Comment: Sorry to hear your book felt more like homework than an adventure, but congratulations for finishing it! I'm not sure I'd be able to finish a book that didn't grab hold of me right now. :( Well, another one off the list, right? :)
Comment: I am so bad with rating lately and I am truly sorry! Thanks so much for your email! I have Olive on my list to read! Also, you read so much!! Hope this month is a good reading month for you :)
Comment: Hi Fiorella, your booklist and reviews always tempt me! Love the classics, and recently have been going back to books that I never read over the years. This Graham Greene is tempting to me. I love Noir. But I've never read a book by Graham Greene and have often wondered about his books. Maybe I will add this to my TBR...we shall see. Thank you again for your email and this update.
Comment: Hi Fiorella, Yes I admire Colleen's charts too. You are owning them here. And I also see books on your list that I am tempted and at times have read too. They do not disappoint! Thank you for sharing the stats and the lists of your books.
Comment: Great list! I heard about it being legalized and was very happy! Now I just wish people here would stop trying to make it illegal! I'm glad to hear that no one you know has gotten really sick as well! Happy New Year!
Comment: Great swap. I love to see when other readers have diverse reading stats. I also love reading different genres and authors from diverse foreign origins. It's definitely a lot more fun.☺️ Seems like we somewhat have the same reading speed. Thanks for sharing.
Comment: (sorry for the late rating)
Thank you very much for sharing your detailed list with your November books :) Great that you mostly liked what you read. The books sound all quite interesting, maybe I'll want to read at least one by myself as well :D I hope you have wonderful holidays and I wish you the best for 2021!
Response: Thank you so much Ina! And a very Happy New Year to you too!
Comment: Hello! Great to see a familiar friend. I'm new to the writing group but trying new things seems fun. My husband is reading Ulysses right now. I've tried, perhaps I will read parts of it. I do love James Joyce and have read Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
Response: I've only read Dubliners, but that was so long ago I don't remember anything. And I do want to read Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man one day! =) I'm sure you'll see a few more familiar faces in the writing group as well, welcome, and hope you have fun!
Comment: Loved your list, it is true what you say about reading during "free" time instead of "dead" time now, I do the same. Years ago I read "In the Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco... I remember I really enjoyed it, but I forget why :( You may want to try it sometime. Take Care :)
Comment: Thank you for the email! I don't have any of my old diaries, they all got thrown out during moves along the way! I loved the pictures you included! Thanks so much for sharing! It's really cool that you still have them!
Comment: I also read my partners' responses after I do the swap myself. I loved your email with the pictures. I'm honestly glad to see that it is not just me that can't seem to keep up with it. Take Care! :)
Comment: Wow! War & Peace?! Congratulations! That is an achievement! I've listened to the audio, once, but never actually read the print book. I have a copy and it's hanging out on my TBR, but I haven't been up to starting it out. Yet. ARe you glad you read it? Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thank you! Yes! I'm glad I read -it took me *only* 7 months 😅 but now I'm kinda sad it's over, it's been a constant presence since January. What do I red now? 😊
Comment: Thank you very much for sharing your books from July :) As always, loved your reviews and now have a new book (white nights) on my to-read list that I would like to read soon :) Sounded really intriguing. I'm always happy to receive your reviews for the swap, always new book ideas :D The second book sounded interesting as well, but also sounds like something best read in Spanish and I highly doubt my Spanish would be good enough for that unfortunately :D Best wishes and stay safe!
Response: Thank you Ina for your lovely words! I'm glad my little reviews turn into a source for new boks :D And i'm also glad you're doing well and were able to enjoy some time out with your friends!
