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20 per package - Virtual OK

Do you want to read more books, but lack the motivation to actually do so? Do you like to talk about the books you read, but find yourself alone in your literary pursuits?

Pending a discussion over *what* to read, I'll be your virtual book buddy! If you have a specific book in mind, you can ping me to see if it's something I'm interested in, and we can negotiate from there. If you just want to read more, we can chat about favorite genres and authors and decide on a book together. Or, heck, maybe you want to jump in on a book I'm currently reading or have just read!

I'm a native English speaker, but I'm also fluent in Swedish and read a couple of books a year in French as well. I'm willing to tackle a book in any of these languages for people who want a foreign language study buddy.

Once we decide on the book, we can decide on where we'll discuss the book and how often. Once a week via Simbi messages? At the end of the month in a Discord server? Emails after every chapter?

Things I usually enjoy reading include:
*Classics/literary fiction
*Science fiction
*Fantasy
*Popular science
*Popular history
*Mysteries
*Memoirs
*Biography
*the occasional young adult

Genres I tend to avoid (sorry, you'll have to find another book buddy!):
*Horror
*Thriller
*Romance
*Western
*Anything you've published yourself (if you want my feedback on something, that's a different Simbi offer :P )

I'm a stubborn-ass book completionist and I can promise you that I'll finish whatever book we decide on, even if it takes me a while. But if we're both disappointed in the selection, we can mutually agree to tap out and try again with a different book. :)

Training & Qualifications


I read around 48 books a year, give or take, in three different languages. I'm a member of three different book clubs and read across a variety of genres. I spend a lot of time thinking and talking about books in addition to reading!

Availability & Preferences


Evenings and weekends GMT +1

Trading Preference: I’m flexible, just hit me up!

Reviews of Katherine


Tess received package of Swedish Tea Delivery from Katherine
Nov 13, 2019
I could surprise my Swedish friends here with their home tea. Lovely
Kirsten received unit of Ghetto Tarot: 3-Card Reading from Katherine
Oct 30, 2019
Thanks for the great reading!
Rachel received Help with Around the world from Katherine
Aug 24, 2019
Katherine is so sweet! She always sends me fantastic packages with amazing snacks! We met on Facebook and have been trading for acouple years now! She...'s the best ❤️!show more
Kevin provided unit of Free Myers-Briggs MBTI Course for Katherine
Aug 15, 2019
Katherine was very helpful!
Joy provided session of Norse European Shaman Student for Katherine
Aug 14, 2019
So glad that Katherine could use my services. I hope things work out for her.
Melissa received session of 3-Card Tarot Reading from Katherine
Aug 11, 2019
Katherine provided a detailed and insightful reading. Thanks so much!
Sarvapati received unit of Simbi Liberation and Tip Jar from Katherine
Aug 08, 2019
Patient, kind, understanding, and supportive, Katherine strikes me as the kind of person who would give you the shirt off her back if you were in need.... I deeply appreciate her support through a trying time.show more
Julian received unit of Ghetto Tarot: 3-Card Reading from Katherine
Aug 04, 2019
Very informative, and provides good insight and interpretation!
Paula received Help with What's your favorite word? from Katherine
Aug 02, 2019
She gave me cute words and I liked them! Thanks!
Katrina received Help with Brighten my day :) from Katherine
Jul 19, 2019
Katherine engaged in a thoughtful conversation about languages and travel with me. Thanks for connecting and I look forward to doing more exchanges to...gether in the future. :)show more


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