Swap-bot Time: July 26, 2021 9:42 am


Date Joined: December 5, 2018
Last Online: July 24, 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



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


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.


Comment: Thanks for the washi samples, stickers, pink pieces, and postcards.
kclicquot rated for SSM: Pick your theme envelope #5 on Jul 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks that fly! Brilliant! and the stamps are perfect too!!! My favorite is the bee card! Thanks for a great swap!
bizzles rated for SSS: Modern on Jul 6, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the awesome sheets and extras!
TTrotti rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #17 on Jul 1, 2021
Comment: Hi Maria! Rec'd your cute happy mail today. Thx so very much. I love that clothesline washi tape. Love the extras and the cool stamps - thx much for those! Love that cute fold-up note too - never seen those before. Thx again!! See ya 'round the postbox. xTama
HollyBear rated for SSS: Everything Else on Jun 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you for such a personalized swap as well as for the extras!! I love all of it!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: Out of this world! #21 on Jun 27, 2021
Comment: Beautiful envelope-thanks so much for everything!
glassnowdrop rated for SSM: Letterset switch #10 on Jun 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely swap as always :) Hope you are well!
AmyMarie rated for Book List Swap 6/2021 on Jun 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the interesting book suggestions and the book postcard. You have quite an ambitious goal (to me anyway - I am lucky if I get more than 14 books read a year, 100 seems way out of range). Take care!
Gaucha rated for SSM: Sunshine Happy Mail #16 on Jun 24, 2021
Comment: Thanks for your wonderful envelope with nice goodies! Best wishes!!
susieq11 rated for Flat Envie of Fun 31 on Jun 22, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for a great swap! I’ll have to look for that postcard series on my next trip to Japan. It looks familiar...I might’ve bought one in the past. Now I’ll be on a mission for us both! (We have tickets for November so hopefully it’ll be ok to go!) Thank you for the stamps and postcard and beautiful papers. I love it all!! : )
lnguyen124 rated for SSS: Any 2 Sheets - June on Jun 18, 2021
Comment: OMG I absolutely ADORE the sheets you sent me, so kawaii! I will cherish them. Also, thank you for the recs of what you've been reading, I love fantasy so I'll def check those out!
Comment: Wonderful!!!! Thank you so much for this lovely swap!!! I love the yellow stamps <3, your giraffe- note (adorable!!) and your thoughtfulness!!! The handmade paper is delightful, your gifts are just fabulous (you studied my profile, thank you!!). Thank you Maria for a fantastic Mail day :)
Comment: Hi Maria! 👋 Wowza, thank you so much for this great packet of happy mail. 📬 I love it all - the cat coffee washi tapes, the coffee sticky notepad, 2 great PCs, and especially your note. Also the Very Fabulous Envelope 📚💚 they arrived in. 💌 I love all of it, it truly brightened my day. 🤗 Take care
Rainydancer rated for SSM: May book club and craft on Jun 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much! I like your star jar, and of course your thoughts
Comment: Great postcards and stickers. Thanks
Comment: Thank you very much for the note card, postcard, and sticker sheet!
anicka22 rated for What Are You Reading? - May ‘21 on May 26, 2021
Comment: Thank you. Going to search for the trilogy.
Tverne05 rated for LSRUS-A Week Of Surprises Swap-US on May 26, 2021
Comment: Thanks so much for my week of surprises. I can’t wait to open up each day. I’ve already opened up Tuesday and Wednesday. I like the fact that I can reuse the wrapping paper for other projects. 😁Have a great rest of your week. Take care!
ccmmsu rated for SSS: Manmade on May 24, 2021
Comment: I received this one the same day as the Nature resend, even though they were sent almost 2 weeks apart. Boy, the post office is all kinds of messed up right now, huh? lol But it's here, and I LOVE every single thing you sent! Thank you so much, Maria!!
ccmmsu rated for SSS: Nature on May 24, 2021
Comment: Hi Maria! I got your resend -- thank you for being proactive with that. I'll let you know if the first one shows up. I LOVE the stickers you sent! Thank you so much!!

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wolfeagle on Dec 30, 2020:


OrigamiGrace on Dec 24, 2020:



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:


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.

Rainydancer on Apr 14, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps and mail!

dmwcheng on Feb 23, 2020:


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