Comment: You made great progress, if you finished the 2 and almost the 3rd! That's great! :)We've got a 2 day break from the bad heat, but the heat is coming back early next week. I should clearly spend LESS time cooking & MORE time reading in all this heat, right? :) Thanks for joining the swap. :)
Comment: Sounds like you enjoyed your books. :) Re-reading old favorites is always fun for me, too. And there seem to be SO MANY really GOOD kids books now days! I'm always jealous. And I check them out like crazy. :)
Comment: Fiorella, you always have such classics! This time I am not tempted to add your books to my list as I often find myself thinking about your books! It’s almost a test of my willpower not to shop your list and to copy those books to my list ha ha. But it’s all good fun and very fun to share the joy of reading!
Comment: I'm very sorry, I thought I had already rated you for the swap...Thank you very much for your email with the detailed review for each book! I always look forward to your reviews, because I so often find new books for my to read lists brought to my attention and you give a good summary of how the book is :) Both books sounded like a really interesting read and I hadn't heard of either of them. And I also love old novels, it gives such an interesting peak into the past. Also, as you said, there are many great ones between them, otherwise they would be less likely to still be read. I hope you stay safe and I wish you all the best!
Comment: I don't think I've read Ethan From, but I'm not sure why I haven't ... Something to look for, I guess. :) And "The Secret Garden" is one of my very favorite books! I saw the movies before I read the book, as a child, but read the book as a teen and LOVED the idea. I re-read it last year as part of a childhood favorites challenge and still loved it. :) Also liked "A Little Princess" ,but there was something about the whole idea of the Secret Garden that grabbed me, I guess. :) Now I'll need to go look for Ethan Frome :)
Comment: You do like Alcott, don't you? :) I never really got into her books, Austen's (though my kids have to read Pride & Prejudice for school, so I'm reading/listening along with them - not enjoying it).
Haven't read Jonathan & Mr Strange yet -but it's sitting here on my bookshelf - looking at me .... :) And my daughter loves Rainbow Rowell! I haven't tried her books yet, but Annika raves about them. :)
Thanks for sharing :)
Comment: Your current female authors sound interesting. :) I have noticed that I tend to read a lot of books by female authors, then get 'tired' of them, I guess? and then read a bunch of male authors and so on. I need balance, I think! Thanks for sharing :)
Comment: Oh, my goodness, I LOVE the cover of that book! Reminds me of a series of books my mom read when she was little and would often suggest to me. They were usually popular TV or movie characters made into a series of books, and I tell you, I can still remember the feel of those books and the paper was so rough, it was just memorable. I never really liked any of the books - they were really quite old and felt silly and outdated in a way even Nancy Drew wasn't - but I remember her 'finding' them for me.
Good luck with the other 2 you are reading - both should be a challenge!
Comment: Thanks for your review of Notting Hill. I've not seen the film so I'll take your advice to go for the film rather than, or before, the book. I enjoyed reading your comments and look forward to swapping with you in the future.
Comment: Hey Fiorella! I am so sorry to have not rated you sooner! Thank you x a million for your lovely email, I adored reading everything! I have added the authors to my list of people and books to check out, thank you! I hope you have a great weekend as well :)
Comment: Hi Fiorella, I'm very sorry, I must have overlooked rating you for this swap! Of course what you sent was great and as detailed as usually :) I was just going through the last of my swaps to put books on my to read read now and saw I missed rating you. So...better late than never. The biography you mentioned sounds quite interesting, I wanted to read more biograhies anyway, this one sounds like a nice one to read, especially since I also don't know much about him :) Have a wonderful day and happy reading!
Comment: Sorry for slow rating. Your email went to my spam folder and I had a hard time locating it. Thank you for sharing your thoughts on this book and the movie. I was not familiar with either prior to reading your email, but I definitely want to check out the movie soon and possibly the book some time in the future. 😊❤
Comment: Don't you just hate it when 'real life' gets in the way of important things like reading? :)
I cannot believe you watched the WHOLE season of Good Omens already! I kept getting interrupted in the first episode! :(
Response: Well, in this case life got in the way with more reading, which I didn't hate, even though it took time from my TBR books. And yes, not only I already watched the whole season, but I think I'll reawatch it again soon. This very night, probably. The "perks" of being a single lady with little to none social life xP
Comment: Wow! I love your comments. I don't know what I think of Eat Him if You Like but the story was intriguing enough that I bungled through the Wiki article on my college French, refusing to allow Google to help! I think I'm going to add Delicacy to my list! Thank you! Congrats on becoming an auntie! It's the best!
