Swap-bot Time: January 20, 2021 8:25 pm


Date Joined: May 2, 2019
Last Online: January 19, 2021
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 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. UPDATE: Because of COVID-19, I cancelled my AMC account.


I love tea! I always try to drink a cup of tea everyday. I always prefer to drink tea over cofee. 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.

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

  36. The Lies That Bind by Emily Giffin

  37. The Girl from Widow Hill by Megan Miranda

  38. The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix

  39. The Wives by Tarryn Fisher

  40. My Dark Vanessa by Kate Elizabeth Russell

  41. Conviction by Denise Mina

  42. The Secrets We Kept by Lara Prescott

  43. The End of Her by Shari Lapena

  44. The Girl in the Mirror by Rose Carlyle

  45. The Turn of the Key by Ruth Ware

  46. My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

  47. The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

  48. Room-maid by Sariah Wilson

  49. The Other Mrs by Mary Kubica

  50. In Five Years by Rebecca Serle

  51. Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

  52. The Return by Nicholas Sparks

  53. The Hen Who Dreamed She Could Fly by Sun-mi Hwang

  54. Pretty Little Wife by Darby Kane

  55. The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen

  56. The Two Lives of Lydia Bird by Josie Silver

  57. If I Had Your Face by Frances Cha


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.


Cindymt rated for A Note For You # 82 on Jan 20, 2021
Comment: Thank you! So cute!
kpfree rated for A Note For You # 81 on Jan 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you Joanne for your lovely notecard wishing me a happy new year! Yes, I love drinking tea! Dandelion root heals ones liver if they will drink it! Highly beneficial! Thank you so much for sharing with me your choices of tea! Happy New Years back to you!
Fuchsi rated for Tea For Thee # 82 on Jan 13, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the delicous tea! ^.^ And happy New Year! - The short stories about Sherlock Holmes are awesome!
danatropicana rated for Tea For Thee # 81 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for the great teas! Excited to try them! Much appreciated! Take care!
kromo rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #16 on Jan 11, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the Christmas card. Hope you had a wonderful holiday. Happy New Year.
mchesser12 rated for Christmas Card Swap on Jan 4, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the Christmas card, notecard, and postcard. Hope you had a great Christmas and got to bake, decorate, and eat cookies. I've been sick and catching up on ratings. Happy New Year!!
m3i5 rated for Tea For Thee # 79 on Jan 3, 2021
Comment: Hi Joanne, thank you very much for the yummy tea's and the postcards! :)
Comment: Happy New Year! Thanks for the card
MahoganyMoon rated for Tea For Thee # 78 on Jan 1, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the tea :)
Comment: Thank you for the beautiful card
nanadiana rated for A Note For You # 79 on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the cute notecard, tuck-ins and nice message. I'm looking forward to 2021 too. Take care!
Irys rated for Tea For Thee # 80 on Dec 28, 2020
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas card and teas, so pretty! Best wishes and happy holidays!
kromo rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #17 on Dec 27, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the pretty Christmas card. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Comment: Thank you for the sweet Christmas card!
Comment: Thank you. Merry Christmas.
Kbrewste09 rated for A Note For You # 78 on Dec 20, 2020
Comment: Thanks Joanne! We got a little snow, but I saw NY got a crazy amount! I hope you're enjoying it! I love to see snow covered houses around Christmas time. Thanks for the papers, I can't wait to decorate some cards with them! :)
Comment: Thank you for the lovely catd amd message 🤶🎅🧣🌲
Comment: Thank you so much!
vontakk rated for MissBrenda's Christmas Card Swap #16 on Dec 18, 2020
Comment: Merry Christmas! Going to open during our holiday card tradition!
MamaDiscovered rated for ☆ TEA TIME #24 ☆ on Dec 18, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the hedgehog card and the trio of teas. I am looking forward to trying them out!

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takehimaway on Oct 29, 2020:

If I add a swap to my watchlist, will it notify me later when it is closer to the sign up date? I'd love to continue all these tea swaps with you.

Lovelykarina on Sep 26, 2020:



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 :)

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