Swap-bot Time: February 29, 2020 4:20 am


Date Joined: September 9, 2012
Last Online: May 22, 2019
Birthday: August 25, 1992
Country: Belgium
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About Me

I'm Lynn. I live together with my husband and my cat Fristi in a city called Hoboken. I love being creative (see crafts), reading, visiting museums, ...

On April the second I lost my dear son at 33 weeks of pregnancy. I'm going to finish up my last swap and my swap partners can pm me if there's a problem with a rating, a swap I hosted or if a swap didn't arrive. But for the moment I don't feel like I can handle any swaps emotionally. And I do think it's important that when I join a swap I follow the swap rules and deadlines. And I feel like I can't do that for now. My mind and my heart need some time to recover. So for the moment I'm taking a break from swap-bot, thanks for understanding.

Favorite Music

I love almost all music (except schlaeger), but I must admit the music I love the most is more in the rock genre. From soft pop rock to some metal

some favorite bands:

  • Nirvana

  • Switchfoot

  • Skillet

  • And I turned Seven

  • Simple Plan

  • Apocalyptica

  • 3 doors down


Favorite Books

I love lots of genres: Fantasy, Sci-Fi, YA, History, Non-fiction, Crime, Comics/ Manga,...

I don't like horror, action and most romance( no chiclit, no erotic, something like Twilight is ok)

some favorites:

  • Harry Potter

  • The Hunger Games

  • Matched

  • All Tolkien's books

  • ....

I prefer hardcovers over paperbacks. I dislike paperbacks for multiple reasons. The quality of the cover is just bad. It cracks and curls up and I don't like it. I feel very uncormftable reading a paperback book as I don't fully open the book when reading with a fear of cracking the spine. But I do get Hardcovers are more expensive to buy and send, although with some websites like the book depository or when your USbased Bookoutlet it's cheaper for hardcovers. And so for swaps I don't expect you to gift a hardcover book, I'm happy with a gifted Kindle e-book as well, which can be very cheap. I actually prefer e-books over paperbacks, I know I'm that weird. That being said I will never rate down because you'll send a paperback book especially when the swap asks to gift a physical copy. It's just that I must admit when receiving a paperback I might read it once extremely carefully and then it just sits on bookshelf. I often reread hardcovers and e-books. I only buy paperback versions myself when I really want a book very bad, but there's no other version available at all, which is often the case for comics or non-fiction books. But I'll be grateful for any book that I receive that is in a good condition.

Favorite Movies

The same as for books, almost everything except for horror, action or most romance


  • Harry Potter

  • Twilight

  • The Hunger Games

  • Hachi


Favorite Television

I like TV-series more then movies, because you can enjoy it longer


  • House M.D.

  • Gilmore Girls

  • Suits

  • De Elfenheuvel

  • Nana

  • Stargate (all)

  • The X-files

  • White collar


Favorite Crafts

  • Scrapbooking

  • Drawing, painting

  • Knitting

  • Crocheting


Likes and wishlist

Favorite color: Purple and blue, every shade of it. I like most other colors, I'm just not a big fan of yellow (except in nature)

Favorite flower: Daffodils, I also like others

Favorite smell: Lavender. I also like fruity smells.

  • Books: My book depository/Amazon wishlist have got books I haven't got yet. I don't mind an audio book or e-book version.

  • Blu-ray/dvd's: My amazon wishlist has dvd's I don't own yet. Just make sure it's region code 2 or region free, other wise I can't play it.

  • Craft/ art supplies

  • Stationery: notebooks, pens, writing paper with envelopes (I prefer size A4), stickers,...

  • socks : EU size 39, UK size 6, US 8

  • Anything Garfield

  • Anything of the Gorjuss brand

  • Cosmetics: shampoo, soap, showergels, ... no make up and nothing tested on animals.

  • Chocolate (only Belgian), Hot chocolate sachets are ok from outside Belgium. I do like some big international brands who prepare chocolate items like Milka or Kinder. But I noticed when traveling that the taste of it varies a bit from country to country.

  • For other food items I like: cookies, potato crisps/chips (paprika and salty), vegetarian candy, dried fruit, cashew nuts, pistachio nuts. I dislike most other nuts, I absolutely do not like coconut, unless in wellnes items. I prefer healthier options when it comes to food. I eat strictly vegetarian, but I also like vegan items.

  • Tea. I like to try different tastes

  • When it comes to canned/bottled drinks I like ice coffee, ice tea, fruit juice (no sugar added, no blueberry or raspberry.). I prefer healthier options so nothing with artificial sweeteners or carbonated drinks.