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list. :) Not adding new titles is SO HARD! I struggle with that too, especially when I'm offered ARC's. *sigh* I added a few to my Good Reads list yesterday, that were listed in a book newsletter. Hmm, maybe I should un-subscribe from that until I get more books read. Nah ... :)
Comment: Congrats on your reading list. :) "Night Flight" is one of my husband's favorite books, and a fan of the author overall. :) And, yes, I think even shorter books or ones you started last month totally count. :) haha Thanks for sharing.
Comment: I totally understand how you feel about poetry. I admittedly hated it in school--always rhyming, always about death, love, or nature. It wasn't until college that I found contemporary and free verse poetry. A whole new world! A poem about breakfast? Yes, please. That said, I do love some classic pieces, and Jabberwocky may be one :)
Comment: I'm glad to hear you enjoyed "Ocean at the End of the Lane". I'm thinking of making that a family-listen book next month. Gives me an 'excuse' to revisit it. :) The fac fic you describe always sounds so interesting! I don' think I've really read any. Thanks for sharing.
Comment: Oh well, I'll accept the blame for a Neil Gaiman book. :) I don't love everything he writes, but that one stuck in my memory. :) It looks like you're making a good progress. :) Oh, and I've added Jonathan Strange and Mr Norrell from your list, so maybe we're 'even' now. :)
Comment: You're obviously making good progress through your TBR list -- well done! I think your new way of organising it makes it easier to see what you've already achieved. And I enjoyed reading your list of books -- my daughter-in-law is from Mexico so I was very interested in the mixture of Spanish and English titles.
Comment: How funny that you've listened to Serial! I guess I didn't think of a podcast like that, dealing with American justice, would be in other countries. I think I listen to far more audio books than pod casts, but I started on audio books first, so maybe that's why. Neil Gaiman is great on audio. :) Have you tried "Ocean at the end of the Lane"? (I think that's the title.) That one had me almost hypnotized! :)
Response: I added it to my TBR list! Thank you for the recommendation :D
Comment: Thank you very much! I think the first book could interest me as well, whenever I have time to update my to-read list again, it'll probably land there :D And I love the list with the fanfics, wow! I think the main thing I dislike about fanfiction is that I have to search for it :D I'll definitely check some stories out, and thanks for also posting the highlights of your fanfic reads this month :) Have a wonderful week!
Response: Yes, that's why I keep a list! To have a record of the things I read [not all of them are listed in Goodreads], and to have an easy access for anyone who wants to dive into it, since I also only got to them through recommendation from other people :)
Comment: Thanks for the great list. :) "Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell" was offered as a 'daily deal' on bookriot.com, and I recognized the title from your list ... and bought the ebook. These swaps are making my lists grow! Oh no! haha:)
Response: Ooops, sorry for that xD But I hope you like it! :D
Comment: Thanks so much for your list. :) I've never actually read fan-fic (maybe I'm too old! haha!) but I'm curious. :) I think my daughter talked about a story about the Sims computer game that she was reading. I'm wondering if that's similar? Maybe I need to explore a bit. :)
Response: I only began with fanfic last year, I kow people of all ages who enjoy it. You just need to finde your "niche", which can take some time and a lot of trial and error. Just think of a universe you'd like to dive deeper on, and go for it :) I know people like to write about their sims, or make little videos or even tell stories through images, as some sort of comic, so I guess that could count as fanfiction :)
Comment: Thank you for sharing your list -- what a fascinating selection of books! And I really liked your main goal: 'to read more books from the pile than adding new ones to it'. I look forward to finding out if you succeed!
