scene on May 29, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for an awesome swap, Maria. Your scene is so detailed! I wish I was there. :)
Ikat78 rated for What Are You Reading? - May 2024 on May 25, 2024
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Comment: Thank you for the funny pc about hands in the air. I love The Secret Society of Irregular Witches! I was ready to read some every night. That is always a good feeling with a book. I haven’t read Sharp Objects but will check it out. I am currently reading, The Forgotten Room by Karen White, Beatriz Williams, and Lauren Willig. It is REALLY good! Thank you for your recommendations. 😊
ccmmsu rated for SSS: Any 2 Sheets - May '24 on May 24, 2024
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Comment: Hi Maria! Wow -- you spoiled me. Thank you so much for all the awesome stickers!! :)
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Comment: What a great note, sounds like you have a great job.
Lolcw rated for SSM: Sticker sheet search 324 on May 6, 2024
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Comment: Thanks
lou rated for WIYM: Get Wild with Postage Envelope!#1 on Dec 4, 2023
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Comment: Hi there, thanks for swap - please put swap name on swap (so it’s easy to find swap and rate) — many thanks for all the fun, colorful stickers you sent!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: 5 Pipsticks things #4 on Nov 29, 2023
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Comment: thanks so much!
hazelwitch3 rated for SSM: October book club on Nov 19, 2023
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Comment: Thank you so much for your review of the book and the great tuck-ins! Like you, I particularly warmed to the story of the men and the babies, Another piece that stood out for me was 'The Wolf Man's Daughter'. Like so many pieces in this book, it told of the difficulty of growing up knowing you are different, different from your family, different from the other kids at school. The idea of the werewolf as an analogy for queerness – 'Larry Talbot's growing awareness of his nature and betrayal by his own body' – reflects the experience of so many of us as we recognised ourselves for who and what we are within worlds that told us what we were was unacceptable. I've still never seen a horror film but found the essays thought-provoking.

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Comments

lou on Feb 3, 2024:

Happy birthday month from WIYM group!

lou on Feb 3, 2024:

Happy birthday month from WIYM group!

circularlogic on Mar 24, 2023:

Best cat postcard ever! Your thank you happy mail was so thoughtful and kind! The stickers and memo sheets are fantastic. Thank you so, so much, friend! See you at the mailbox again,
Jessie

simcoe54 on Feb 4, 2023:

Hope you have a Happy Birthday!

captkristi on May 6, 2022:

It feels like my birthday!! Thank you SO much. I can't believe you made this. It's gorgeous...I don't have the words to say what a wonderfully thoughtful gift this is. I am going to treasure this forever.

captkristi on Apr 11, 2022:

EEEK!! Thank you SO much for this wonderful surprise!!! I loved it before I even opened it because you use the coolest stamps!! You seriously made my day!!! I have practiced my Snails and I am looking forward to the next time I get to send you something fun <3 I have been drawing something for Past is Red and I will send you a picture. I think you will love it!! That book. It cracks me up so bad!!

ccmmsu on Feb 8, 2022:

hb

Sorry I'm a little late. Hope you had a fabulous day and the best year ever in 2022!

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!

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