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fiorellaione

fiorellaione
Date Joined: February 10, 2014
Last Online: March 5, 2021
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

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Comment: Yay, you broke even. :) That's progress too. :) I would be doing a LOT better if I could stay away from the Better World Book sales! Thanks for sharing your list. :)
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Comment: It's always fun to be surprised by a book you didn't expect to be so fun. ^_^ That's why I try to read a lot of genres. Thanks for sharing.
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Comment: Loving the layout of your email, so easy to read through everything! Loved your thoughts and I've added a few stories to my TBR, thank you! Have a marvellous week :)
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Comment: Great job! Thanks for the reviews!
colleenbUSA rated for TBR: In January 2021 I read ... on Feb 4, 2021
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Comment: Great job!
KSENiA rated for TBR: In January 2021 I read ... on Jan 31, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
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Comment: Thank you for your list! I haven't read that book, so I may have to add it to my list(even though my TBR list is huge!) So far 2021 is pretty good - I hope it's the same for you! Take care :)
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Comment: Great job! I love the charts ;)
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Comment: What were your all-time favorites of the year?
Response: War & Peace and The Debacle 😊
KSENiA rated for TBR: 2020 End of year update & totals on Jan 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
KSENiA rated for R&W: In December I read .... EMAIL on Jan 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. I love Seanan McGuire, but I still didn't read Wayward Children series. It is on my TBR thought
KSENiA rated for TBR: Unread shelf project December on Jan 12, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
monsbrick rated for TBR: Unread shelf project December on Jan 10, 2021
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Comment: Hi Fiorella, your booklist and reviews always tempt me! Love the classics, and recently have been going back to books that I never read over the years. This Graham Greene is tempting to me. I love Noir. But I've never read a book by Graham Greene and have often wondered about his books. Maybe I will add this to my TBR...we shall see. Thank you again for your email and this update.
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Comment: Thank you for sharing the list of those books, sounds like interesting reads :) Best wishes!
colleenbUSA rated for TBR: 2021 TBR planning on Jan 6, 2021
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Comment: Nice list!
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Comment: Wow! You read a lot of the same series! I'm glad you're enjoying it! Happy New Year!
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Comment: Nice progress! And thanks for sharing your fun charts. Happy reading this year!
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Comment: Hi Fiorella, Yes I admire Colleen's charts too. You are owning them here. And I also see books on your list that I am tempted and at times have read too. They do not disappoint! Thank you for sharing the stats and the lists of your books.
monsbrick rated for TBR: In December I read ... on Jan 3, 2021
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Comment: Yes, off list but hey at least we are finding books that interest us! I feel similarly.

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Comments

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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