Swap-bot Time: April 24, 2024 5:53 pm


Date Joined: November 29, 2017
Last Online: April 24, 2024
Birthday: April 4
Country: United States
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About Me

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I have A LOT going on right now and am very busy. But my swaps are still going out on time.

3/16 I'm up-to-date on ratings!

I only rate every few days due to my health, but I'll rate everything received in the prior days to the day I rate!

I am not doing decos anymore, so please DO NOT send me any!

I love to read, swap, listen to music, and sip on tea or flavored coffee. All while cuddling my adorable dog!

I am disabled with fibromyalgia and bipolar disorder. Jedi, my bichepoo (bichon frise & mini poodle mix) is my emotional support dog. I was also recently diagnosed with mild to moderate autism spectrum disorder.

I live in an apartment, with my furbaby. I live in a medium-sized town smack between Milwaukee, WI, and Chicago, IL. The most famous person to come out of my hometown/current town of residence is Mark Ruffalo.

Favorite Music

Alt Rock above all particularly Imagine Dragos, Mariana's Trench, and The Script

Pop/Top 40- or at least I loved it in the '90s and 00's (think P!nk, Blink 182, etc) as well as Mariana's Trench my current favorite adult pop band.

Pop-Country if that makes any sense- Like Blake Shelton

Soundtracks- 10 Things I Hate About You, RENT (movie cast), and A Walk to Remember Soundtrack

Broadway- WIcked, RENT (Broadway cast), and Avenue Q

And the Glee Albums!

Likes & Dislikes


Dogs and coffee drinks are two obsessions of mine. I can name most dog breeds by sight or description. I love Starbucks!!

I've also recently fallen in love with kawaii penguins, dogs, and hedgehogs! Anything with them would be amazing!

My favorite colors are pink, purple, teal, and mint green. I love books, chocolate, coffee, tea, and dogs, as well as anything to do with those things.

I collect coffee mugs. I also collect bookish items (my favorite are candles) as well as dog-themed items.

I love candy, mostly chocolate, I prefer milk or white with some other flavor or a filling, caramel, mint, raspberry, peppermint, orange, coffee.

I love candles, I really love the ones with sweet or book themed scents.

Tea: NO MORE TEA!! LOL thanks but I'm backed up for years!

Stickers: craft quality stickers, animals, food or drink, non-religious holiday stickers

Washi samples- especially these themes: food/drinks, small shops, animals of any kind, mail/swapping/postcard, rainbows/rain/weater


Hard to open envelopes, please don't tape every available edge, it's frustrating try to get them open, and I am terrified I'll cut something if I use scissors, so it just stresses me out.

Colors: greens-not of the shade mentioned in likes, orange, and brown.

Scents: floral or woodsy or smoke

Topics/themes: Sexism, racism, misogyny, harm to animals or children, violence against anyone esp sexual violence, religious items, homophobic; spiders or cockroaches or scorpions

Tea: Caffeinated

Stickers: Cheap or kids stickers, religious, puffy

Please NO bath or body items! My mom is extremely sensitive to strong scents and I have eczema!

I HATE when people send me religious items-especially promoting a specific religion or church. Please do not include or send anything religious including bible verses. I respect your religion please respect my right to not be religious.

Favorite Crafts

I'm only really doing traveling postcards at the moment, in addition to decorating my planners, due to lack of space and energy.


I click for having sent the item on the date I put it in the mailbox, even if it's a holiday or Sunday and it will be picked up the next day, so if the date on the envelope doesn't match the sent day, this is why.

If something doesn't arrive please contact me, and I'll do my best to resend, please try to contact me before rating me a 1 or 3. I will never not send something,

I will message you if I will be sending late, which will happen very rarely! I don't have a car, due to my disability, so my bf mails things for me or takes me to the PO, so if something is late that is probably why.

