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swapbotmaria

swapbotmaria
Date Joined: December 5, 2018
Last Online: September 23, 2020
Birthday: February 4
Country: United States

About Me

**Please let me know if something doesn’t get to you and I will resend.***

Hello! My name is Maria. I currently live in Western New York (transplant from the PNW) with my family and two mischievous cats. I enjoy the winter but not so much the summer humidity.

I am a teen librarian and LOVE my job. I am always happy to talk about libraries, programming, books and education. I would be extra excited to receive items from your local library—book lists, program flyers, etc. I love to see what’s going on in your part of the world.

I love meeting new people and participating in swaps. Choosing things I think will make people happy is the best part of swapping.

Favorite Books

My favorite genre is speculative fiction, especially short stories. Some favorite authors include Kelly Link, Caitlin Kiernan, M.Rickert, Octavia Butler, Karen Joy Fowler, Maureen McHugh, Sarah Pinsker, E.Lily Yu, Ken Liu, Cat Rambo, Pat Murphy, etc.

I also read YA fiction and (non super hero) graphic novels.

Favorite Hobbies

Paper crafts of all kinds: postcard creation, bookbinding, journal-making, mail art

Penpals and Postcrossing

Reading

Baking

Visiting museums and bookstores. I like lectures and author visits and learning new things.

Swap Thoughts

Below are some ideas for things I enjoy. However, they are just suggestions. I love surprises and like lots of things not listed.

I love stickers and washi tape.

Things I am especially fond of: Snails, mushrooms, rain, clouds, outer space, planets, stars/moon, robots, cats, unicorns, stripes, polka dots, rainbows, mail/post office, things that are metallic, or have shimmer or sparkle. Map-related. LGBTQ

I am also a fan of things that are odd or quirky. I enjoy handmade things so if that’s your jam, go for it!

I rather enjoy vintage postcards or advertisements. I also like interesting postcards that advertise something you enjoy: bands, books, authors, artists.

Other postcard themes: sci-fi, space, moon, quirky, maps, cats, fashion, unicorns, snails, Star Trek, graphic novel or picture book themed.

I like dark chocolate plain or, really, with anything. I can't think of anything I don't like in chocolate. :)

Things to Avoid

Things to avoid:

Stickers with words only or inspirational/motivational sayings.

Tea--I don't drink it

Religiously themed items.

Planner stickers

Kiddie reward stickers.Kawaii is totally fine!

Strong scents

Angels

Favorite Television

Favorite TV and Movies: The Ladies in Black, Home for the Holidays, Far from Heaven, Single Man, Brokeback Mountain, But I'm a Cheerleader, Groundhog Day, Schitt's Creek, The Good Place, Star Trek, Handmaid’s Tale.

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for sharing your every day life with me. Have a great week.
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Comment: Thanks for the fun desert pc, Maria!
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Comment: Thank you!
susieq11 rated for Lots of Stamps on an Envelope #17 on Sep 13, 2020
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Comment: Love the dogs and Chinese New Year stamps! Nice envelope too!!!!! Really appreciate the deer postcard (precious!) and stamps, wow!! Thanks a lot and happy you joined! : )
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Comment: Thank you for your letter and the cute stickers. I hadn't ever seen the "pigeon" postalettes before; I think I'll use this as a pattern to make some of my own. Our libraries here are still mostly closed, or open for pickup only. Glad you're able to do your work still. Take care and stay safe!
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Comment: THANK YOU! I am so excited to “see” you in the mail! I’m glad that you joined the swap too! Envie 2/2 arrived today and I am super excited about the fun stickers and postcard that you shared! My faves are the vintage Postal Service postage stamps, naturally! What a perfect flat-goody to share for the swap!
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Comment: Thank you for such a nice swap! I love the way you themed the envelopes and the vintage stamps are amazing, they will go in my collection.
Kvwanderlost rated for Random Envelope 5 on Sep 4, 2020
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Comment: Many many hearts to you Maria! I love all the goodies in this envie very much and the 3D Claude Monet postcard is amazing, love it! Have a wonderful weekend :)
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Comment: My stores are always changing as well. Gift shops are always fun! Thank you!
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Comment: Thank you for the pretty postcard and stunning stamp collection! I gonna check the book, the title sounds really interesting. and now have a nice weekend. Oh I just figured out that you send me TWO postcard ...wow...lucky me! Both are simply stunning and the stamps - wow! Powell's Bookshop sounds great - I really like the postcard! Yeah thats the great thing about books...all the adventures you can get lost in...oh Maria thank you so much for sharing it!!!!!
captkristi rated for SSM: Find me #3 on Aug 24, 2020
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Comment: Sorry about the late rating!! I thought I already entered this one!! Thanks so much - those robots are SUPER cute. I love that design! I am going to check out your website when I have a few because I think it's super cute.
RoseBabe rated for DESTASH WASHI TAPE 2 on Aug 23, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely washi samples! I also love how you decorated the envelope <3
atomita2 rated for Happy Mail #2 on Aug 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
LadyJo rated for Happy Mail Pen Pal Edition #3 on Aug 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the fun goodies! Have a good day!
saturnsrings rated for Happy Mail #2 on Aug 14, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the awesome happy mail Maria! Everything you picked was just to my taste I love it all! Thanks for putting it all together for me :) happy swapping!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely postcard & stunning stamp collection. And now have a fabulous weekend.
carol rated for SSM: July book club and craft on Aug 10, 2020
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Comment: I had a hard time with this book, too, and I love his other stuff. It did get better towards the end, but not my fav. Thanks for the little book.
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Comment: Thank you for the nice swap! I will enjoy using these items!
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Comment: Love the post card in the fun envie! I never saw that Maine one, but yea it is a state to keep exploring!
Gretchenwu rated for Happy Mail on Aug 6, 2020
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Comment: Thank you so much for these goodies. Those stickers and washi tapes are so lovely !! Have a nice day : )

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Comments

manders2280 on Apr 30, 2020:

The paper pocket in the CPG Quickie swap I sent you is a simple origami cup.
https://www.origamiway.com/origami-cup.shtml

Rainydancer on Apr 14, 2020:

Welcome to sunshine swaps and mail!

dmwcheng on Feb 23, 2020:

YAY LIBRARIANS!

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