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jessnewson98

jessnewson98
Date Joined: July 28, 2018
Last Online: May 16, 2022

Country: Australia
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About Me

IMPORTANT

Swap-bot has become too much for me lately and I'm not going to be here as much if at all. I might join a few swaps here and there, but not as much as I used to. I hope you have the best day, because yes, you deserve it, always!


I've received a lot of international mail back and I always resend when I get it back! So, please be patient if you receive a swap later than intended. I'm having so much trouble with international mail.

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!


Hi!

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 MonΓ‘e
  • 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), Tales of Arcadia (Trollhunters, 3Below, Wizards),

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

KitsuneSK rated for December 2021: What Did You Read? on Apr 28, 2022
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Comment: I got it this time! And WOW you read (and wrote) a lot! Thank you so much! <3 <3 You saved me from a few books and also helped me find a few I want to read too! :D
mermaidery rated for March 2022: What Did You Read? on Apr 28, 2022
5
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Comment: My goodness you read a lot of books! I will definitely check some of them out!
03Scarlett rated for March 2022: What Did You Read? on Apr 22, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing, Jess. Have a great weekend! πŸ˜€
BethiquaC rated for February 2022: What Did You Read? on Apr 9, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks as always for your great reviews!
Smsands2 rated for February 2022: What Did You Read? on Mar 23, 2022
5
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Comment: Not gonna lie....this cranky chicken graphic novel has my interest.
KSENiA rated for January 2022: What Did You Read? on Mar 20, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing. Sorry for the late rating
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and honestly no worries (I'm a bit behind on rating people right now).
KSENiA rated for R&W: What I read in February - Email on Mar 20, 2022
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thank you for the rating!
christywebb rated for R&W: New releases 2022 on Mar 15, 2022
5
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Comment: It got here!! Wow! You are going to be so busy. I have not heard of a single one of them so will happily explore your list in more detail. I have a few "old standby" authors that I definitely look forward to each year but since joining a facebook group where EVERYONE has such good recommendations, I've been branching out!
Response: Yay, I'm so glad it arrived!!!! Oooh, I hope you like what you do find then! That's awesome! Oooh, I might have to try a facebook group too for something like that! Thanks for the rating and the heart! I hope you have a super week :)
5
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Comment: I think the only book on your list that looks familiar is the Lore book - I think I got a sample as an ARC, but didn't go back and read the whole book. I haven't been reading as much as usual lately, so I'm 'behind'. But I decided that's ok - forcing myself to read isn't exactly relaxing!
Response: Oh yes! I haven't read the published version (but the library has it on order so I am super excited!). I should really take that on, sometimes I force myself to read stuff but I definitely think I should adopt not forcing myself to read too. I hope you are doing okay and just enjoying what you do read ^_^ Thanks for the rating, Cindi! Have a wonderful week :)
messymama rated for February 2022: What Did You Read? on Mar 14, 2022
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Comment: Thanks for hosting so many swaps for us :) and for your notes on the books!
Response: Thank you so much for such a nice comment! Hopefully when I make my way back to swap-bot fully again I will host a bit more. Thanks for the rating and the heart! I hope you have a wonderul day :)
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! I totally understand mental health stuff. I've been struggling with my depression lately. I hope it improves soon! You read quite a few I want to read! I'm glad to see you enjoyed them!
Response: Thanks for being so understanding, Colleen! I seriously hope you're doing okay, and I hope you're looking after yourself <3 Oooh, I hope you like the books when you read them :) Thanks for the rating! Stay lovely xx
5
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Comment: Oh, a new card! Is it weird that I find that exciting? lol Thank you so much for the swap and sticker flakes! I love them!
Response: Of course not! I love getting a new card as well! Thanks for the rating and the heart! I hope you have a wonderful day <3
kelliegirl6 rated for LLU: Library Lovers' Day 2022 on Mar 2, 2022
5
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Comment: Thanks for hosting. I'm glad you have such wonderful & carefree memories! Made me smile. Library days at school were my favorites. I hope you're feeling better.
Response: Thanks for joining the swap!!! Yes, library days at school have always been my favourite too! Thank you so much for the king rating! I'm a bit better than a few days ago that's for sure. Stay lovely!
WolfAlex rated for January 2022: What Did You Read? on Mar 1, 2022
5
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Comment: Thank you for sending, even if it was a few days late. I'll give a 5 and withhold a heart because of what you said you were going through at the end. I loved the addition of the pictures because it really looks like you read some fun books. ❀️ Thank you for sharing
Response: Eeeek, again I am so so sorry! Thank you for the kind rating!!!! Yes, I love to include pictures when I can (I should probably include picture descriptions but I forget). I hope you have a wonderful day!
BethiquaC rated for January 2022: What Did You Read? on Feb 28, 2022
5
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Comment: No worries about when your email arrived! My partner just finished Written in the Stars and she felt the exact same way about it.
Response: Thanks for being so understanding!!! Oooh, yeah, it just didn't fit for some reason! I hope they like the rest of the series though!!! Thanks for the rating <3
messymama rated for LLU: Library Lovers' Day 2022 on Feb 26, 2022
5
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Comment: be well!
Response: thank you and again apologies for it being late!
KSENiA rated for R&W: In January I read ... EMAIL on Feb 8, 2022
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thank you so much for the rating! Have a lovely weekend :)
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your list. My favorite authors right now are Colleen Hoover, Stephanie Garber, Taylor Jenkins Reid, & Sally Hepworth. I love everything I’ve read by them.
Response: Oooh some very good authors right there! I'll have to read some more of their books!!! Thanks for the rating! I hope you have a lovely weekend!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!
Response: Thanks for the rating :)
dorcii rated for December 2021: What Did You Read? on Feb 5, 2022
5
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Comment: I wish I could read more books in 1 month than you! :D You made a great job again!! And thanks a lot for organizing the swap! :)
Response: I honestly think if anyone reads anything even if it's just like a passage that should be celebrated so yeah gahh you do a great ob every month too!!!!!! Thanks for your rating xx

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Comments

traceyj on May 27, 2021:

Hi Jess,

Just dropping by to say that I just finished The F Team, and I loved it - thanks for the great recommendation!

funny footy gif
I still don't really understand footy but this made me laugh ;)

Happy weekend!

traceyj on Apr 15, 2021:

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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 ~

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CraftyShana76 on Apr 6, 2021:

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Hello! I’m starting back to school next month for my Bachelors Degree. I’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 πŸ€ 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! Haven’t read it yet! I think I’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 πŸ’—β€οΈπŸ’—

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