Comment: GREAT presentation! I'm glad I wasn't the only one with a slow reading month. I think the Henry VII one sounds good, and I like how it prints the rumors AND facts, but also tries to separate them--guys like him end up half real, half legend, and it's hard to keep track at this late date. The other sounds interesting for its audience, and I'm glad it benefited your piece and introduced you to other new authors to check out. So many books, so little time!
Response: I guess it doesn't matter how much we read, as long as we have the chance to read something... Some months go better than others, but even with baby steps will get far, if we persevere long enough :) Thank you for your feedback!
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list. :) It looks like you had a good year for books, yes? :) My daughter LOVES Rainbow Rowell. She's practically memorized "Carry On", so seeing those on your list made me smile. :)
Thanks for joining the swap! :) It's great to have you in the group. :)
Comment: Ooh, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is one of my favorite books EVER! I read one really excellent HP related fanfic this year, but it was about the Marauders when they were growing up in school. It was phenomenal! Now I am going to definitely follow your links and read some more. Fanfic is so fun. Anyway, thanks for sharing, and I got some good ideas for things to read. And a yearning to learn Spanish already so I can read Spanish books in Spanish!
Response: Yes! That fic sounds very interesting and I added it to my To-Read list as soon as I read your thoughts on it :)
Hope you find something you like in my list!
Comment: The book sounds really interesting! I'm going to see if I can find a copy at my library. :) Sorry that it sat on your TBR list for years, but glad that you finally got to read it, and that you enjoyed it. :)
Comment: Thank you very much for your book review (and sorry for the late rating), another series to put on my to-read list on goodreads! :D Sounds like a series I could enjoy reading :) I have read Harry Potter so many times, I like any variation/similar stories :D I hope you had wonderful holidays and I wish you all the best for the new year! :)
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing your super interesting book. It sounds like, instead of meta fiction, it's meta history. Like the history of history, in a particular context. I think I'll see if I can find it. Have a fabulous year reading many awesome books in 2019!
Comment: I think you and my daughter would get along well, based on your book choices. :) She LOVED Carry On, and is eagerly anticipating book 2!
I've heard of Joe Hill's graphic novels, but haven't tried any of them. I don't think I've ever really, really read graphic novels. I've checked some of King's out from the library, to see the art work, but I already knew the story, so I don't think I really READ them, you know? But now I'm thinking about Lock & Key. Might have to look for them. :)
Thanks for joining the swap, and for sharing your thoughts. :)
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing! I am totally interested in the book now, and will have to find it. Also the graphic novel. I love Owen Hill, partly on his own account, and partly due to his being Stephen King's son. I don't normally read graphic novels, but you've really made me interested in this series. Thanks for the caveats about the Simon book, so I won't fall into the confusion you did!
Comment: Yes, our first snail mail swap! :)
And I loved reading your history with HP. Reading your account, I could imagine my daughter in her excitement over different series and movies (She is the one who introduced me to 'fandom').
Must have been hard to wait for each book to come out! Maybe the suspense of 'what happens next' fuels the fandom? When we went through the series, all but book 7 were out - even then we only had to wait like a month - and my kids all liked the books better than the movies (though, I did like movie 1 & 2).
Thank you for sharing your story. :) I'm really happy for you that you found something that was so much fun and you were able to share with your friends and family as well. That does make it very special. :)
Comment: Thank you for the detailed review, what a pity you didn't like the book. at least it's from your to-read pile now :D I hope you find better books to read after this one :) I have never read anything by that author and your review didn't really motivate me to change something about that :D Best wishes!
Comment: Thanks so much for joining the swap, and sharing your thoughts of the book. :) I haven't read anything by Sidney Sheldon, actually. My mom was a fan of his books when I was really little, but I never tried one. Maybe I'm not missing much! Sorry it wasn't a good book for you! <3 <3
Comment: Thank you so much for your review. :) I actually didn't enjoy Outlander when I read it, but I think it has to do partly with the time period. Like you said, the setting, the time period, is really a huge factor in the historical fiction books I choose.
