Swap-bot Time: November 27, 2020 6:02 am


Date Joined: February 10, 2014
Last Online: November 26, 2020
Birthday: September 23
Country: Argentina
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About Me

I'm an introverted, very quiet person. Indoorsy, catlover, couch potato. I love whatever I consider beautiful, and I like to be surronded by pretty things.

I like to write letters about books, everyday life, cultural differences and local traditions, my dolls, anything I'm interested in.

I am obsessed with cats, dolls, whatever series I'm watching at the moment, history of costume, and pretty much everything I've listed in hobbies and interests (read further)

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Please don't send me anything that doesn't fit in an envelope (this is great for those in a budget, like me). Argentina's mail system doesn't have a regard for gifts, so everything is treated as a purchase and lots of taxes are added, which I can't afford at the moment.

So, until things get better, thank you but no, thank you.

If we're partners for a profile related swap, please choose things that can be fitted in an envelope. Otherwise, I won't be able to receive it.

Thank you :)


dolls (as in: change their outfits, make new clothes for them and other people's dolls, taking pictures of them, spend hours in pinterest, instagram, facbook groups, and the internet in general watching dolly pictures and checking on news, attend to dolly meetings, fantasize with future dolls, etc)


watching movies/series

befriending cats


going to museums

hanging out in second hand bookstores

taking care of my cactus


getting in touch with friends



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learning and practicing textile techniques (sewing, knitting, crochetting, embroidery, lace making, etc)

art history

history of costumes

history in general (but mostly from the middle ages to 1914)

learning and practicing languages (I speak Spanish, English, Catalan, I have basic undersanding of French -only reading- and I'm currently learning Portuguese via Duolingo)

period movies/series





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Favorite Books

I love reading, specially fiction, art history and history (this last one, specially from medieval ages to 1920s) Some of my favourite authors in fiction are:

Jane Austen

Émile Zola

Gustave Flaubert

Alphonse Daudet

Lev Tolstoi

Julio Cortázar

Gabriel García Márquez

Lewis Carrol

Virginia Woolf

Edith Wharton

Terry Pratchett

Lucy Maud Montgomery

Louisa May Alcott

J. K. Rowling

Rainbow Rowell

Manuel Mujica Láinez

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What I like

Sewing supplies: fabrics (with little or tiny patterns, because I sew for dolls), threads (for sewing or embroidering), lace, modern or vintage, etc...

Vintage photos and postcards

Letter sets


Flat magnets

Teas: although I like most flavors, I'm not much into fruity things, particularly citrics (lemon, orange, etc). Berries are welcome.

Drawings, paintings, prints

Vintage publications (1960s and before)

Magazine cutouts

Anything related to Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass, Sleeping Beauty (Disney's version), Adventure Time, Steven Universe, Sailor Moon, Jane Austen, Discworld saga, Harry Potter


Cute animals in general

Dolls (Blythe, Licca, Pullip, Dal. 90s Barbie)

Cactus and succulents



Eerie landscapes

Abondoned castles, ancient constructions, ruins

Greenhouses and botanical gardens

Space: you know, stars, planets, galaxies, etc

Flowers and plants

Mithological creatures


Moths and butterflies. Caterpillars.

