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jessnewson98

jessnewson98
Date Joined: July 28, 2018
Last Online: May 5, 2021

Country: Australia
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About Me

I'm back at uni, so I won't be on here as often.

If you have not received a swap from me or from members in the groups I've hosted, PLEASE let me know before rating! I will resend and I will message participants too!

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 stuff and this means I will not be on swap-bot as regularly and won't be able to reply to messages straight away.



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!

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
  • The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf
  • Lovely War by Julie Berry
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas
  • When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon
  • Heartstopper Series by Alice Oseman
  • Chemistry by Weike Wang
  • The Once and Future Witches by Alix E. Harrow
  • 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: textbooks yay.


rec me a book if you dare ;)

recommend me some manga too, I'd love to find some new stuff!

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 Dark Crystal: Age of Resistance
  • 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)


Anime I am still rather new to anime, I used to watch a lot with my cousins when I was younger.

  • Haikyu!! (I keep crying over this)
  • Sailor Moon
  • Banana Fish (I am ruination, this has wrecked me)
  • Great Pretender
  • Carole & Tuesday

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 (ie. My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Whisper of the Heart, Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, Castle in the Sky, are some of my faves so far but I do love them all)
  • MirrorMask
  • The Incredibles
  • Lilo & Stitch
  • Captain Marvel
  • Shazam!
  • Hidden Figures
  • The Mummy
  • The Dark Crystal
  • 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, Artist Stamps, Airmail Stickers/Stamps (if you're from NZ, I would so love the par avion stickers), Anne Sexton,

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, Banana Fish (anime but trying manga soon), Bookplates,

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

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, Exercising Tips,

F - Fairies/Fey/Fair Folk, Fantasy Creatures, Facts About Your Country, Fruit, Fan Art, Flowers, Facts About Anything, The Fairly Oddparents, Foxes, Fables, Frogs (I adore them), Fish, Ferrets,

G - Gnomes, Games (more like Word Games and Sudoku), Goblins, Good Omens, Galaxy, Graphic Novels (recommend me some please), Ghosts, Gardening Facts/Tips, Geometrical Stuff, Great Pretender, 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, Haikyu!! (I am obsessed),

I - Information Centres, Illustrations, Ink, Inkpads,

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

K - Knitted Things, Koalas, Kookaburras, Kangaroos,

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

M - Mermaids, Maps, Mythical Creatures, Marvel, Medieval History, Marine Life/Creatures, Moon, Maxicards, Mice, Manuscripts, Music Sheets, Mint Unused Stamps (any country), Magazines (particularly illustrated like Frankie, Flow, Breathe, etc)

N - Nymphs, Narwhals, Nature, The Neverending Story, Notebooks (one can never have too many), Notepads,

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

P - Proverbs, Platypus, Pen Pals, Postcards, Penguins, Pixies, Podcasts (only a newbie though), The Power Puff Girls, Paper, Postage-themed Goodies, Pineapples, Pears, Peaches, Puns, Photography, Power Rangers, Plants, Pumpkins, Peter Rabbit, Pigs,

Q - Quotes & Sayings, Quokka,

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, Rubber Stamps, Rainbow Brite,

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

T - Tote Bags, Tea, Twine, Tapas (great comics), Tickets, Tigers, Trolls, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (80s & 90s but I don't mind the ones after that too),

U - Ukulele, Umbrella Academy,

V - Volunteering, Vintage, Videos, Vampires, Virginia Woolf, Voltron: Legendary Defender,

W - Writing, Wax Sealed Letters, Washi Tape, Winnie the Pooh, Winter, Waratah, Whales, Wombats, Winter, Wasps, Webtoons, Webcomics, Whimsical things,