Thanks for giving this swap a try, and challenging yourself! :)
Comment: Thank you for your book reviews. Personally, I don't read historical fiction/non-fiction, but the second book, the one written over 2000 years ago definitely intrigues me. It's not something I would read, but I'm definitely curious as I love hearing about history!
Comment: Thank you for the book reviews. I'm sorry to hear you didn't like the second book. I also received advanced copies of books to read and review. So far, I've been lucky and they have been great, but I am assuming it is not always the case.
Comment: It was very interesting to read your list. Thank you for that. Don't worry about the language, I actually speak a little Spanish so it would have been even cooler for me if you wrote it in Spanish. :)
Comment: You got a packed Jan/Feb! The bones look good, but since you called it a helmet does that just mean it's open eyes/mouth area? Or are you going to make it look like metal?
Response: Thanks! the jackalope's snout protrudes a little like a visor, but other than that, the wearer's face would be visible. The only metallic thing in the helmet is the wire I used to construct the "bones". It will then be covered by layers of foam and papier-mache to close the structure, and, finally, fur, for completion :)
Comment: Thank you for recommending The Masterpiece by Ã‰mile Zola, Fiorella! I probably won't ever read it, as it falls pretty far outside of my interest areas, but I am glad you loved it! (Also, I'm always on the lookout for books outside of my reading comfort zones, as who knows what Book Riot's future Read Harder Challenges will be? So I *might* read it someday!) :-) Thank you again for sharing!
Comment: Hello Fiorella! Thank you for your reading log! I enjoyed learning about the books you have read. It was not confusing at all! I was curious about The Graveyard Book. Perhaps I will try it as an audiobook!
Comment: Porf in tuve el tiempo para escuchar a tu playlist! Gracias! No me gusta mucho esta musica de bollywood tampoco (pero puede ser que es pq mi novio lo ama y lo canta durante todo el dia :P) jaja. Me gustaron tus canciones, aunque no creo que seria algo que escucharia normalmente :D
Comment: Thank you so much for the Spotify playlist, Fiorella! I am happy that you found all 10 of your songs on Spotify! (Only five of mine were on Spotify, or seven IF two of them can be found/played in other countries.) When your playlist started, I found myself bouncing around in my seat to your first song...Jaan Pehechaan Ho is FUN!!! :-) I also really enjoyed your mostly instrumental choices. I thought at one point about going that route, but ended up finding enough songs from Bollywood films that I liked well enough to include. Also, the only Indian composer I am "familiar" with is A.R. Rahman, and I already had one of his lyrical songs on my list. (Would you like to see my choices? As it turned out, you weren't one of my partners that I sent to.) Thank you for sharing! :-)
Response: I'm glad you enjoyed my playlist! And sure, send me yours, I'd like to listen to it! :D
Comment: Thank you for a fun blog post, Fiorella! I was astonished to see that you drew that first picture! When I saw your e-mail, I thought it was a photograph with a special blue-light filter on it! :-) Wonderful pictures! Thank you so much for sharing!
Comment: I really enjoyed hearing about all the books you read. I've been wanting to both read and watch Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children for a while so I'm a bit disappointed to hear the adaption isn't good. Fun fact, I was in Blackpool (England) while they were doing some filming for this movie.
By the way you have really lovely handwriting!
Response: Thank you! I'm trying to improve my lettering, at least for the envelopes :D
Comment: Pyongyang: A Journey in North Korea, by Guy Delisle, sounds intriguing, Fiorella. And the pictures via that link you shared were rather creepy. Where were the people? Thank you for sharing! :-)
Response: I know, right? To me they look like they're from an abandoned town, frozen in time
Comment: Thanks for sharing your thoughts on The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, Fiorella! I read your review with interest as I listened to this book last summer, but I must have missed more than I realized as what you shared about the ending doesn't sound familiar to me. I have an edition of this audiobook performed by Neil Gaiman and a full cast, so that's mostly what I remember about it. (How I enjoyed this book a lot thanks to the voice cast.) :-) I need to listen to it again, and see if I can pay better attention to the story. Thank you for sharing!
