Swap-bot Time: September 28, 2020 11:04 am


Date Joined: May 2, 2019
Last Online: September 28, 2020
Birthday: December 19
Country: United States

About Me

Hello! My name is Joanne. I have always enjoyed writing letters and cards for my friends. I love to travel. I have not traveled to many places but my goal is to travel to a new country every year (so far I have only traveled to China and Korea.. Australia is my next travel destination.) I loved learning about new cultures and trying new foods.

I love drinking different types of teas and coffee while reading a book.

I keep a paper journal. This is a way that I de-stress at the end of the day. I also keep a grateful journal to celebrate all things big and small in my life/day. UPDATE: I actually stop writing in my journal recently.

I received a "1" rating from DMarcella. She never reached out to me before giving me the rating. She also received a "1" rating for the same swap. Not sure if it is related but I have never flaked on a swap before.

Favorite Books

I love reading books! Some current books that I just finished was Turtles All The Way Down, Me Before You, The Girl on the Train, Gone Girl, The Woman In Cabin 10, The Silent Patient, Everything I Never Told You, and All We Ever Wanted.

One of my goals for the new year was to read at least 2 books a month. I have been really bad at reading these days.

My goal for 2020 is to read 50 books:

  1. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides

  2. Where The Crawdads Sing by Deila Ownes

  3. The Sun and Her Flowers by Rupi Kaur

  4. Milk and Honey by Rupi Kaur

  5. The Couple Next Door by Shari Lapena

  6. After You by Jojo Moyes

  7. Still Me by Jojo Moyes

  8. Make Your Bed by William H. McRaven

  9. Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan

  10. The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

  11. The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

  12. Something in the Water by Catherine Steadman

  13. Nine Perfect Strangers by Liane Moriarty

  14. The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth Ware

  15. Secret Obsession by Kimberla Lawson Roby

  16. The Vegetarian by Han Kang

  17. Emergency Contact by Mary H.K. Choi

  18. The Guest List by Lisa Foley

  19. Then She Was Gone by Lisa Jewell

  20. The Other Woman by Sandie Jones

  21. The Bride Test by Helen Hoang

  22. The Proposal by Jasmine Guillory

  23. An Unwanted Guest by Shari Lapena

  24. Permanent Record by Mary H.K. Choi

  25. A Stranger in the House by Shari Lapena

  26. The White Book by Han Kang

  27. Kim JiYoung, Born 1982 by Cho Nam-Joo

  28. The Last House Guest by Megan Miranda

  29. Graceful Burdens by Roxanne Gay

  30. The Little Price by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

  31. This Telling by Cheryl Strayed

  32. Snowflakes by Ruth Ware

  33. Someone We Know by Shari Lapena

  34. 1984 by George Orwell

  35. Dark Places by Gillian Flynn

Favorite Movies

I am an avid AMC A-Lister. My friends and I are watching movies every week. I love watching anything Marvel, romantic comedies, horror/thrillers, heart-warming movies, etc. Some of the most recent movies I enjoyed watching was Parasite, ENDGAME, Breakthrough, Shazam!, Us, How To Train Your Dragon, Inception, Knives Out.


I love tea! I always try to drink a cup of tea everyday. Some of my favorites are green teas, white teas, and black teas. I do not like fruity teas and chai teas.


I am really into postcards, have been for a long time. I like most types of postcards but please no free / ad PCs or religious ones unless the swap dictates otherwise. I prefer them to be sent naked just because I enjoy seeing everyone's writing on them and what happens to them when they travel my way.

Things I Want to Learn

Some things I wanted to learn this year are:

Driving (My family makes fun of me because I am the only one who does not know how to drive in my family) Calligraphy Crocheting


I mark it sent as soon as I drop it in the box but sometimes it won't be postmarked until the next day. If you don't receive my swap PLEASE message me. I take pride in sending everything out on time and I have no problems remaking/resending if something has gotten lost in the mail. I will ALWAYS message you if something has come up and it has to be sent out late.


1/20/20: I will be away from 1/20 to 1/25 for a business trip. When I return, I will rate all the swaps I had received.

06/23/19: I have finished my first week at my new job! I have finally caught up with rating all the swaps I have received. At this point, there should not be a delay in me rating anything I get in the mail.

06/11/19: I am currently on vacation and I will start a new job on Monday. Sorry for the delay in rating but I will get to it as soon as possible.


