Comment: Thank you so much for the book. I am sure I will love it. Did you know that if you tell your post office person that you are mailing a book that you can send your package media and it will cost about 1/3 of the shipping price? Thanks!
Response: Yes, I sometimes use media mail or 1st class if it is close in price so u get it quicker :0 Hope u like the book.
Comment: Thanks for the book, Crystal! I think for the next round I'm going to swap it out for a book I have on my bookshelves; I think I would be too embarrassed to send it. (I hope that's not against the rules!) You're a brave woman for forwarding it on to me! :)
Comment: Thank you for the book. I've read Laura Lippman before, but not this one. I've heard her speak at conferences.This one sounds really good, and its cold and soon to be snowy--perfect reading weather.
Comment: This arrived from Tere of OR, and it looks good. I havent read it all yet, but you did the requirements of the journaling swap. I will read it further later tonight. Dont worry about the mix up, but I hope you sent Tere a nice gift or some postage or something.
Response: Thanks Heather, sorry about the mix up! I put a lot of detail to it so I am glad you like it.
Comment: Ha-Ha-Happy New Year! Thanks so much for the card! Hope your Christmas was fantastic! Sorry for the late rating...been ill to ring in the New Year most likely as a result of the holiday stress. Hope you have a wonderful, healthy and happy 2014!
Response: Better late than never! Hope you are feeling better happy New Year.
Comment: Thank you. This book is definitely outside my normal genre of books, which is a good thing. I love this book of the month swap because it's a great opportunity to read something I wouldn't normally pick up... plus, it looks fun!
Response: Yeah, that's why I like it as well. I have read quite a few books I would of never gotten for myself that were great and a couple of stinkers!
Comment: Thanks for your booklist :) I've only ever read The Angel Experiment by James Patterson, and I didn't know what to think of it. While I like he ends the chapters on cliffhangers, the "3 pages per chapter" idea kind of got to me, since there were many short chapters.
Response: The only book I didn't really care for by him was 'The Thomas Berryhill Experience " or something like that .
Comment: I've enjoyed a few of the James Patterson books I've read (some of his Washington, DC details aren't accurate, and that bugs me). Sounds like a very Patterson-filled month for you--how fun! I love overdosing on authors like that :-) Thanks for sharing your reads and your thoughts about them!
Comment: So I started reading the book immediately after picking it up from my PO box and JUST realized that in my haste to get my read on, I hadn't rated! Enjoying the book so far... and the one I sent out was a Crichton too!
Response: Great, Glad you liked it. This is the first Crichton one I have read myself.
Comment: So sorry about the delay!! Thank you so much for the envie full of stickers-i loved them all! I thought I had rated you already since I also joined a few sticker swaps recently...my apologies about the mix up & a super duper big heart to you!
Comment: Thanks for the swap. I'm sure you didn't realize, but particularly on the foil sheets, when you push them down into the envie, the edge of the paper can wedge under the stickers and pull them off. They stick together and it makes a clump where they stick to each other.. You may want to use a larger envie.
Response: Thanks for the tip! I did not realize that, I figured that manila one would of been perfect :D
Comment: Your book arrived today, and it looks like a good one! Thank you! I noticed that the first name on the list of readers is someone I just sent a package to on Monday! What are the odds? Take care and happy reading! Karen
Response: Glad you received the book. it was pretty good. Enjoy!
Comment: Sorry this rating is coming so late. I didn't have internet everyday so I've had a hard time rating regularly. Just wanted to let you know that I loved your cards and I thank you very much for being a good swap partner. Hope all is well and that you have a great Thanksgiving!
Response: No Problem. things happen. thanks for rating when you can and Happy Thanksgiving!
Comment: Super Nice Journal.. The cover is beautiful and so much great information inside. There so many teas that I am anxious to try.. Never heard of Maple tea either.. The mint tea is also my favorite.. My DH loves Earl Grey.. he is English and says that it's a mans tea.. I just have to laugh.. Love, Loved it all.. Many thanks. HUGS!!
Response: Hi- Glad you liked the journal, It was fun to do! I learned alot of things about tea myself.
Comment: thanks for keeping in touch to let me know what was going on, and for sending a second pkg when the first got lost/mangled in the mail. What are the odds? At least now we know what happened. I'll let you know if the originals ever turn up. Hitched looks like a fun read. Thanks, and better luck with the USPS in future. Here's a star for your trouble. :-)
Response: Thanks so much. Like you said at least we know it was the mails fault! You might even get the other books , who knows!
Comment: Hi Crystal, I'm rating you a "5" for effort. However, the pc was supposed to have the name of a city on it - you sent me a pc of a bridge (very nice too). Could you have gotten this mixed up with a "bridge" pc swap? Also, "naked" pc is one sent without an envelope - just so you know. Thank you very much.
Response: Oh, sorry I thought it said Mackinaw city on it but its the mackinaw bridge in Mackinaw city, MI. Ok so naked swap just means no envelope and not no writing. Thats confusing! If you want I can send another pc for you that has the city on it? Let me know and you will need to resend your addy to me.
Comment: Thanks for the effort. Unfortunately, since my cat is allergic to fish, she cannot have the treats. (They have fish oil.)
EDIT: Thanks so much for the thought, but there's no need to resend the swap. Snowball loves the toys!
2nd EDIT: Thanks so much for the kitty mat! All three girls are already sharing it. The stickers & note pad are so cute!
Response: Crap! So sorry about that I didn't realize they had fish oil in them. I will look for something else to send you!
Comment: What a lovely package! I love the wrapping paper, very cute! The beads are beautiful, I love the stamps and ink pads and I LOVE the cucumber melon body spray! What a nice package! Thanks so much for making my UNbirthday so special!
Comment: mackinac island...i love everything about the island and i have been wanting to dying to get back there! i was there for my 15th birthday....many moons ago! thanks for a fun memory (and two great postcards!)
Response: Glad to bring back some good memories. Its a very lovely place to see.