ABCs of me


B- bichons or bichepoo (bichon/mini poodle mix), books

C- coffee, cats (not as good as dogs but still ;) ), chocolate (i prefer milk or white), cake, cupcakes

D- dogs, desserts, The Dresden Files

E- Eeorye

F-fudge, Four Bears (stickers, postcards, etc)


H- hot cocoa (especially flavored!)

I- ice cream, iced coffee


K-kittens, kawaii- especially hedgehogs, dogs, and penguins


M- mugs, mug cake mix, mysteries

N- Nutella


P- puppies, penguins, pink, purple, PDT Labels, postix (stickers, washi, etc)


R- reading, romance [though not the clean stuff ;)]

S-spicy books, stickers, stickii club (stickers, sticky notes, etc)

T- tea- tea-themed items (I have too many bags of tea!), Teal, thrillers, traveling postcards



W- wolves, washi rolls, washi samples




Favorite Books Movie and TV

Dean Koontz, Marissa Meyer, Jim Butcher, Amanda Foody and Ellen Hopkins are some of my favorite authors.

I DO NOT SUPPORT what JKR has said on social media and I ask that you don't buy me licensed merchandise for HP stuff, if it's not licensed and JKR doesn't make money off it of, buy away, or just send something from your stash!

I love the Harry Potter series both the books and the movies, though the books were better! I also love The Lunar Chronicles series, The Dresden Files, Stalking Jack the Ripper series and Odd Thomas series as well as. The Perks of Being a Wallflower is my all-time favorite book.

I like most YA books unless they have names I can't figure out with my dyslexia. I also enjoy sci-fi/fantasy and New Adult Romance.

My favorite movies are The Breakfast Club, Saved, A Walk to Remeber, Bring it On (only the first one), and many other 80s-00s teen movies, especially John Huges' movies.

My favorite TV shows include: Pretty Little Liars, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Angel, This is Us, Marvel's Runaways, The Vampire Diaries, and The Handmaid's Tale.

Postcard Preferences

I love animals especially dogs, penguins, or anything cute and fuzzy.

I'm not big on touristy cards. I don't like religious cards at all.

Coffee, tea, chocolate, or book postcards are sure to get a heart!

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I've added my Google Photo album of my ISO, If you have any of these I have ones to swap or I'd love to receive them in a swap!


