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literarycat
Date Joined: February 15, 2012
Last Online: June 20, 2013
Birthday: February 20
Country: United States
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About Me

Hi. I'm Danielle. I work full time in an academic library, which I greatly enjoy. I love reading and love anything bookish.

When I was younger I was an enthusiastic letter writer and had many international friends with whom I exchanged letters and even met a number of them in my travels.

After a long hiatus I have just gotten back to letter writer, preferring paper over electronic and have been pleased to find a number of groups to support my love of correspondence.

Life can be hectic, but I can always squeeze in writing a postcard. I've got a small collection of postcards that I have collected over the years (and now am constantly adding to my stash) and am happy to find like minded people who also enjoy exchanging postcards and a few words about their lives.

Favorite Books

I have pretty eclectic tastes. I love literary fiction, mysteries, crime novels, spy fiction, memoirs and biographies, books about books. I collect Virago Modern Classics and Persephone Books titles. I use the library a lot and like to find forgotten authors on the shelves. I'm particularly interested in interwar fiction/domestic fiction. And of late I've been dipping into diaries quite a lot.

Favorite authors (in no particular order): Sarah Waters, Wilkie Collins, Edith Wharton, Alexandre Dumas, Elizabeth Taylor, M.F.K. Fisher, Ruth Rendell, E.M. Forster, Mary Stewart, W. Somerset Maugham...and the list goes on!

Favorite Movies

I love anything BBC, am addicted to Spooks/MI-5, costume dramas, and crime shows. My latest favorites: Downton Abbey and Life on Mars (the US version).

Postcard Interests

I love a variety of postcards but I am especially interested in:

-Art/Architecture postcards -- love seeing interesting interiors (and modern art/architecture especially--but not exclusively)

For art cards--I like nearly everything, but if you are looking for ideas my likes are broad: Impressionists, Abstract Art, Surrealism, Modern, early 20th C Russian (like Malevich and Rodchenko), and Contemporary. Some artists I especially like: Norman Rockwell, Mucha, Klimt, Schiele, Kokoschka, Cindy Sherman (love photography in general), Hundertwasser, Tamara de Lempicka, Modigliani, Lee Krasner, Jackson Pollack, Agnes Martin--lots as you can see!

-B&W photography (Nouvelle Images style)

-Photo/Art cards showing hugs & kisses (pls nothing too risque though)

-Art photography in general--nice and colorful, artsy

-Something about books or literature (reading women images are appreciated)

-Libraries and Museums (showing the architecture--interiors or exteriors)

-Retro postcards or something unusual?

-Cats (photos or art cards)

-Nature/Scenic/Flower cards that show something particular about your country, city or culture

-Map cards of your state or country (have NE, NY, OR, WA, MO)

-Famous buildings

-Trains, buses and especially metro

-Beaches/Waves/Lighthouses

-UNESCO WHS cards

If possible prefer not to get AD cards.

****I always send my postcards. If something is not received please do email me and let me know as I will happily send out another if the first goes astray. Please let me know before rating me badly. Thanks!****

