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jessnewson98

jessnewson98
Date Joined: July 28, 2018
Last Online: May 29, 2020

Country: Australia
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About Me

Tired Studentโ„ข

CURRENT: Due to COVID-19, there will be postal delays to and from Australia. Please allow extra time for what I've posted to reach you. ALSO, there are some countries no longer delivering to or accepting mail from Australia, please consider this in all swaps. Thank you ^_^

IMPORTANT: If you haven't received a swap from me or a rating, please let me know!


NOTICES

Post may take longer than usual to reach me and also, to reach you.

Currently, I'm busy with family matters and this means I will not be on swap-bot as regularly and won't be able to reply to messages straight away.


Note to Pen-pals and other Correspondence

Don't worry, I haven't forgotten about you! I am just supremely busy and I will get back to you! I have over 50 people to get back to, not including people from other websites and my original penpals, so it is likely you'll receive my response/letters toward the end of June-August because class is back and I am a busy bee! I am sorry for this! I do truly bring a whole new meaning to the phrase 'Snail Mail'.


Hi!

If you have messaged me on swap-bot lately, I will get back to you! I just have a lot of messages and sometimes the messages I mean to reply to quickly get lost amongst all the others.

If I haven't rated you yet, I either have yet to receive your swap or it's in my "to be rated section of mail" (as I get a lot of mail, outside of swap-bot as well; and I do have my studies too)...so, please be patient with me.


I'm currently a University and TAFE Student studying a double degree at ACU as well as a course in library and information services.

I'm an avid reader and writer (and yet I still have no idea what to say).

I have two gorgeous doggies, they're both very excitable and love going for walks!

When it comes to hobbies, I love to give different things a go, so at the moment I'm very much an amateur cook and baker; I love walking, hiking, cycling and tons of other things, too.

I've learnt a few languages here and there; French (being the one I'm most familiar with), a little Dutch and German. I'm still learning, but if you have any unique sayings in your native tongue (in any other languages than just those mentioned above), I'd love to know!

I'd love to have some more penpals from around the world! So, if you think we'd get along or have some things in common, send me a message!

Favourite Books

My being a bookworm and all means I might have a few favourite books (although it's hard to choose...and they tend to change every couple of months).

  • Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
  • Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
  • The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  • Heartstopper (Volume 1 & 2) by Alice Oseman
  • Chemistry by Weike Wang
  • There's Something about Sweetie by Sandhya Menon
  • Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
  • All For The Game Series by Nora Sakavic

Currently Reading: The Library of the Unwritten by A. J . Hackwith.


Favourite TV Shows

I love a lot of TV shows! Though I haven't seen a few for a while - I've been more focused on studies. Here are some of my faves:

  • Doctor Who
  • Outlander
  • Sailor Moon
  • Orphan Black
  • Sense8
  • Jane The Virgin
  • Derry Girls
  • Stranger Things
  • Anne with an 'E'
  • Brooklyn Nine-Nine
  • The Umbrella Academy
  • Charmed (the original version)
  • The Chilling Adventures of Sabrina
  • She-Ra and the Princesses of Power
  • Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency

(and a notable mention would have to be "Round The Twist" which is basically an aussie tv show I watched as a kid and it is ICONIC)

Favourite Music

There are so many types of music I love; here are some of my favourite bands/musicians:

  • MIKA
  • Lorde
  • Hozier
  • Meg Mac
  • Paramore
  • The Killers
  • St. Vincent
  • Amy Shark
  • King Princess
  • Glass Animals
  • Janelle Monรกe
  • The Cranberries
  • Panic! At The Disco
  • Florence + The Machine

(and there are so many others that I just adore, but I'll keep the list this long.)


Note

A lot of the time post to and from Australia does tend to take a while, so allow over a month for a swap of mine to get to you.

However, if you don't receive a swap within that timeframe, message me and I'll resend.

Postcards

I thought I might add a postcard section!

I tend to love any postcards I receive, so send any you have my way.