  • Bookmarks

  • Every animal except spiders and insects

  • Organic and Fairtrade

  • Souvenirs from your country (no flags) or something related to your native language

  • Magazines: I like general lifestyle magazines or magazines directed to stay-at home women or moms. I don't care for the ones with lots of gossip.

  • Anything from my wishlists from Etsy, Amazon or Book Depository.


  • Nothing where an animal has been killed or hurt for. I'm a vegetarian. So no meat/fish/ gelatine/ some e-numbers/ cheese. (Milk and eggs are fine) Also no leather or anything tested on animals

  • No Spiders or Insects.

  • No clowns. they really freak me out so this is a big NoNo.

  • Anything spiritistic/ paranormal/ magic realated, unless it's a fictional book.

  • Nothing religious. I have my my own faith. But I would like your favorite bible verse written somewhere if you have one.

  • Nothing holiday/birthday related

  • No good luck charms

  • Nothing too violent or bloody

  • Horror, action, romance, erotic/ nude

  • Nothing related to politics.

  • Gossip/ lies/ flakers

About the post office

I mark 'sent' when I drop the swap in the mailbox. They empty it every day (Mon -Fri) at 4.30 p.m and Saturday at 11 a.m. If I drop it in the mailbox after 4.30 on weekday, then they'll pick it up the next day. When it's on a Saturday after 11 or on a Sunday, then it's on Monday that they pick it up. They don't pick up mail on holidays. If you haven't received anything from me in a reasonable time, contact me and I'll resend immediatly. I'll always contact if something happens and if need to send late. But usually I send early(especially packet swaps).

Swapping, rating and hosting

I take swap-bot.com and every aspect of it, swapping, rating, hosting, very seriously. Mainly because I like to keep swapping. :)

About swapping

I like all three kinds of swaps, but I prefer type 3 swaps the most. I love taking the time to prepare a special package or craft for a swappartner as well as I like the joy of receiving a fun swap. ^_^

About rating

I always rate, no matter what kind of swap, also email swaps. I always think it's frustrating to 'hunt down' ratings as it is very unrespectful towards your swappartner. Everyone who puts time, effort and/or money deserves a fair rating. That means when when you receive a swap you should rate even when it's 'just' an email swap. I will rate as soon as I can time wise, but usually the same day as I receive the swap.

About hosting

I've hosted a few swaps so far and I genuinely love it. I often host a swap when I get a fun idea which I can't find in any public swaps. Sometimes I see a fun swap but I end up not joining as I find that the swap host is too flexible when it comes to the swap requirements. And if I don't feel safe in a swap then I will not join.

I usually set some 'strict' requirements in the swaps I host, but that is mainly to protect the swappers in my swap. I don't allow newbies/unrated swappers in my swaps. That is because in some of the first swaps I hosted I allowed newbies, but only as private swap or when I had set up a swap and it was just newbies. Literally every time I did this I got flaked on.

Luckily I learn quickly from my mistakes and so the number of swaps I got flaked on was minimal. I was lucky enough to find an angel for those few swaps. But those experiences definitely changed my trust when it comes to newbies. I know I was a newbie once and a lot of newbies will turn into amazing swappers. But for the moment I'm not willing to lower my standards when it comes to swapping.

I usually host package swaps which can cost a bit more or crafting/journal swaps which are time consuming. So of course I want to lower the risk of flakers and try to make sure my swaps are safe. I will ban as I see fit. But I'll always be respectful and send a pm why you weren't included in the swap.

That doesn't mean I think newbies/unrated swappers are the only flakers out there, that will just be very unreasonable and unfair. I do check profiles thoroughly and notice things like unfilled profiles, recent or not recent fair bad ratings,.. As I mentioned before I'm very committed to swapping and willing to take some time or be assertive to keep my swaps safe.