Response: Oh, well, maybe it's just that we had different perceptions of it ;)
Comment: LOCA! jaja hiciste una re playlist xD Intente de escuchar cada cancion al menos para unos momentos, obvio que ya conocia Mil horas y el osito peluche de taiwan jeje. Me encanta la musica argentina, tienen unos artistas re buenos, conoces Bersuit Vergarabat? Le ADORO â™¥
Response: Siii Bersuit tiene muchos clÃ¡sicos, pero lo reduje a mis favoritos, imaginate cuÃ¡nto mÃ¡s larga hubiese sido jajajaja Quedaron muchas cosas afuera :P
Comment: The spotify link didn't work for me, but the web player often doesn't cooperate. So I listened to the ones you linked in your e-mail!
Ya no hay forma de pedir perdon - This cover was so good!
I quite liked the Miranda! song Perfecto :)
I really appreciated that you put so much effort in making this list for us :)
Response: Thank you! I'm glad you enjoyed it :) I'm sorry the spotify link didn't work -_-
Comment: Thank you for sharing your thoughts on The Death of the Moth and Other Essays, by Virginia Woolf, Fiorella! I don't think I've ever read anything by Virginia Woolf, so this recommendation is much appreciated! Also, I'm glad you enjoyed it! :-) Thanks again for sharing!
Response: Thank you for your lovely comment. This book turned me into a huge fan of her :)
Comment: Bad Moms was just... well, bad. It was aooying how much they swore, it went overboard and this is coming from someone who swears a lot! I loved Fantastic Beasts, can't wait to see where the next parts will go :) thanks for sahring, I shall check some of the films you mentioned :)
Comment: Thank you for the book recommendation. It sounds intriguing though I've not yet read Pride and Prejudice, but knowing I don't have to have read it, if I wanted to read Death comes to Pemberley is good.
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Your New Year looks quite nice. We celebrate in the same way: decorations and family dinner :) It's so strange to hear about hot weather in January, while we are having so much rains... But we usually have this kind of weather in August/September, so I know how it feels. Happy New 2017!
Comment: Thank you for sharing how you celebrate Christmas. The treats eaten at midnight sound delicious. Unlike like you, I like raisins. Fireworks are popular on New Year's Eve here in the United States. Happy New Year to you!
Comment: Hello! Guess what made it in today! It came in to my home address - I don't know what made my PO box addy wonky for you this time. The Dream sounds seriously wonderful, you wrote a great review (and such super cute stationary!) I loved your other lists as well, and especially the A Little Princess quote about the irritation of being interrupted when reading a good book!
Response: What a relief! I'm glad it finally made it, and that you really enjoyed it! Thank you for your patience and kind words :)
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I read the new HP in one go too, but I actually loved it, It's true it's different, but still quite fun in it's own way. Your last read sound quite interesting. Happy reading and swapping.
Comment: Thank you for sharing, Fiorella! It was great to read your list, and I so agree with you about The Light Fantastic! (Though it wasn't my first Pratchett book, it was the second. I started with The Color of Magic.) :-)
Response: It was a birthday present, that's how I read the #2 first ^_^ I think the Color of Magic was like my forth or fifth Pratchett's book xD They're not so easy to find here
Comment: Thank you for sharing. At first I didn't want to read the new Harry Potter, but I ended reading it, and loving it. But I read it after re-watch of entire movie series. So may be it's the reason.
Comment: Thanks for sharing, I can't use Spotify, but managed to find most of your list on Youtube.
I immediately recognized the name Iwan Rheon as the actor who played Simon in Misfits, since I've recently binge-watched that show. Didn't know he made music as well but what a beautiful song! Your list also reminded me I should check out more of Franz Ferdinand, the few songs I know by them are very nice.