Comment: Thank you so much for the profile hello! My goal was a book a month but I sure haven't come close to that. Then again we still 3 months left maybe I'll catch up! Have a wonderful day!
PrincessP rated for Quick Tea Swap #1 on Sep 26, 2020
Comment: Hi Joanne, thank you SO much for the lovely teas... the envelope smelled AMAZING when I opened it! I can't wait to try the pukka detox tea. I also love the mushroom card you sent me, thank you so much! Lauren x
2Hearts rated for Quick and Easy Profile Hello #2 on Sep 26, 2020
Comment: thanks for the nice note!
Sherrykaidan rated for Quick and Easy Profile Hello #2 on Sep 26, 2020
03Scarlett rated for Quick and Easy Profile Hello #2 on Sep 26, 2020
Comment: Like you, I can hardly believe that it's the end of September too. Where did the summer go?! Thanks so much for your friendly comment on my profile. Have an awesome day!
Comment: Thanks for the extra postcards, that was really sweet!
kasa rated for Reading Challenge 2020 August on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing about George Orwell's book 1984. I tried reading it for the first time a few months ago and I really did not like it and did not read it all. I know what you mean about having to read books at high school and study them, have exams on them and it puts you right off. This happened to me when I was made to read Lord of the Flies and Romeo and Juliet. So having this swap has been a good one for me. Happy reading to you.
ajmay rated for A Note For You # 66 on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: Hi Joanne, Thanks for the postcard, bookmark, note card and the lovely note. Yes we do seem to have a quite a bit in common. What is you favorite country song? I'll add it to my playlist.
VKitchen rated for Tea For Thee # 66 on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the tea! I've adopted lots of new succulents during the pandemic, and like you I marvel that I haven't killed them yet, haha. Take care!
tinybookwitch rated for Tea For Thee # 63 on Sep 25, 2020
Comment: Thanks so much for the teas and lovely postcard :)
papercraft70 rated for Tea For Thee # 64 on Sep 22, 2020
Comment: Thank you for teas. Can’t wait to try it!👍🏻
dorcii rated for Tea For Thee # 65 on Sep 18, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the teas and the lovely note :)
CaseyErin rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #210 on Sep 14, 2020
Comment: Not boring at all! I loved reading about your chill weekend. Great mushroom card and perfect book washi. Perfect swap!
MCGalaxy rated for A Note For You # 63 on Sep 13, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing your card. And thanks for the washi sample. I've been working from home since March. I've only made it into the city a handful of times for Doctor's visits for my daughter and myself.
toni rated for A Note For You # 64 on Sep 11, 2020
Comment: Thank you! Especially love the bookmark!
ayahsantos rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #202 on Sep 10, 2020
Smsands2 rated for Happy Little Notecards #118 on Sep 6, 2020
Comment: I love fall as well. :) Apple picking and pumpkin carving and sweaters!
Comment: Thank you!
ashleh13 rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #208 on Aug 31, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the notecard! I often do nothing on the weekends too. I love to lay around the house being absolutely lazy. Sometimes it's good to just take time to yourself and really relax (:

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wrenae on Sep 26, 2020:

Quick and Easy Profile Hello #2

I tried to read 1984 years ago, but I got a little more than halfway I think and stopped because I couldn't deal with the ending. : ) Maybe one day I'll give it another shot. Driving is the most fun and if you haven't learned yet, keep it on your bucket list. I'd love to do one of those actual like defensive driving classes and learn how to turn REAL fast. Have a great weekend!

PolarGlow on Sep 26, 2020:

Quick and Easy Profile Hello #2

Hello! I hope you have wonderful day! Happy swapping!

YolandiLetters on Sep 26, 2020:

Good morning! Hope you have a great day and lots of happy swapping ahead :) Hello Swap #2

Nevi2018 on Sep 26, 2020:

Good Morning!!

Wishing you a Blessed Day!! I am From NJ just living in AR with my Husband right now. (we met online and this is where he is from). Our mortgage is what my subsidize rent was in NJ. HAHA. It's so Expensive up North. I spent the first 6 months like a kid in a candy store, yelling at walmart (supercenter) how cheap food was. LOL!! UNTIL our budget got tighter and tighter HAHAHA

Well Hello and Goodbye Hope M. Hello Swap #2

dmwcheng on Aug 8, 2020:

RE: Helen Hoang's books

Yup! I read both of them! =D And totally love them. I'm happy to hear you've already read them. YAY!

dmwcheng on Aug 1, 2020:

Thank you for continuing to host these tea swaps. They are honestly my main source of international teas. =)

Bless your wonderful energy and time.

Cheerios, Dee

SunflowerRose on Mar 3, 2020:


I sent 2 messages about my re send note 34. I was wondering if it showed yet???

If you rated i must have overlooked it.

Please let me know. Amanda

littlehana86 on Feb 9, 2020:

I received your letter. Thank you! Will write you a reply :)

Aloquin on Feb 3, 2020:

Thank you sooo much for your surprise card and lovely goodies! Even though you mentioned that you'd write me soon, I was surprised by how quickly it came! It really made my day :)

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