Swap-bot Time: February 24, 2020 12:26 pm


Date Joined: February 10, 2014
Last Online: February 24, 2020
Birthday: September 23
Country: Argentina
My book blog

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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Bucket rated for TBR: In January 2020 I read ... on Feb 12, 2020
Bucket rated for TBR: January Unread Shelf challenge on Feb 12, 2020
Comment: Thanks for your review of Notting Hill. I've not seen the film so I'll take your advice to go for the film rather than, or before, the book. I enjoyed reading your comments and look forward to swapping with you in the future.
colleenbUSA rated for TBR: In January 2020 I read ... on Feb 4, 2020
Comment: Good job on reducing your TBR!
zanynat rated for TBR: In January 2020 I read ... on Feb 3, 2020
Comment: Best of luck with your TBR!!! I admire you starting out with such a big book. I ended up choosing the shortest to ease me into the year, lol. Happy reading!!
Comment: Fiorella, thanks for sharing your challlenge with us!
monsbrick rated for TBR: 2020 new swap style on Jan 21, 2020
Comment: Can’t wait to start attacking our New Years lists!
Bucket rated for TBR: In 2019, I read ... on Jan 16, 2020
Comment: Nice job! I really need to get to Germinal myself soon... and more Zola in general!
colleenbUSA rated for TBR: In 2019, I read ... on Jan 11, 2020
Comment: Wow! You did amazing!
USAFwife rated for TBR: 2020 new swap style on Jan 10, 2020
Comment: Thanks for the updates. :) Hope it's a good reading year for you. :)
USAFwife rated for TBR: In 2019, I read ... on Jan 10, 2020
Comment: It looks like you made great progress! That's great! Thanks for all the updates - and suggestions. :)
colleenbUSA rated for TBR: 2020 new swap style on Jan 9, 2020
Comment: I forgot to add things to my list sometimes also. Good luck this year on hiring your goal!
Bucket rated for TBR: In December I read ... on Jan 3, 2020
Comment: Thank you!
USAFwife rated for TBR: In December I read ... on Dec 31, 2019
Comment: Wow, you make a lot of progress this year! Congratulations! :) I'd be curious to hear what you thought of one of your December finishes, too. :) Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thank you! I just replied your email ;) Once again, thank you for such a lovely comment on my profile, and Happy New Your!
monsbrick rated for TBR: In December I read ... on Dec 31, 2019
Comment: Happy New Year Fiorella!!
Response: Thank you Marie! And Happy New Year to you, too =)
monsbrick rated for TBR: In November I read ... on Dec 2, 2019
Comment: Hi Fiorella, Happy Holidays!! Good luck with everything.
colleenbUSA rated for TBR: In November I read ... on Dec 1, 2019
Comment: Sooner months just aren't as good I'd reading months! Mine wasn't great either!
HappyMom rated for ESG: Visit My Instagram on Nov 22, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the great comments - sorry to be slow in rating :)
arimails rated for ESG: Visit My Instagram on Nov 22, 2019
Comment: thanks for stopping by
Comment: Thank you Fiorella I love your blog review!

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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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