Last checked my P.O. Box: morning 5/20/13
I mark "sent" AFTER I send and rate as soon as I receive a swap. If you don't get a swap I've marked as "sent" please let me know ASAP and I will be happy to check the delivery confirmation and/or re-send! If I haven't rated, it means I haven't received it.
Note: I'm currently trying to lose weight and I'm on a pretty strict diet. So I'd appreciate it if you wouldn't send anything to tempt me into terribly unhealty eating. That said, if you must send something because it fits a swap parameter too perfectly to pass up, I will do my best to enjoy LOOKING at it but delegate the eating of it to coworkers and friends.
I live in Northern VA with my cat, Maxwell. I'm a writer, a BookCrosser, a Markeroni historic marker hunter, a postcard collector & Postcrosser, an Eeyore collector, an adult fan of LEGO, a nature lover, a vegetarian since 1999, a nerdfighter, a proud Hufflepuff, a Hokie, a webmistress, a serious fangirl (Harry Potter, Supernatural, Star Trek, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, Highlander, you name it!).
I lead a local Writers' Roundtable group. I volunteer at two local libraries every week. I co-organize the local Harry Potter Alliance chapter (Carpe Futurum: Seize the Future!). I am the assistant organizer of my local Harry Potter meetup group (DADA). And occasionally I have time to sleep.
I don't cook. I am working on a 101 Things in 1001 Days project. And I'm not allowed to buy any more geeky T-shirts because I have too many (but if I WERE to get one, my size is Men's Large or Women's cut X-Large).
Current obsession: TV show Supernatural!
When asked what my favorite book is, I usually say it's Ishmael by Daniel Quinn... but it's closely followed by Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban.
Types of Books I Love: young adult, graphic novels, LGBTQ, time travel, urban fantasy, dystopian, tv/movie tie-ins (of my favorite fandoms)
Some Favorite YA Books: Harry Potter series (Rowling), Looking for Alaska (Green), Paper Towns (Green), An Abundance of Katherines(Green), Will Grayson Will Grayson (Green-are you sensing a pattern?), A Separate Peace (Knowles), The Outsiders (S.E. Hinton), Inkworld series (Funke), Hunger Games series (Collins), The Giver (Lowry), Uglies series (Scott Westerfeld), The Wind Blows Backward (Downing Hahn), Lord of the Flies (Golding)
Other YA Authors I like: Neil Gaiman, Edward Bloor, Robert Cormier, Maureen Johnson, David Levithan, Sherman Alexie, Laurie Halse Anderson, Holly Black, Philip Pullman, Kate Dicamillo, John Boyne
I'll read just about anything if it interests me. I don't read many biographies or much nonfiction. I don't read many mysteries or hard-core sci-fi, but I like the genres. I don't read romances (unless it's LGBTQ or there's hockey involved)
My Book Blog: http://katekintailbc.livejournal.com/
Highlander, NCIS, Stargate, Star Trek: TNG, How I Met Your Mother, Modern Family, The Big Bang Theory, Doctor Who, Torchwood, Doc Martin, Leverage, The Closer, Prison Break, Heroes, Dollhouse, Buffy, Angel, Firefly, Jeremiah, Dexter, Mad Men, Army Wives, Storage Wars, Forever Knight, Ru-Paul's Drag Race, Survivor, the Amazing Race, Queer as Folk (UK&US), Inuyasha, Young Indiana Jones Chronicles, X-Men, Fantastic Four, Horatio Hornblower, The Tenth Kingdom, Monk, Psych, Merlin, SNL, Supernatural, BBC Sherlock, Downton Abbey, Battlestar Galactica, Sons of Anarchy
The Princess Bride, Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Wizard of Oz, The Chronicles of Narnia, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, The Sound of Music, Velvet Goldmine, The Dark Crystal, Moulin Rougue, Adventures in Babysitting, The Neverending Story, Brigadoon, Batman, 101 Dalmatians, Sleeping Beauty, The Lion King, Renaissance Man, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Avengers
Lately, I write a variety of things:
I'm not going to tell you what to send/what not to send. I honestly appreciate everything I get because I'm a Hufflepuff and it's the effort & thought that counts most in my book (plus I eventually find a use for everything). Create & send whatever you wish. However...
Again, thank you for thinking of me and reading this. Send what you want and if it falls into a category on this list, just know I'll regift it to someone else.
I have a short-haired grey & black tabby (spotted, looks like stripes) named Maxwell (named after a character in the movie Velvet Goldmine). He was a stray who invited himself into my apartment and stayed. He loves catnip toys and many other kinds. He is scared of anything that makes a lot of loud noises (bells, bird calls, etc.).
Max and I live with a cairn terrier dog and 4 other cats (my parents' and sister's pets).
I haven't been on swap-bot very long, but long enough to be flaked on. What an awful feeling, when I put so much heart into every swap I do!
Waiting for Ratings From:
Apparently Lost in the Mail on the Way to Me:
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