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cathepsut

cathepsut
Date Joined: August 23, 2008
Last Online: April 11, 2012
Birthday: November 7, 1968
Country: Germany
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About Me

I'm not joining a lot of swaps at the moment, I need a little bit of a break. I'll be back doing more eventually...


I rate everything I get within a day or two. If I sent something and you haven't received it or don't like it, let me know and I will re-send!

I moved back to my native country, Germany, in 2008, after 14 years abroad. It took a while to get used to living in Germany again. I do very much enjoy having a working postal system...

I mostly join postcard and letter swaps. Before I send something out to you, I will always read your profile and try to meet your wishes. Please share!

Favorite Music

I mostly listen to Music via Last.fm and simfy. My tastes in music are pretty eclectic. I love traditional Jazz and Blues. I listen to a lot of acoustic rock. I like the Stones and don't like the Beatles. I love Santana and Fleetwood Mack. At any givern time you could catch me listening to Madonna or Metallica...

Favorite Books

I got a Kindle a little while ago and like it better than I thought I would...

Currently I am into Urban Fantasy and anything with werewolves, shapeshifters, vampires, witches, dragons, wizards, people that talk to ghosts and related critters..... You get the idea. My favourite authors are Laurell K Hamilton, Patricia Briggs, Charlaine Harris, Carrie Vaughn, Kelly Armstrong....

I also like historical fiction. C.J. Sansom is awesome. I also like Bernard Cornwell. Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett and The Physician by Noah Gordon are among my most favrourite books of all time.

I like Fantasy -- anything from Tolkien to Anne McCaffrey.

I like hard SF -- Greg Bear, David Brin, John Brunner...

I used to read thrillers and crime a lot and really enjoyed the first two of the Millenium trilogy by Stieg Larrson, but I read those genres rarely now. I used to read Martha Grimes and Elizabeth George a lot and I love Dorothy Sayers.

Non-Fiction generally bores me and I do not like anything True Crime at all.

I prefer to read in English, although I am German. I love cookbooks, but I am trying not to get too obsessed about it.

If you want to check out what I read, Goodreads is your best bet at the moment.

Favorite Movies

LOTR, Star Trek, The Fifth Element, Lawrence of Arabia, anything with John Cusack or Ed Norton in it, anything by Billy Wilder, God Father Trilogy, anything by the Coen brothers or Quentin Tarantino, The Abyss, Gladiator.....

Favorite Television

They re-did Hawaii Five-O, that's hilarious! Where's Jack Lord?

Spartacus, Dirty Jobs, Stargarte Atlantis, True Blood (love the books!), Heroes, House M.D., Dexter, Boston Legal, CSI, ER, anything on National Geographic, Nat Geo Wild and Discovery Channel, cooking shows.

Postcards

I love all kinds of postcards, preferably naked and written on. Handmade is ok, although I prefer store bought.

My favourites are: (no particular order)

  • modern art, paintings, expressionism, Pre-Raphaelites

  • black and white photography, especially portraits

  • photography by Lord Snowdon, Richard Avedon, other celebrity and fashion photographers...

  • cards relating to wine, beer, food, recipes

  • coral reefs, maritime animals, scuba diving, island retreats

  • cats, domestic or wild or in paintings... I recently received two postcards with painted cats on them and think they are great. You could make my day by sending me more of those. Here are the two I have already: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cathepsut/tags/whypaintcats/

  • cows, pigs

  • anything relating to books, reading, poetry

  • from or about museums, I love postcards from museum collections

  • interesting architecture, i.e. unusual buildings, modern architecture, LeCorbusier, Bauhaus... even interiors

  • depictions of Tarot cards or Tarot symbolism

I am not too keen on cartoons, drawings, ad cards, touristy multi-view cards, cutesy cards with glitter, sparkly things, overyl cute motives, cards with children, babies, kittens or puppies...

Collecting / Likes / Dislikes

If you send something in an envelope, you can always make me happy by including:

  • postcards

  • bookmarks

  • recipe cards

  • notecards, notepads, pens

  • stationery, letter paper, envelopes -- I love to use hotel stationery and will happily steal it from every hotel I come across, if I can... :-)

Dislikes:

  • Kwai, Hello Kitty, Manga

  • anything depicting babies or small children or overly sweet things in soft focus...