satinification rated for A-Z Scavenger Hunt. on May 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for all of these sweets :) I already ate one Oh-la-la-la. It's delicious. I also shared with my son. It's too much just for me :) Unfortunately, the package came partially torn, packed in an additional foil at the post office. The content was whole, although some sweets were a bit crumpled, but their taste probably did not change because of that. I sent to my swap partner 15 different sweets :) Have a nice day!
Response: I'm really sorry that happened. :( If you tell me which candies got crumbled in a pm, then I will resend those if you want.
pennywhistler rated for CL: Reading challenge #6 on Apr 24, 2018
Comment: Thanks for your review!
Comment: Thanks for the great letter and goodies. I’ve had the cheese sticks before and the orange drink tasted kinda like a soda called Fanta (just not as fizzy or sweet). I’ve actually been to Belgium (and Antwerp specifically) before on a school trip back in 2001.
Comment: Great review, Lynn! I'm really glad to hear that you loved Winter. I loved it, too - and the series! - but it was perhaps my least favorite book in the series. Why? Because what with the other three couples involved in the story and the fight against Levana, it felt to me like we didn't get to spend hardly any time with Winter and Jacin. :-/ I'm glad you plan to read Stars Above. There's a story in there that is the true final story in the Lunar Chronicles series. I REALLY love it, so I hope you'll enjoy it, too! :-) Like you, I've also read just the first volume of Wires and Nerve and still need/want to read Renegades. But unlike you, I have read Stars Above (loved it!) and Heartless (really enjoyed it!). :-) Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on Winter, Lynn! :-) <3
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Happy reading and swapping to you.
mellyrose89 rated for CL: Reading challenge #5 on Apr 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much!!! (I thought I had rated you!)
Comment: Thanks for your honest review. It sounds very interesting, "Clockwork Alchemist", & I'll try it sometime I'm in an experimenting mood! I'll remember your warning about editing. "Alice in Steamland" sounds really cool too, I should look out for an English translation! You had written way back,. but I only wanted to read others' reviews once I'd read my own book!
Comment: I'm sorry that Clockwork Alchemist wasn't entirely to your liking, Lynn. Spelling and grammar issues are a killer for me, too, though, so I understand. I probably won't ever read this book. (Unless. . . Is there any romance in this book?) So thank you for your review! :-) <3
quirkyish rated for Art Journal Challenge on Mar 18, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your lovely art journal. I especially like your drawings—I can’t draw at all and it makes me so sad. I would be happy if I could just doodle, but, alas, I am talent-less. You and I share a love of modern, “clean” design. However, my love is theoretical only because I have so much stuff. 😂
Ancalime rated for Mom (or dad) Surprise on Mar 13, 2018
Comment: Thank you for lovely package. You really made my day. My kids love the finger puppets, they are awesome. I also like the stamping package and teas. I found out, that banana chocolate is not my thing, but I am glad for opportunity to taste one, my husband likes it, so you made him happy as well :)
thelocalman rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2018 on Mar 11, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the book reviews, I really enjoyed them. "Things customers say in bookshops" seemed particularly interesting to me, so I might check it out :)
Hugsie86 rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2018 on Mar 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your book log. I wish you luck with your new baby. I'm expecting mine in approximately 9 days (more or less). So I was also busy during February preparing her arrival!
Comment: That sounds really interesting, "weird things people say in bookshops" ... & thanks for the review :) I will definitely try to find & read this!
HOLDENV84 rated for Bookworm Corner: February 2018 on Mar 3, 2018
Comment: I really like the weird things people say in bookshops titles. Like you I have never worked in a bookshop but it looks quite funny!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on Weird Things People Say in Bookshops by Jen Campbell, Lynn! I believe I have this book on my TBR, and if not, I'll add it! :-)
littlemissme84 rated for Big Pen Pal swap - Europe on Mar 1, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great letter and the wonderful profile gifts. I love them all.
Comment: Thanks for sharing :)
shoediva rated for Big Pen Pal swap - international on Feb 22, 2018
Comment: Thank you for your great letter and all of the extras. I will write back soon.

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Katti on Jan 15, 2019:

Fever on Dec 7, 2017:

Wohoo, you're back doing some swaps! :):) I might join the cosy night swap, depending on how desperate the situation around that time seems with my MA-thesis. :D Welcome back!

Fever on May 10, 2014:

Have a happy wedding day!!!!

I'm thinking of you - enjoy your special day!

Hugs and Kisses from Germany to you and your (not much longer just ...) fiance!


Candyn29 on May 5, 2014:


KateKintail on May 1, 2014:


Disney in a bag profile check. Happy swapping!

libertylithium on Mar 24, 2014:

thanks for sharing your favorite verse! that's one of my favorite Bible stories also! :) God Bless! xx

jandmterry on Mar 23, 2014:

Your Favorite Scripture Swap:

Great is his faithfulness; his mercies begin afresh morning. -Lamentations 3:23 NLT

I love this verse because it reminds me that everyday is new and God's mercies allow us a fresh start.



ImzadiRose on Mar 17, 2014:

You absolutely can write back to me. :) I'm sure we'll be sending to each other lots more for the group swaps, so anything extra would be awesome. :D

Sternenfee on Feb 26, 2014:

Oh thank you for angelling that Tea for 2 swap for me. What a nice surprise. And you are right, it's really sad that people even flake on such an easy swap...

KateKintail on Feb 1, 2014:


"The art challenges the technology, and the technology inspires the art."

Pixar in a bag profile check. Happy swapping!

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