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.
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!
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).
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)
-Trains, buses and especially metro
-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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