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fiorellaione

fiorellaione
Date Joined: February 10, 2014
Last Online: February 13, 2019
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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SUPER VERY OH SO IMPORTANT

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 :)

Hobbies

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)

reading

watching movies/series

befriending cats

crafting

going to museums

hanging out in second hand bookstores

taking care of my cactus

procastinating

getting in touch with friends

penpalling

etc

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Interests

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

illustration

printmaking

museums

etc

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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

Stickers

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

Cats

Cute animals in general

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

Cactus and succulents

Birds

Lanscapes

Eerie landscapes

Abondoned castles, ancient constructions, ruins

Greenhouses and botanical gardens

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

Flowers and plants

Mithological creatures

Gems

Moths and butterflies. Caterpillars.

Anything medieval

Anything related to the pre raphaelites brotherhood

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Ratings

Neenarneenar rated for TBR: List the list! on Feb 14, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sharing you list. I'm glad to see others readying poems too. I just picked up a Walt Whitman book, but also reading Helium by Rudy Francisco. Good Stuff!
Malika rated for TBR: List the list! on Feb 9, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for your list. It was nice to see a bit different selection from many others, and Spanish is one of my fav languages.
tentmari rated for TBR: List the list! on Feb 9, 2019
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hazelwitch3 rated for TBR: List the list! on Feb 8, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your list -- what a fascinating selection of books! And I really liked your main goal: 'to read more books from the pile than adding new ones to it'. I look forward to finding out if you succeed!
MRShemery rated for TBR: List the list! on Feb 6, 2019
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colleenbUSA rated for TBR: List the list! on Feb 6, 2019
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Comment: I hope you have a good reading year!
Marryth rated for TBR: List the list! on Feb 5, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your TBR list - I love how organized it is! :)
USAFwife rated for TBR: List the list! on Feb 5, 2019
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Comment: You've got a quite a list! There are a few that I recognize. Good luck with your goals :)
jenmcjen rated for R&W: In January I read ... on Feb 4, 2019
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Comment: GREAT presentation! I'm glad I wasn't the only one with a slow reading month. I think the Henry VII one sounds good, and I like how it prints the rumors AND facts, but also tries to separate them--guys like him end up half real, half legend, and it's hard to keep track at this late date. The other sounds interesting for its audience, and I'm glad it benefited your piece and introduced you to other new authors to check out. So many books, so little time!
Response: I guess it doesn't matter how much we read, as long as we have the chance to read something... Some months go better than others, but even with baby steps will get far, if we persevere long enough :) Thank you for your feedback!
cauchy81sk rated for R&W: In January I read ... on Feb 4, 2019
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Comment: How unique books, it was really interesting to read about them! I would be interested to hear somethinf about fanfiction too. ;-)
Response: I might add some of fanfic in the next month, as I finished a couple that are worth mentioning ;) Thanks for your feedback!
USAFwife rated for R&W: In January I read ... on Feb 4, 2019
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Comment: Great list. :) Every little bit helps, right?
Response: Baby steps ;)
USAFwife rated for R&W Books I read in 2018 on Jan 8, 2019
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your list. :) It looks like you had a good year for books, yes? :) My daughter LOVES Rainbow Rowell. She's practically memorized "Carry On", so seeing those on your list made me smile. :) Thanks for joining the swap! :) It's great to have you in the group. :)
jenmcjen rated for R&W Books I read in 2018 on Jan 5, 2019
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Comment: Ooh, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell is one of my favorite books EVER! I read one really excellent HP related fanfic this year, but it was about the Marauders when they were growing up in school. It was phenomenal! Now I am going to definitely follow your links and read some more. Fanfic is so fun. Anyway, thanks for sharing, and I got some good ideas for things to read. And a yearning to learn Spanish already so I can read Spanish books in Spanish!
Response: Yes! That fic sounds very interesting and I added it to my To-Read list as soon as I read your thoughts on it :) Hope you find something you like in my list!
CajunLady rated for R&W Books I read in 2018 on Jan 4, 2019
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USAFwife rated for R&W December book challenge on Jan 2, 2019
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Comment: The book sounds really interesting! I'm going to see if I can find a copy at my library. :) Sorry that it sat on your TBR list for years, but glad that you finally got to read it, and that you enjoyed it. :)
Buecherwurm rated for R&W December book challenge on Jan 2, 2019
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Comment: Thank you for your unusual choice, I'm not sure I would want to read the entire book, but the article you linked was really interesting, thanks! :)
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Comment: Thank you very much for your book review (and sorry for the late rating), another series to put on my to-read list on goodreads! :D Sounds like a series I could enjoy reading :) I have read Harry Potter so many times, I like any variation/similar stories :D I hope you had wonderful holidays and I wish you all the best for the new year! :)
jenmcjen rated for R&W December book challenge on Dec 30, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for sharing your super interesting book. It sounds like, instead of meta fiction, it's meta history. Like the history of history, in a particular context. I think I'll see if I can find it. Have a fabulous year reading many awesome books in 2019!
USAFwife rated for R&W: November Reading Challenge on Nov 26, 2018
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Comment: I think you and my daughter would get along well, based on your book choices. :) She LOVED Carry On, and is eagerly anticipating book 2! I've heard of Joe Hill's graphic novels, but haven't tried any of them. I don't think I've ever really, really read graphic novels. I've checked some of King's out from the library, to see the art work, but I already knew the story, so I don't think I really READ them, you know? But now I'm thinking about Lock & Key. Might have to look for them. :) Thanks for joining the swap, and for sharing your thoughts. :)
jenmcjen rated for R&W: November Reading Challenge on Nov 25, 2018
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Comment: Thanks so much for sharing! I am totally interested in the book now, and will have to find it. Also the graphic novel. I love Owen Hill, partly on his own account, and partly due to his being Stephen King's son. I don't normally read graphic novels, but you've really made me interested in this series. Thanks for the caveats about the Simon book, so I won't fall into the confusion you did!

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Comments

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!

RyeRye on Sep 23, 2016:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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RyeRye on Jun 27, 2016:

Thanks for joining Inspiration Station!

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