However, I do tend to love these types of postcards if you wanted to send something specific:

  • artsy, vintage, painting, etc
  • doctor who, space-themed
  • snugglepot and cuddle pie (aussie classic literature or any classic (kids) literature from any country)
  • botanical, plants, food, etc
  • virginia woolf, sylvia plath, classic female writers
  • bookish themed (eg, covers, characters, etc)
  • dogs, puppies, cows, foxes, owls, wallabies, wombats, kangaroos, dolphins, bats, etc.
  • recipe themed (I don't eat meat, so I would prefer recipes without meat, however I would never rate down if you were to send me a recipe with meat in it)
  • puzzles
  • forest, wilderness, nature
  • seasonal postcards: halloween, christmas, easter, autumn, etc

But honestly, I do love any postcards I receive! So, send whatever you prefer, I don't mind!


If you want to add any doodles or illustrations to anything you send me, I would greatly appreciate it! It brightens my day to see an illustration on a postcard or envelope!

Favourite Films

I don't know if I necessarily have "favourite" movies, but here are some that I really love:

  • Studio Ghibli Films
  • MirrorMask
  • The Incredibles
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Captain Marvel
  • Shazam!
  • Hidden Figures
  • The Mummy
  • Moana
  • Treasure Planet
  • The Matrix
  • Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse
  • George of the Jungle

There are a few others that I can't think of at the moment, but those are just some of the movies I love!

ABC's of Me

So, I've seen this section on a few other profiles, I thought I'd give it a go myself!


A - Advice (particularly the writery kind), Alice in Wonderland, Animation, Art, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Animals from Across the Globe, The Adventure Zone (TAZ), Autumn, Anne of Green Gables,

B - Baking (and yes, it's different to cooking!), Books, Book Recommendations, Body/Skin Care Tips, Birds, Bookmarks, Botany, Bats, Book Art, Banned Books, Bees, Blackout Poetry,

C - Cooking, Coins, Choose Your Own Adventure Books, Character Art (from like books and movies), CDs, Cassette Tapes, Cultures (Cultural History, I love learning about different cultures around the world), Candles, Coral, Chocolate,

D - Doctor Who, Dogs, David Tennant (basically, he is awesome), Dolphins, Dice, Dugongs, The Dark Crystal,

E - Ephemera, Envelopes, Embroidery (love it, I'm terrible at it, would love to learn it), Enamel Pins,

F - Fairies/Fey/Fair Folk, Fantasy Creatures, Facts About Your Country, Fan Art, Flowers, Facts About Anything, The Fairly Oddparents, Foxes, Fables, Frogs, Fish,

G - Gnomes, Games (more like Word Games and Sudoku), Goblins, Good Omens, Galaxy, Graphic Novels, Ghosts, Gardening Facts/Tips, Geometrical Stuff, Geography (more for design elements than anything), Gothic Stuff, Gore, The Good Place,

H - Handwriting (especially handwritten letters), Handlettering Books/Sheets, History, Handmade Things, Harry Potter (Ravenclaw, Yo!), Historical Fiction,

I - Information Centres, Illustrations,

J - Jellyfish, Jaguars (the animal not the car),

K - Knitted Things, Koalas, Kookaburras, Kangaroos,

L - Languages, Letter Sets, Libraries, Library Due Date Cards, Leopards, Lions,

M - Mermaids, Maps, Mythical Creatures, Marvel, Medieval History, Marine Life/Creatures, Moon, Maxicards, Mice, Manuscripts, Music Sheets,

N - Nymphs, Narwhals, Nature, The Neverending Story,

O - Owls, Old/Worn/Vintage Books, Ornaments, Orange (colour & fruit), Octopus,

P - Proverbs, Pen Pals, Postcards, Penguins, Pixies, Podcasts (only a newbie though), The Power Puff Girls, Pineapples, Pears, Peaches, Puns, Photography, Power Rangers, Plants,

Q - Quotes & Sayings,

R - Reading, Recipes (I want to get into a Vegetarian/Vegan Low FODMAP diet, so any suggestions, I'll be happy), The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Ribbon, Rabbits,

S - Selkies, Sailor Moon, Sirens, Stamps, Stickers, Stationery, Socks, Souvenir Coins, Scooby Doo, Shirley Barber (Author), Science, Sci-Fi, String, Stars, Spring, Space, Studio Ghibli, Sun, Sharks, STEM, Spiderman, Squirrels,

T - Tote Bags, Tea, Twine, Tickets, Tigers, Trolls,

U - Ukulele,

V - Volunteering, Vintage, Videos, Vampires, Virginia Woolf,

W - Writing, Wax Sealed Letters, Washi Tape, Winnie the Pooh, Winter, Whales, Wombats, Winter,

