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Date Joined: June 15, 2013
Last Online: February 20, 2019
Birthday: November 5
Country: United States
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About Me

6/25/18 - Back to swapping!

I am a Contract electronic resource Librarian in the sunny state of Colorado. I am also a volunteer storyteller.


I am married with 3 parakeets as pets. They keep me entertained with their antics. Their names are Sherlock, Ghost, and Oscar. We lost our sweet Edgar Poe August 23rd, 2017 and Louie not long after. Both of them were just the sweetest birds and I miss them terribly.

I am navigating my 30's and loving it. My hubby and I travel as much as we can and live life to the fullest.

I love crafting especially with felt and buttons, sewing skirts, making jewelry and geeky crafts. I also am a pottery/ceramic student at a shop in our town.

If you have not received something from me please let me know asap so I can send again. I will rate as soon as I can, usually that day or the next. If for some reason I have not rated you please let me know.


Likes: (This is not a gimmie list at all. It's just for ideas)

  • Crows and Ravens (think Edgar Allen Poe)

  • anything library or book related

  • parakeets

  • SHERLOCK BBC!!!! Huge fan!!

  • Star Trek- The original series (I watched it with my Dad when I was little) I also enjoy the new movies. Bones is my favorite character. Chris Pine is just yummy!

  • Star Wars- I love Boba Fett and Stormtroopers. Big fan of Clone Trooper Rex and Ahsoka.

  • Doctor Who- I became a fan after taking on the Library Fandom group. The teens convinced me that it was the best ever and they are right. So far Amy and Rory, and 10 are my faves.

  • Lord of the rings & Hobbit

  • Firefly/Serenity- Dear sweet adorable Mal

  • Birds

  • Space things

  • geeky buttons and pins

  • King Arthur stories or related

  • Harry Potter- Ravenclaw all the way!!

Favorite Books

I love reading fantasy and science fiction books. I am a big reader of YA books because of my job and also because most of them are better than adult fiction.

YA Authors that I love: Jessica Day George Shannon Hale Cherie Priest Rae Carson Renee Ahdieh William Ritter John Flanagan

I also like graphic novels, comics, historical fiction, and steampunk.

I also read old fairy tale and folk tale books. I am currently learning stories to tell for my volunteer job. I love hearing stories from other cultures. I also believe in the value of passing on traditional tales.


Romance- I'm just not a fan of 100% romance novels.

Horror- I will read it now and again but I don't particularly care for graphic violence.


Stationery/Postcards -

  • I love any kind of stationery as long as it doesn't contain nudity.

  • I collect fun postcards with Owls, dragons, library themes, Space, geeky, book illustrations, birds, crows/ravens, flowers, ocean scenes. I also really like art drawings or paintings of animals.

  • I am not fond of spiders, nudity, clowns, or cards depicting violence.

Favorite Crafts


  • I love to cross stitch. My favorite patterns are usually geeky in nature. I can always use more floss of any color and needles.

  • fun buttons, vintage buttons- I sew them on everything.



***NO FOOD!!!! I have lots of food allergies and it's just easier to say no to it all than to have a seriously ridiculous list.

  • things depicting violence

  • clowns- I have an actual clown phobia.

  • Anything with a smoke smell.


jeepermom rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #48 on Jan 22, 2019
Comment: Oh my goodness I was so excited when I saw TWO John Wayne cards. That is awesome! I love them (and the other cards, too). Thank you so very much!
banjobraids rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #47 on Jan 16, 2019
Comment: WOWWWwww, Valerie, these are so great! They're so perfect for me, you are such a thoughtful person! I especially love the Weddell seal, the explorer Shackleton is one of my favorites and there are lots of stories about the seals :):):) One of my great-aunts used to raise french bulldogs and they are still prized in my family. And these beetles!!! They're so amazing! I absolutely love Hercules beetles, too. Blown away, thanks so much! :):):)
Response: I’m so happy!! I’m glad I had cards you love. Thanks for the rating!
Lonestarchild rated for AN: Flower Power on Jan 12, 2019
Comment: Oh wow -- Flower Power indeed. thank you for such a lovely package! Can't wait to use the ribbon -- already know exactly what i'm doing with that! Thank you so much!
marinda rated for AN - Winter Scene on Dec 2, 2018
Comment: I love this postcard! Thank you. I love looking at pictures of snow!
simcoe54 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #40 on Nov 8, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the great postcards and the extra tractor card.
Comment: Thank you!
rogo09 rated for AN: Animal Scavenger Hunt #9 on Oct 30, 2018
Comment: Awesome cards Valerie. Thank you
aladyde rated for AN Land, Water, and Air Animals on Oct 2, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the pretty choice of cards and the extra one.Danke!
Kvwanderlost rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #35 on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: Great PCs Valerie! Especially love the dog w/ball and the silk kimono extra! Many hearts to you :)
MamaMangrove rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #36 on Sep 22, 2018
Comment: Thanks for the postcards, Valerie, especially the Woolley Bear caterpillar and of course the wonderful Edward Gorey illustration.
simcoe54 rated for PH: Bird Postcards #4 on Sep 14, 2018
Comment: Love the owl postcard and the other bird postcards as well. All new ones for my collection. Thank you!
pernie123 rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #34 on Sep 10, 2018
Comment: Thank you for cards. University of Oxford is my favorite.
616julieb rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #33 on Sep 4, 2018
Comment: Thank you for the great postcards! Wishing you well from Michigan :)
Comment: Columbine flowers are my favourite! Lucky you if you get to see them wild.
Capricorn31 rated for PH: 1 + 2 + 3 Animals #2 on Aug 23, 2018
Response: Thank you for the rating!
chandlerguera rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #32 on Aug 20, 2018
Comment: Very nice selection! The stag pc is excellent. Thanks so much. xo
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart!
LadyJo rated for PH: Baby Animal Postcards on Aug 18, 2018
Comment: I love them! They are so cute! Thank you so much!
Response: I'm glad you liked the cards. Thank you for the rating.
MMark rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #31 on Aug 13, 2018
Comment: I absolutely love the postcards you sent. Thank you so much!
Response: Yay!! Thank you for the rating!!
616julieb rated for PH: Scavenger Hunt For PCs #30 on Aug 9, 2018
Comment: Thank you so much! :)
Response: Thank you for the rating!

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CurlyTea on Nov 5, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

Margothecat on Aug 30, 2018:

Thank you for the awesome bug postcards for the PH tag!

VivaLaDiane on Aug 20, 2017:

Your icon, like your profile, is pretty awesome!

kiddomerriweather on Nov 27, 2016:

You are very welcome! Good luck on the move!

TC on Oct 16, 2016:

Thank you for the kind comment. Her passing was rather sudden and unexpected, so the family ended having to do a lot of unplanned cross-country traveling. I think we're nearly at the end of the worst of it, though.

BennysMumma on Jul 23, 2016:

Thank you so much for the Wonder Woman and Lorax patches. They came out awesome!

CajunLady on Jul 7, 2016:

bwhahaha I love the gif of 10 at the bottom of your profile! We're going to a MegaCon in Tampa the last week of October. He's going to be there, along with Billie Piper, William Shatner and Karl Urban. It's a little over 7 hr drive for us, but it's going to be sooooo worth it!

KateKintail on Mar 1, 2016:


Doctor Who in a bag profile check. Vworp, vworp!

KateKintail on Jan 1, 2016:

Star Wars

Star Wars in a Bag profile check! Happy swapping :-)

KateKintail on Dec 1, 2015:


Favorite fandoms in a bag profile check!

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