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swapbotmaria

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

About Me

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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

Risna rated for SSM: Note card and flat surprise on Nov 21, 2020
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Comment: Maria, I love everything about the envelope that arrived today! Thank you for the ocean theme decorated envelope and the amazing stamps you used! Love the goodies too! Take care and stay safe!
Rainydancer rated for SSM: October book club and craft on Nov 19, 2020
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Comment: Oh wow! That craft of Mr. Harrigan's phone was amazing! Very creative. So great to catch up on what you thought of this collection.
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Comment: Thanks so much!
jenniann rated for LSRUS sticker sheet swap- USA on Nov 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the nice stickers. I especially love the cat ones! Also a big thank you for the book recs. Will have to check them out :)
Stargazer008 rated for What Are You Reading? - Fall on Nov 16, 2020
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Comment: Another time thank you for the reading list of fall. That was a long one! I also like the postcard by the New Yorker. Thank you for sharing!
Stargazer008 rated for Random Envelope 6 on Nov 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the envelope filled with lovely random things. I really like the 80s washi tape and victorian sticker. And now have a nice evening.
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Comment: Thank you so much I look forward to opening At Christmas 🎄
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Comment: Love the washi and stickers! Thanks - looking forward to opening in December
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Comment: Thanks for the stickers!!
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Comment: Thank you. I will open in December. 🎄🎁
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Comment: Thank you for the super cute penguin card. 💖
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Comment: Thank you so much
kssunlover1947 rated for WTL: Autumn washi tape swap on Oct 28, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the Autumn washi. I also like the envelope you put it in. And the corny card. It made me laugh when I saw it.
Fry rated for SSM: Sunshine happy mail #10 on Oct 27, 2020
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Comment: I am gushing! I love everything about this mail! Thank you so much! The envie with the huge full moon, the cute stickers and washi tape! Love it!!! I am very happy! =)
dmarie rated for CPG Xmas Filled Paper Pocket - US on Oct 27, 2020
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Comment: What a fun swap! Thank you for all the fun Christmas goodies! ♥♥
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Comment: TYVM! I enjoyed your letter.
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Comment: Thanks for the cute goodies!
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Comment: thank you so much for the festive envelope, I look forward to opening in December :-)
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Comment: Great envelope! Opening it on Dec.10th. I'll be back with more comments then.
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Comment: This was postmarked 2 months ago! So crazy how long the post takes, but it's arrived :) thank you so much for the beautiful cards and i hope you are doing well

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Comments

takehimaway on Nov 8, 2020:

What a juxtaposition - librarian, but you hate word stickers. May I ask why? Stickers with words only are my FAVOURITE type of sticker. I also love washi with words on it!

OrigamiGrace on Oct 28, 2020:

halloween

Have a fun and safe Halloween!

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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