Response: Iwan Rheon made a whole album, you should check it out, I find his music very soothing. And FF is one of my favorite bands! Just thinking that I've been listening to them for over a decade makes feel old hahaha Thank you for the heart!
Comment: Wow, this must have taken a lot of time! You've put together so much info! I still know a few words and pronounciation from spanish class. (But to be honest most of the language I know I got from spanish Disney songs. XD) Thank you for all the effort!
Response: Thank you! And Disney songs are a great way to learn!! :D
Comment: Thank you for the review! What is your favorite book by Zola? Do you have one you recommend? :-)
Response: I'm currently reading a series he wrote. The first one, La Fortune des Rougon is definitely one of my favorites. Pot-Bouille (#10 or 7) is very entertaining, and La Terre (#15 or 18) left me speechless, is an amazing work.
Comment: Thank you! Your email was a little odd (maybe it was a problem on my end?), it was just a loooooot of random text, but then I could view the picture at the end. Not sure what the problem was, but thank you so much for your swap!
Response: how weird! :/ I did add some captions to the pictures, but that was that. It might have been a problem in the "translation" from one server to the other? Anyway, thank you for the rating and I hope it won't happen again in the future ^_^
Comment: Reading everyone's pizza preferences really make my mouth water XD I've never heard about potato chips on pizza but it sounds delicious, I might have to try that :D also, I feel you on the music question, like how is one supposed to answer to that?! Impossible XD I had fun reading your answers, and I really like the pic, the blurriness makes it seem somehow ethereal and serene :)
Comment: Thank you for sharing your pictures with me! The dolls are gorgeous - the one with the blue hair is my favourite! My favourite photo out of all the ones you shared is the one of Perla from the side.
Response: Thank you for this lovely comment and the heart! ^_^
Comment: hiiiii! nice to see you again in this swap! thank you for your lovely letter, I am glad to read again about what you had been reading! sorry i didn't get to rate right away.
have a lovely day!
Comment: wow! post from Argentina! thank you so much! It is also the first of the two I receive for this quarter! I was thinking they got lost. I also love how you write and your motivation behind reading those books! I know Anne of Green Gables, but I never read the later books. I was in love with her story as a child, this and Black Beauty! :)))) and I also heard from other people good things about the series, so I will start reading it someday :) thank you so much for a delightful letter!
Comment: Thank you for sharing your pictures! I also take lots of pictures of my cat sleeping, hehe. Your doll is really cute in her Mad Hatter outfit! And those knotted sculptures are really interesting!
Comment: I've always bern curious about the author Emile Zola so thanx for the review on tjose books. Yes I did read a bunch of the Anne of green gables books! Your book log was great thanx.
Response: I'm glad you like it! This has been a "Zola year" for me, I had the luck of finding a lot of his works, so now I have a huge "to read" pile, but it's worth it :) I hope you get a chance to read him!
Comment: emailing to check on standard mailing times from Argentina and to double check if any problems. Heard back from partner, has not been returned to her, agreed if not received in another 2 weeks she will resend.
Comment: I have never heard of these stories or even this author. And I thank you for opening my eyes to a new selection of books. I like books about the olden times too and this sounds like something I'd eat up. Thank you for your recommendation!
Comment: Thank you for the nice swap. Reading your answers was interesting. 42 as the answer for the meaning of the life, what does it mean ?
Response: "42" is "The Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything", but no one knows what the question is >__<
(from the movie (adaptation of the book) Hitchhiker's guide to the galaxy)
Comment: If I could give you extra hearts, I would. What a fabulous letter that was in my P.O. box today. I enjoyed reading about your day and also all the lovely illustrations!! Thank you so much for taking the time and effort to make an enjoyable swap!