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Comment: Thanks so much!! :) we'll have to do this again.
kankalin rated for Easy artphabet postcards -F- on Nov 21, 2012
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Comment: I love Brancusi sculptures, so thank you for this great PC. I did not read Wind flower yet but I love the book I am reading right now : deWitt: The Sisters brothers...
Response: So glad you liked the postcard! I'd been holding on to it for a while so am happy it's found a new home. I want to read The Sisters Brothers, too--it's on my reading list!
Castlequeen rated for Easy artphabet postcards -F- on Nov 15, 2012
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful art postcard of "Oranges" a/k/a fruit. The colors are so soft. It's really quite wonderful.
Response: So glad you liked it. It is a favorite painting of mine--I have a copy pinned to my bulletin board as well. :)
RinaOliveira rated for Postcards with a painting-3 on Aug 8, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! Arthur Rackham is one of my favourite illustrators.
DeidreArt rated for Postcards with a painting-2 on Jul 18, 2012
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Comment: thank you for the lovely card
MrsHonniB rated for Painting of..... #1 *a woman* on Jul 11, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the great painting PC!
Aria rated for Easy artphabet postcards -A- on Jun 26, 2012
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Comment: Hi Danielle, Thanks for the Rackham illustration. Yes, I love his illustrations and about Jack Vettriano postcards, they seem to come from the Netherlands... but so far I haven't received any at postcrossing... :-) Maybe one day. :)
kankalin rated for Art Postcard Swap # 14 on Jun 21, 2012
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Comment: Thanks Danielle for this great card. I did a bit of art history on the side as well and once I retire (30 years from now hehe) that is what I want to do... Take art /art history classes at one of the local universities...
ina rated for Postcard of my fave artist on Jun 18, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for your wonderful card.It gives me the great Summer feeling,instead of the rain that's falling right now.
kingy56 rated for Your town postcards N.3 on Jun 18, 2012
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Comment: Love the effort you put in with your PC
kingy56 rated for Serial PC Swappers - Week #63 on Jun 18, 2012
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Mamabemus rated for Art Postcard Swap # 14 on Jun 17, 2012
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Comment: love the scene but in my world there are always toys all over the floor and anything glass is broken. read the newspaper? what's that?
nneiole rated for Serial PC Swappers - Week #64 on Jun 13, 2012
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Comment: Thanks for the card
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Comment: Thanks for the very cute kitty pc...we loved it. I just like getting mail...I don't really think of it as collecting either. I need to figure out what I have and need though someday...just to get all 50 states some day. Have a blessed day!
Blackqueenie rated for Art Postcard Swap # 14 on Jun 8, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the nice postcard and nice stamps:) I like children's illustration!BTW, I like the new version of Sherlock Holmes,too:)
saardina rated for Art Postcard Swap # 14 on Jun 8, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for you lovely card! i love it :) I'm also trying to learning to knit, but yes it is very difficult.... you must do it a lot of hours:P but it fun :) love, dina
cookingschool rated for Art Postcard Swap # 14 on Jun 8, 2012
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Comment: LOVELY ART, THANKS LAURENT
hannibal rated for Postcards with a painting-3 on Jun 7, 2012
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Comment: thanks for the p.c. she will definatly find her way into one of my collages. degas' work is just so amazing
AnneliesV rated for Art Postcard Swap # 14 on Jun 7, 2012
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Comment: Thank you for the picnic and the beautiful stamps. I don't think that the dutch applepie is the same as the usa one. I willsent you a recepie.
hippofairy rated for Easy artphabet postcards -A- on Jun 7, 2012
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Comment: i love Alice in Wonderland! thank you for the great postcard! :) perfect "A" for me!

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Comments

Raff on Aug 26, 2013:

Hi! I see that you're into postcards and would love it if you could join my University Postcards swap! It closes really soon. Have a great day!

savhilt on Apr 26, 2013:

POSTCARDS FROM AROUND THE WORLD ~ Week #48 ~ Thanks for the PC!!!

Cadfael57 on Apr 19, 2013:

Thank you very much for your beautiful card for week #47 (52 PC / YEAR) ! Have a nice day, Jean-Mi. (Cadfael57)

rachelcdoyle on Apr 4, 2013:

cathlud on Apr 3, 2013:

Thanks for the cat postcard for Week 45. One of my cats was on thyroid tablets for the last two years of her life. She quickly got used to the twice daily tablet taking. She would sit in the kitchen each morning waiting for the tablet, although she hated having them. She did enjoy the increase in food that she was allowed to try and keep her a healthy weight.

druideye on Feb 5, 2013:

Thank you for the postcard for Week #38!

EmilyT on Dec 19, 2012:

Thank you so much for the gargoyle! I actually only have one postcard with a gargoyle I bought in Paris years ago! :-) I already know this will be one of my top favorites from 52 in a year.

rachelcdoyle on Dec 9, 2012:

TexyDeb on Oct 21, 2012:

WEEK #22 thank you VERY much for an extra cool card and three new to me postage stamps

greenleaf on Sep 20, 2012:

Thank you for the pretty flower postcard for the week 17 !

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