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20 per package - Virtual OK - Posted Jan 27, 2019

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 +2

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

Reviews of Katherine


Aja received package of Virtual Buddy Read from Katherine
Mar 20, 2021
Katherine was such a pleasure! Her energy is warm/inviting and lots of fun to work with -- I really enjoyed this exchange. Thank you, Katherine!
Lynni provided session of Astrology Reading /Silverman Style for Katherine
Feb 28, 2024
Catherine was Wonderful to Work with! She has a Lovely Energy & Dynamic. She is A Fabulous Client to Read for! Thanks So Much Katherine!
Ira received Help with Copywriter needed from Katherine
Nov 29, 2023
Thank you!
Crys provided Help with Artsy Postcards/ACEOs for Katherine
Nov 18, 2023
Katherine has been great to interact with. Plus, I got delicious Swedish tea so everyone wins! :D
Oct 15, 2023
Quick and so helpful! I’ll be coming back with more stories in the future!!
Melissa received unit of A Postcard from Sweden from Katherine
Sep 14, 2023
Katherine is lovely and easy to work with.
Melissa provided Help with Artsy Postcards/ACEOs for Katherine
Sep 01, 2023
Katherine has excellent taste in art. I hope you enjoy, your new rabbit art for many lovely years to come.
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Jan 05, 2023
Had a lovely initial connection with Katherine. She was very friendly and I’m looking forward to reading her chart and sending my impressions.
Oct 10, 2022
Katherine delivered as promised and the card was spot on. Thank you.
Sep 09, 2022
Katherine was awesome! She's thorough and her enthusiasm is contagious! Her notes were very well organized and clear. I would love to work with her ag...ain!show more


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About Katherine Koba

Everything I enjoy comes down to words, details, and helping and educating others. In my work life, I'm a professional Swedish -> English translator. I work with corporate documents: everything fr...om annual and interim reports to internal memos to press releases. I was a freelance copyeditor and ESL tutor before that. Before that I spent two years teaching English at cram schools in South Korea, and before THAT I was a cave tour guide. In my fun life, I co-organize a local writing Meetup, translate semi-obscure Swedish women writers into English, and read a lot. I also work on my own writing projects, which tend to be character-driven SF/F and literary novels. I'm a bit of a language nerd, too; I study Russian and Korean in my spare time, and try to keep up my high school German and college French. I also like to surprise people with postcards and tea and other fun things in the mail!show more

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