Response: Thank you for this lovely rating! I'm super glad you liked it! :D
Comment: Thank you for your answers and clips :) So many of those movies I've never heard of and I've only seen one on your list "The Aristocats". I really ought to see Les Mis, so many people talk about it and the music is famous, lol.
Response: That's what I found so appealing about this swap, one could find a lot of movie recommendations ;) do watch Les Mis! It's a great story
Comment: aaaahh Zola! I have read loads of his books during my french literature classes at the university. Can't say I liked it very much, but maybe its because I have read them in french, and french is a bitch ^^ But I liked your recommendation! It was really easy and fun to read :) Thanks!
Response: Well, I can't say in French, but in Spanish it's quite interesting! I'm glad you liked my review :)
Comment: I like the story very much but oh my 100 over characters? I am very shock but impressed! Haha. Thank you for the recommendation! I love the title of the book and will take in your advice to check out the book when I think I am ready! Cheers! â™¥
Response: Yes, the number is scary, but most of those are secondary/recurrent characters ;)
Comment: I'm very happy you were my partner. I have only visited Peru in S.America so all your information is helpful to me. The maps and material about the museum is very helpful too. I'd really love to visit Buenos Aires although I probably won't be able to.
Response: Thank you, June! And well, if you can't visit Argentina, I hope I, at least, made you travel with your imagination :)
Comment: Hello Fiorella!
Sorry for the late rating, I was busy with school! As you can see, I have finnaly received your swap :) Thank you so much for the extras and the teas ( it smells so good!) I had a lot of fun reading what you wrote and to know a little bit about yourself! thank you again :) I'm so envious about you I wished I coud work ina museum too and hope you get well soon from your injury!!
Comment: Thank you for your swap! I hope you get to WDW and USO someday. I was lucky to have lived in central FL for 22 years and went to the parks more times than I could ever count. It's the only thing I miss about FL. You have pretty handwriting! :)
Comment: I almost got a heart attack when I saw how much money you paid for the postage cost. :-O 89$ for a letter? :-O I really feel bad knowing you paid that much. :-( There was something really funny actually. I wasn't home when the mailman delivered your swap, so I had to pick it up at the post office. When I got there ,the man behind the counter looked at me very supiciously when he saw that it came from Argentina and the high postage cost. He was probably thinking ' what are you smuggling?' LOL XD But your swap was really great. I loved the paper souvenirs and I definatly loved reading about your country. But I really feel bad about the high postage cost. :-( Can I write a letter back to you about my country? I'll make it extra long, since Belgium has a rich history. ^_^ I'll add a small souvenir too. Is there anything you would like from my country? Probably no chocolate since it's too hot in your country. :-p Let me know. :-) Thank you for such a great swap. You're definatly are a very trustworthy swapper if you're prepared to pay so much for a swap to get all the way to Belgium. I think a thousand "thank you's" or 'hearts' aren't even enough for this swap.
Response: OMG This is really heartwarming for some reason. Yes, I'd love receiving a letter from you! Anything from your country would be just fine, if in doubt, you could ask me or just check my profile, anything would be lovely, I promise. About the price, yes, I was as shocked as you hahaha I wanted to be sure it wouldn't get missed in the middle of the ocean, so I payed for a tracking number. That would cost fifty something, but my package was a bit heavier so it cost a little more. $89 it's about 11 dollars or 8 euros, it's a bit pricey here but hey, it's a hobby after all! :D thank you for this lovely message and, well, I hope to hear from you soon
Comment: I love your name and the meaning! I also enjoy the Playmobiles, and have a bunch of them, I keep buying for my grandsons, but I like them too! Some I have are over 20 years old. Thank you for sharing!
Response: Thank you for your comment! And yes, toys 5eva!
Comment: Thanks for the email! Your responses were fun to read. I am very envious of your free educational system. I tried to get into Downtown Abbey, but I never really could, and I usually like historical fiction. Love Maggie Smith though! :)
Response: I'm glad you had fun! :D It's a shame you didn't get into Downton, Maggie's lines are the BEST