X -

Y - Young Adult Novels,

Z - Zebras,


Ratings

Candace rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #26 on May 5, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing :)
mb58ca rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #26 on May 5, 2021
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Comment: Fuzzy recollections? No problem. Thanks for the email.
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely letter! I will wait until both rounds arrive and then reply- thanks so much! <3 Al
USAFwife rated for Write On Challenge #1 Int'l on May 4, 2021
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Comment: Just got your Garfield themed letter today. :) Great to hear from you again. :)
USAFwife rated for R&W: In April I read .... EMAIL on May 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your thoughts. :) I"m not familiar with any of the books, but maybe my daughter has heard of them. :)
annim rated for Write On Challenge #1 Int'l on May 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the letter! :)
monsbrick rated for R&W: In April I read .... EMAIL on May 4, 2021
5
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Comment: Hi Jess, thank you for sharing about your books this month! It was fantastic to read the reviews and experiences you had with each book!!
Braej25 rated for April 2021: What Did You Read? on May 3, 2021
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Comment: Such a great list of reads - super impressed by the amount and variety. Thanks for sharing your list :)
ayahsantos rated for Washi Tape Enthusiasts Unite! #7 on May 3, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much! Take Care always!
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Comment: What a great variety of books you have reviewed! I really enjoyed learning about all these book options. Thank you for sharing.
megan1230 rated for Washi Tape Enthusiasts Unite! #7 on May 2, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Jess! Gorgeous washi!
savannahjan rated for R&W: In April I read .... EMAIL on May 1, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for all the work you put into this email. The pictures didn't come through for me, unfortunately. But I enjoyed reading about all of your reading! :)
5
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Comment: Thank you for the beautiful postcard! Iโ€™ll definitely have to look for that one for my girls! โค๏ธ
Response: Oooh, definitely do so!! Thanks for the rating and the heart, you're the loveliest <3
megan1230 rated for Write On Challenge #1 Int'l on May 1, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for your letter!
Response: Thank you so much for your rating x
Karen07 rated for Write On Challenge #1 Int'l on Apr 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you Jess! Great letter!
Response: Haha, glad you like it! Thanks for the rating and the heart! Stay awesome!!
monsbrick rated for Write On Challenge #1 Int'l on Apr 30, 2021
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Comment: Hi Jess! Thank you for my letter. Will try to write you again soon!
Response: Thank you for the rating! Looking forward to it!
USAFwife rated for Write On Challenge #2 Int'l on Apr 30, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the great letter & the Scorpia sticker (which my daughter already took off with!) and the tea. I'm allergic to strawberries (which is completely unfair!) so I'll have to let someone else in the house try it out. :(
Response: I can't believe I forgot that! I'm sorry! I'll be more mindful with the future swaps, eek, I hope someone else in your family likes it though! Haha, I had a feeling she might swipe the sticker from you! Thanks for the great swaps and for being patient with my letters!
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Comment: Hi Jess! I don't think it sounds strange at all that Magic Elizabeth made you seek out magic and wonder in your life. When I think about it, I believe reading books in general made me do that. And if I couldn't find it IRL, I could always find it in a book. :) Thanks for the great postcard!
Response: Aww, thank you! I get that, I'm the same if I can't find magic like that in real life, then off to seek an adventure in a book. Thanks for the sweet rating and the heart! Stay lovely xx
Karen07 rated for Write On Challenge #2 Int'l on Apr 28, 2021
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Comment: Hey Jess! Got your letter today. Thanks and I do like the extras too. I found the Learn Our Truth card to be especially interesting. We all need to be learning our truth.
Response: So glad the letter made its way to you! I was hoping you would like it! I think the same! Have an awesome weekend :)
monsbrick rated for Library Lovers Letter Swap on Apr 27, 2021
5
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Comment: Hi Jess, thanks for writing!!!
Response: Thanks for the rating!

Rating Overview

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Comments

traceyj on Apr 15, 2021:

โœ‰๏ธ ๐ŸŒฟ ๐Ÿ„ ๐ŸŒผ โœ‰๏ธ ๐ŸŒฟ ๐ŸŒธ ๐ŸŒผ ๐ŸŒฟ โœ‰๏ธ ๐Ÿ„ ๐ŸŒฟ ๐ŸŒธ โœ‰๏ธ

corgi thanks
OH MY LOVELIES!

Thank you for the sweet selection of paperie goodies! Your package arrived this morning and I am overcome by ALL THE THINGS. I am just spilling over, over here!
molang bunny dancing

Thank you, too, for the book recs--of course I will be adding those (Fight Like a Girl and The F Team) to my TBR .

Best of luck with your studies and a great big, long-distance hug from California ~

๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“” ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“” ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“” ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“” ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“” ๐Ÿ“–

CraftyShana76 on Apr 6, 2021:

LEAVE A COMMENT #3

Hello! Iโ€™m starting back to school next month for my Bachelors Degree. Iโ€™m an avid postcrosser. I have a couple postcards to send you. Do You like them written or blank?? Have a great day and good luck ๐Ÿ€ with school!!

redyellownow on Apr 6, 2021:

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Hi Jess!

Wishing you well with your studies - we cannot have too many book and language lovers in the world, in my opinion. Keep up the good work :-)

StargazerHM on Apr 6, 2021:

Thank you for the Lovely library lovers participation PC and book recommendation! My mailbox is filled with love from you today!!!!

Naeco on Apr 6, 2021:

Yes I was so sad when The Good Place ended! But I eventually found other quirky shows. Crazy Ex Girlfriend is my current kick and it's over the top.

That's cool you used to do photography! Thank you for the compliment - all of those were taken with my phone (though I have a DSLR I never use hahaha).

Have a great week - Rebecca

moonmold on Apr 5, 2021:

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Hello Jess. Fellow student! I hope your studies are going well and aren't too hard on you, good luck! Have a good day.

CapitanSmirk on Apr 5, 2021:

Good morning!!

I have the book Dark Matter on my shelf and have for ages! Havenโ€™t read it yet! I think Iโ€™ll give it a go as soon as I finish my current book. Anyways I hope you have a wonderful week!

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lrm1980 on Apr 5, 2021:

Hi Jess! Greetings from St. Louis, Missouri (Midwest USA)! Hope you are well! Florence + the Machine is one of my faves too! I also love Ani Difranco, Rising Appalachia and MaMuse. Have a blessed day! ~Lindsay

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FranciscaKarsono77 on Apr 5, 2021:

Leave a comment #3 Swap Hellooo... Greetings from Australia. Hope you have a wonderful day ๐Ÿ’—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’—

Intrinzica on Apr 5, 2021:

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Greetings from England ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

May you start this new day with your beautiful smile and happiness ๐Ÿ˜Š

Love Bonnie ๐Ÿ’—

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