X -

Y - Young Adult Novels,

Z - Zebras,


Ratings

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Comment: Thanks for the nice food postcard, Jess and nice stamp too. I have been keeping busy during this isolation time, baking, reading, cleaning out a bit. It hasn't made much difference to me really. Restrictions have slowly started being lifted here in S.A. Hope you are okay too. Best wishes, Jenny.
bluehairedmary rated for NYUP Sender's Choice #84 on May 29, 2020
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Comment: Such a neat postcard! Yeah, I'm trying to stay sane amidst the quarantine. My kids help by being funny and mostly "normal." They've been most resilient through these times. Take care, Mary
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Comment: I LOVE the bookmarks :) Can't wait to dig into some of these recommendations. Thank you!
kasa rated for Library Lovers E-Prompt #1 on May 28, 2020
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Comment: Thanks Jess for sharing about your experiences with your local librarians. Isn't it nice when you can have a friendly relationship with them, whom are also passionate about books etc. Happy reading.
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Comment: Thank you so much for the adorable postcard! I also love the SJtR series!
Beaverswap rated for Where would you go? - Postcard! on May 26, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the card! I love the books on it and will look up some if them to read! I hope this pandemic will pass soon and you can have a fun trip with you nana, Blue Mountains seem exciting! Yuana
Response: No worries! I'm glad you liked it! Yeah, it would be lovely! Have a wonderful week!
teddygirl rated for AS: Send 4 Postcards on May 24, 2020
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Comment: Lovely cards Jess they are much appreciated ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
Response: I am glad you liked them! Have an awesome day!
ariestess rated for CL: April Reading Log - Electronic on May 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: No worries! Thanks for the rating!
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Comment: Jess!!! Thank you so much for this lovely swap! I love all your selections, and all the extra ad cards. This envie made my day! Thank you! ๐Ÿ’Œ
Response: Hey! I am so happy you enjoyed it and liked everything. Thanks a bunch for the lovely rating and for the heart! Have a tremendous day!
MamaMangrove rated for PH: Send 4 Postcards #22 on May 22, 2020
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Comment: Aw, Jess, what an awesome & generous stack of postcards came tumbling out of your pretty washi-adorned envie! Thank you so much for so many delightful cards. By coincidence I put a swap to you in the mail today.
Response: Hi! I am so glad you liked everything ^_^ Thanks so much for your kind rating and the heart! I can't wait to get the swap from you too ^_^
dmwcheng rated for April 2020: What Did You Read? on May 21, 2020
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Comment: Wow. You read a lot in April! Kudos to you. And thank you for sharing your thoughts. Cheerios.
Response: Haha, I guess. Thanks a bunch for the rating! Have a wonderful day!
KSENiA rated for CL: April Reading Log - Electronic on May 21, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sharing
Response: No worries at all! Thanks for the rating and the heart! Stay safe and keep well!
Mandaloolee rated for April 2020: What Did You Read? on May 18, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your reading list! The Lovely War sounds exhausting! Sometimes the best books are the ones that stick with you like that.
Response: No worries at all! That's very true. Thanks a bunch for the kind rating and the heart! Have a lovely day! Stay well and happy ^_^
Catida rated for April 2020: What Did You Read? on May 16, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your thoughts about the books you read. It was moving to read about your Oma and everything that "Lovely War" awoke in you. It sounds like a very special book.
Response: No worries at all, most of them were short except for "Lovely War" (I had many more thoughts on it then what I wrote). Thank you for reading it completely. Yes, the book I think helped me come to terms with everything, it'll always be dear to me. Thank you for your kind and lovely rating and the heart! I hope you have an extraordinary day ^_^ Stay safe and keep weel :)
dvmac rated for PH: 2 + 2 Postcard Swap #13 on May 12, 2020
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Comment: Hi Jess. I got them! Thank you.
Response: Oh my goodness, that's great! Glad they arrived! Thank you for being patient ^_^ Have a great week!
farangelinan rated for Quarantine Reads #1 on May 6, 2020
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Comment: Wow, that is a super detailed book review. I've befriended you on GoodReads so i can be updated with your current reads. Thanks for sharing :)
Response: Haha, sorry about that! Er, I'm not sure if you've added the right 'Jess', because you're not on my friends list, but send me a message and I'll link you to my account. Thanks for the rating! Have an awesome weekend :)
Allylu rated for CL: What are you Reading? on May 5, 2020
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Comment: Wow! This postcard took a long time to get here! It is dated 3/16/20 and today is 5/5/20. It's such a fun card though. Thank you for brightening my day.
Response: I am so glad it finally reached you! I'm glad you like it ^_^ Thanks so much for the kind rating and the heart! Have a lovely weekend ^_^
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Comment: Loved it! I'm going to read several out of your list! Thank you!
Response: Glad you like it! I do hope you enjoy reading them! Thanks a bunch for the heart! Have a lovely day ^_^
colleenbUSA rated for Quarantine Reads #1 on May 2, 2020
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Comment: Thank you fur your in-depth reviews! I understand things come up, especially now!
Response: Haha, sorry, I may have went a bit overboard. Whoops. Thanks a bunch for the rating and for being so patient with me! Have a lovely day ^_^
BTim rated for Email Swap - 25 Favourite Books on Apr 28, 2020
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Comment: Thanks, Jess! I've added a couple of these to my must read list!
Response: No worries! Glad you found some to add to your tbr! Thanks for the heart! Have a lovely week!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 550 126 130
Completed Fives Threes Ones
505 692 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
98 380 27 0
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Comments