Comment: I love that your library has cosy wee areas to curl up and read! Sounds perfect to me!
Comment: I am going to try some of the books you gave the narrator a high rating for, hopefully I can get more into audio books :)
Comment: I think I need to start listening to more audio books so I can get some more reading done. I think I need to find a narrator that I like. You done well with the amount you read.
Myself333 rated for LSS - Alphabet Playlists - I on Apr 18, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the playlist Colleen!
Lolcw rated for SSS: Any 2 Sheets - Apr '24 on Apr 16, 2024
Comment: Thank you!
noone7212 rated for Puppy Dog PC Swap #55 US Only on Apr 15, 2024
Comment: Thank you for the cute card! :⁠-⁠) I hope you're having a great April!
Comment: Hi Colleen! Thank you for the lovely Fraser Island pc! Looks like someplace I would love, as I do love a beach! My hubby and I would love to visit Australia but unless we win the lottery, I don't see that happening! All the best! Hugs and Happy Swapping! ;)
Response: Yeah, I'd never be able to afford to visit Australia either, even if I'd love to! My mom and I have a goal to at least take a trip to Canada as I've never left the US and neither has my mom! Thanks so much for the heart and the rating!
Sweetrizzo44 rated for CPG List Lovers Swap #16 - US on Apr 13, 2024
Comment: Thanks for the happy mail! It made my day to receive this gem. I will have to check out some of the books you listed. The titles you listed were not ones I had heard about before. Really cool stuff. Take care and keep on reading...
SeleneW rated for CPG-This or That Postcard #3-US on Apr 10, 2024
Comment: Such a cute PC and the post machine ate it up! Thank you <3
Response: Aww! That stinks! Dumb postal machine! Thanks so much for the rating & heart!
Doulton rated for GEEK of the Week PC Swap #211 on Apr 10, 2024
Comment: I loved the card -- cats are a quick way to my heart! Thank you for your answer. It's interesting and I love people who care about book covers.
Response: I'm so glad you loved it! Thanks for the rating and heart!
Bucket rated for R&W: March 2024 TBR progress on Apr 9, 2024
Comment: Thanks for your update!
Comment: Hi Colleen, you read so many books, it amazing. Like you I eat anything sweet and I think most people need a varied intake of food, me included. Im not really into Taylor Swift music but maybe its time to listen to some of her music. Happy reading.
Comment: Thanks for sharing.
Brokenwings87 rated for R&W: March 2024 TBR progress on Apr 3, 2024
Comment: I love seeing how everyone lays out their TBR lists differently...What works for one mind, doesn't work for another.
Comment: "his forehead and hairline are negotiating a surrender.." I started laughing a bit too hard...Thank you
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart! I love funny quotes! That one made me laugh hard as well!
Comment: 17! You had a good month. Thank you for sharing.
Comment: Thank you for sharing your list with me! I enjoyed reading your remarks about the various books. They were witty and made me laugh. I also appreciate your level of detail when it came to the content warnings. Take care and keep on reading!
Response: Thank you for the rating and heart! My reviews are written the way I'd talk to a friend about the book. I think content warnings are important, it's one reason I love The Storygraph over Goodreads since I prefer to avoid reading certain topics!
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I would like to get to Finlay Donovan sometimes soon, too. -- I really appreciate your elemental level and content warning, helps with sifting through the possible interesting books.
Response: I'm glad you like the added things! I also do content warnings through The Storygraph since they prompt you to pick them, and as someone who tries to avoid certain things, I find them important to do! Thank you for the rating and heart!
Aleesha rated for R&W: March 2024 TBR progress on Apr 1, 2024
Comment: Thank you for sharing your progress and your recommendations!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 2152 510 525
Completed Fives Threes Ones
1649 2680 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
639 931 79 0
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MuggleMom on Apr 7, 2024:

There are so many things I appreciate about my library and since I've moved so many times

1- libraries have been the constant in my life

2 - bookclubs - online & in person. During COVID, this was a source of great fun and when we resumed in person, we enjoyed the ability to gather and laugh together!

3 - all the free resources such as Libby, OverDrive (I prefer OverDrive), Hoopla and Kanopy! FREE is always better, right?!

4 - author meetings. Tried to go to one in February and it was like a mini rock concert. They only allowed 200ppl in so I skipped out of line when I saw a kid crying because he thought he wouldn't get in...I hope he got in!!

5 - all sorts of free events such as Movies Under the Stars night, craft nights, story time, Lego Club, Manga Club, Tai Chi & Yoga classes, Kpop Club, local artist exhibits, book fairs, plus so much more

LLU: Happy Library Week 🤓📚🎉



OrigamiGrace on Apr 7, 2024:


HappyMom on Mar 10, 2024:

Hi Colleen! Happy Spring! Here are some good vibes and positive mojo for you - ESG: March Motivation 1


UKrebel85 on Mar 10, 2024:

Hello, I hope I have done this properly as its the first time I have done one of these types of swaps.

ESG: March Motivation

ESG: March Motivation ESG: March Motivation

ambhi2024 on Mar 10, 2024:

Good morning! I hope you have a great week ahead!

ESG: March Motivation

Zefaniya on Feb 25, 2024:

Hello, hello! Thank you so much for the feb. wish for the cute PDT labels!!

DarkSkullMistress42 on Feb 14, 2024:

What awesome address labels, each sheet with something I love! Thank you so so much!

bostianh on Feb 10, 2024:

CPG Valentine's Day Profile Bling!

Happy Valentine's Day!

OrigamiGrace on Feb 10, 2024:

Thank you for the cute PDT labels from my Feb wishlist at CPG! Much appreciated!

OrigamiGrace on Feb 10, 2024:

CPG Valentine's Day Profile Bling!



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