Ratings

babyamy rated for Feb: Keep it moving! on Feb 29, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the book and the surprise!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
DebR rated for Reading Log 2011 - Part 2 on Jan 24, 2012
5
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Comment: Thank you for the reading log. I may try one of them. Thank you also for the postcards.
Response: Thanks for the heart!
CayleighTheShell rated for Reading Log 2011 - Part 2 on Jan 21, 2012
5
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Comment: Hi Cathy, It looks like your last few months of reading mirrored my last year, lots of hit or misses. I will definitely check out The Book of a Thousand Days it looks good. I like how you put the picture of the book's cover in your log, I do that as well and think it adds a bit of fun. Also,Thanks for the postcards and such!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
pennywhistler rated for Reading Log Part 1 on Oct 16, 2011
5
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Comment: Thanks for the reviews.
Response: Thanks for the heart!
babyamy rated for OCT Day and Night on Oct 12, 2011
5
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Comment: Thank you for the book and all the nice extras. That's why I like surprise swaps: I get books which would otherwise never find their way to my bookshelf. :)
Response: Thanks for the heart! I really enjoyed your book! :-)
melydia rated for SEPT: Keep it moving! #2 on Oct 6, 2011
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Comment: Thank you so much for the books! I'll journal them right away.
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Vickyen rated for Reading Log Part 1 on Oct 1, 2011
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Comment: Hi! Thanks so much for sharing your reads with me! I am not into fantasy books, but it is great that we have the option to read so many wonderful books! I have read some of Charlaine Harris - the books about the gal that can figure out stuff about dead people - enjoyed those books a bunch! Hugs, Happy Reading and Swapping! ;)
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Celticmoon rated for Fountain Pen Pal - August 2011 on Sep 27, 2011
5
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Comment: Thanks for the wonderful and informative letter. I hope to hear from you again. thanks for the bookmark and other goodies.
Response: Thanks for the heart!
ManitoulinGirl rated for What Should I Read? EDITED on Aug 3, 2011
5
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Comment: Thanks for the great note & the list of books. I also enjoyed the postcard of the German chef. My daughter in law is from Germany, so I most likely will pass it on as a little gift. Have a great day!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
maxbenleo rated for Fountain Pen Pal - July 2011 on Jul 30, 2011
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Comment: Vielen Dank, ich hoffe Du hast noch ein paar schöne Tage auf Rügen mit weniger Regen!!
Response: Leider 3 Tage Regen auf Ruegen, aber es gab auch noch drei sonnige Tage am Strand... Danke für das Herz!
YoZaTeCa rated for What Should I Read? EDITED on Jul 20, 2011
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Comment: Thank you for the wonderful letter. There are a couple very interesting reads mentioned. Also thanks for the extra's! :)
Response: Thanks for the heart!
5
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Comment: Really lovely letter. Your holiday sounds perfect! Thanks for the tuckins as well - will be trying out the recipes soon!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Neeky8 rated for B&W Photo PC for Camera Day on Jul 11, 2011
5
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Comment: Loved the Hitchcock card! I've seen many of his movies, he is a real master! Thanks!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
LisaLisa3 rated for weekly wrap postcard swap (no. 6) on Jul 10, 2011
5
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Comment: Sounds like a great week overall. Thanks for sharing. : )
Response: Thanks for the heart!
FiWebster rated for Celebrating Color: ORANGE on Jul 10, 2011
5
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Comment: Thanks for the pretty shot of water: you're right that it's calming...=smile=
Response: Thanks for the heart!
Tinker60 rated for Celebrating Color: ORANGE on Jul 9, 2011
5
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Comment: A great card ~ I love water too and also find it calming and relaxing. This PC has tremendous colors ~ thank you so much!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
5
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Comment: Thanks. I liked both parts. Back at you soon
Response: Thanks for the heart. I wasn't sure if I had written enough about the dinner guests, I am glad you liked it.
Nandin rated for weekly wrap postcard swap (no. 5) on Jul 1, 2011
5
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Comment: This is the best card EVER! Thank you!
Response: Thanks for the heart!
5
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Comment: Thanks for the nice card!
ellgee rated for Scissors on Jun 24, 2011
5
rating
Comment: Thank you!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 170 0 0
Completed Fives Threes Ones
141 225 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
1 118 7 15
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Comments

Megbomb on May 6, 2011:

Aww Thanks so much for the points on bookmooch!! I dont have anything good inmy inventory right now, but I will be adding more in the coming weeks. Please let me know if you see anything that interests you!

SFreer on Apr 13, 2011:

thank you Cathy! I received your answer to the International penpal tag today..wonderful bookmark and postcard! :)

Megbomb on Apr 5, 2011:

Thanks for the lovely bookmarks, notecard, postcard, etc! What a lovely package!

thehappyhoneybee on Mar 28, 2011:

Could we entice you to check out our new YA book group Welcome to District 13? Please consider joining (and adding a few favorite YA authors to your profile) if you're interested. Cheers!

ndnchick on Feb 23, 2011:

I live near Cusick, Washington USA. :) Not far from the Canadian border.

VaGrammy66 on May 9, 2010:

Thank you for the great Castle postcard for the NYUP tag! What a wonderful place to have right around the corner!

bluehairedmary on May 4, 2010:

Thank you for the modern art postcard tag!

Snoskimouse on Apr 17, 2010:

Hi, i sent a postcard to you for the rabbit swap last week, do you have it? I have a horrible feeling I put too little postage on it- if this is the case & you didn't get it (or you had to pay postage) I'll gladly send another :D

thehorses on Sep 30, 2008:

I just got your letter today with the little tidbits as well. It was so amazing. Really brightened up my evening.

AuntieM on Sep 14, 2008:

Welcome to the newbie website postcard swap.

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