dmwcheng on Feb 13, 2020:

Hello. I hope you're all good in Australia. Stay safe!

AlexandriaV on Oct 16, 2019:

Thank you so much for the angel for A Swap with an Act of Kindness!! I loved all of the neat postcards and love that your classmates and friends are helping each other through the assignments!

My dad was particularly amused when I was sharing my mail with him and he spotted young Hillary right away and then I told him it was coming from Australia. :) And Michelle Obama too!! We both laughed about the Queen stamp: it's still a weird thing to imagine that everyone rags on the US general population fascination with the royal family, while at the same time no one picks on the Australian's (I've never been) and Canadian's (I've visited many times) continued connection to the crown as independent countries. Just a fun international observation. :)

Thanks again!!! Totally worth the wait and I very much appreciate your gift of angeling.

๐ŸคฉAlexandria

P.S. so oddly, my local library doesn't have PROUD...which surprised me because last month they comissioned a performance/reading of excerpts from a number of recently banned/challenged books...many of them having LGBTQ themes (at the heart of the reason they were banned/challenged).

tentmari on Jul 23, 2019:

JATWCT: Christmas in July - Profile Comment

Sending warm Christmas wishes your way. Merry Christmas in July!!!

Janevey on Jul 15, 2019:

Profile hello from all over #2

Hello!! I hope your week start well. Mine have because I got a day off from work.

Have a nice day!

~Janevey

4rean4friend on Jul 14, 2019:

Profile Hello from all over #2!!!!

Hello from Malaysia

I will going to traveling and feel so happy, how was your day? My journal waiting to decorate๐Ÿ“๐Ÿ“š Go to forest and beach is best place

Have a great day

Ashinamiharuka on Jul 14, 2019:

Profile Hello from all over #2!!!!

Konnichiwa ๐Ÿ™

Hello friend, how are you today? I'm good here and want to go post office today, I need to buy some stamps and send some mail.

Xoxo ๐Ÿ˜Š

porpie5 on Jul 11, 2019:

HAPPY HOLIDAY SNOW GLOBE

Trying again...

porpie5 on Jul 11, 2019:
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JATWCT: Christmas in July - Profile Comment

Jess! Have a wonderful Christmas in July and see, you can get some relief rom the heat just by looking at the photo! All the best, Charlotte (porpie5)

Christine1982 on Jul 11, 2019:

Profile Hello from all over #1!!! Ty for joining my swap!!! Think about the beauty still left all around you and be happy -Anne Frank. I have Jo idea how to put a pic on here! I tried and it didn't seem to work!!! So sad!!! I have to go college tomorrow. It is certainly a adventure!! Well anyways. Have a great week!!! And smile always!!!! ๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ˜„๐ŸŒน๐ŸŒป๐ŸŒท๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿซ

Janevey on Jul 10, 2019:

Christmas in July - Profile Comment

Hello! It's only 168 days to Christmas so here is my seasonal greetings for you. Christmas is my favourite holiday!

Best regards, Janevey

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