Anything medieval

Anything related to the pre raphaelites brotherhood

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Comment: Hi Fiorella! Thanks for your email about all you read in October! I hope you have a great reading month for November!
jessnewson98 rated for R&W: Thankful for BOOKS! on Nov 12, 2020
Comment: Thank you, you're email was lovely ^_^
BrunetteBunny rated for TBR: In October I read ... on Nov 9, 2020
Comment: I watched Lovecraft Country on Halloween and listened to a spooky playlist. It was pretty chill overall. Great that you got to take a lingerer off your TBR list!
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing! I've always wondered a bit about elections in other countries, so I enjoyed reading your email. It all sounds very organized! :)
monsbrick rated for R&W: In October I read ... EMAIL on Nov 5, 2020
Comment: Hello! Great to see a familiar friend. I'm new to the writing group but trying new things seems fun. My husband is reading Ulysses right now. I've tried, perhaps I will read parts of it. I do love James Joyce and have read Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
Response: I've only read Dubliners, but that was so long ago I don't remember anything. And I do want to read Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man one day! =) I'm sure you'll see a few more familiar faces in the writing group as well, welcome, and hope you have fun!
colleenbUSA rated for TBR: In October I read ... on Nov 2, 2020
Comment: At least you finally got that book read! I'm already working on my revamped list for next year!
monsbrick rated for TBR: In October I read ... on Nov 1, 2020
Comment: HI Fiorella, Ciao thank you for sharing!!
jessnewson98 rated for R&W: In Sept I read .... EMAIL on Oct 15, 2020
Comment: Hi Fiorella! Thank you so much for your email! I really liked reading your thoughts about the books too. Stay awesome!
colleenbUSA rated for R&W: Thankful for BOOKS! on Oct 11, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the email! I haven't read any of the books you listed. It's always good to take some time to ourselves! I see reading as self-care.
KSENiA rated for R&W: In Sept I read .... EMAIL on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: Thank you for sharing
Rapsy rated for R&W: Thankful for BOOKS! on Oct 9, 2020
Comment: Loved your list, it is true what you say about reading during "free" time instead of "dead" time now, I do the same. Years ago I read "In the Name of the Rose" by Umberto Eco... I remember I really enjoyed it, but I forget why :( You may want to try it sometime. Take Care :)
Comment: Hi Fiorella, now I'm thinking about reading George Sand one of these days! Thank you for sharing.
Comment: I need to learn how to go a whole month without adding to my TBR list. Teach me your ways!
Comment: Thanks for the review!
colleenbUSA rated for TBR: In September I read ... on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: At least you're number went down, lol! Mine went up a lot!
colleenbUSA rated for R&W: Dear Diary Day on Oct 2, 2020
Comment: Thank you for the email! I don't have any of my old diaries, they all got thrown out during moves along the way! I loved the pictures you included! Thanks so much for sharing! It's really cool that you still have them!
USAFwife rated for R&W: In Sept I read .... EMAIL on Sep 30, 2020
Comment: Thanks for sharing! :)

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USAFwife on Dec 31, 2019:

Happy new year to a GREAT swapper and reader. :) It's been so much fun getting to know you over the last year and being so influenced by your reading tastes. :)

jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

CurlyTea on Sep 26, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

dithreabhach on Nov 15, 2017:

Hi I'm trying to make good all the Swaps I messed up on. Can you message me your email so I can send you the picture had planned to send? Best wishes, Cal

CurlyTea on Sep 25, 2017:

HappyMom on Jul 3, 2017:

Thank you for sharing your Favorite photo swap with me! thanks

KSENiA on Jun 21, 2017:

ESG: Spread some Art! profile decoration

Hello, how are you? I have so many favorite art works from different periods and different artists. It's really hard for me to choose only one... One of my all time favorites is gorgeous and naughty painting by Jean-Honoré Fragonard. It's called The Swing. I actually ha an honor to see this work few times at Wallace Collection in London. For me it presents the true spirit of Rococo period.

:) enjoy!

Helena8664 on Jun 18, 2017:

(So...I couldn't get the original artwork I wanted to upload to work, so I'm going with Alex Grey's "kissing"...he's another psychedelic artist who I absolutely ADORE! But, you should also check out the art I originally wanted to share. She can be found on Instagram @smallmoon_ and is an amazing young artist whose trippy work gets me right in the feels.)

LadyMalchav on Jun 18, 2017:

starry night

Starry Night Vincent Van Gogh

miablancs on Mar 8, 2017:

Welcome to the group Joy of Penpalling Worldwide. Please could you go to the group forum section of the group and fill out the Questionnaire. Thank you and Happy Swapping!

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