Swap-bot Time: August 2, 2021 11:59 am
www.swap-bot.com

jessnewson98

jessnewson98
Date Joined: July 28, 2018
Last Online: August 1, 2021

Country: Australia
Etsy

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 Monáe
  • 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

andee73 rated for Tea For Thee # 106 on Jul 31, 2021
5
rating
 
Response: Thanks for the heart and the rating!
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so much for your letter and extras! Happy swapping!
Response: I am so glad it made its way to you! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart!
Braej25 rated for May 2021: What Did You Read? on Jul 26, 2021
5
rating
Comment: You read so many books in May! Very impressive list. Thanks for sharing :)
Response: Haha, just a few I guess! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart! Have a magnificent weekend <3
teddygirl rated for A Letter, Bookmark, and Tea Swap on Jul 21, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Sorry for the late posting Jess, your mail always brightens my day, thank you 😀👍
Response: Thanks so much for the rating <3 Your mail always brings joy to my day too! Stay safe xx
5
rating
Comment: We got some of the same books! Thanks for sharing and for joining the swap! I'm still waiting on Heartstopper Vol 4 from my library.
Response: I know, right!!!? How cool is that! Have you gotten to read any more off your list or not yet? Thanks so much for hosting the swap ;) Oh my gosh I hope the library gets it soon so you can just devour it, it honestly is so so good! Thanks for the rating and the heart, Colleen! Have a great weekend :)
lulu0621 rated for June 2021: What Did You Read? on Jul 16, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Jess, thank you so much for the very informative reviews of what you read in June. I am so impressed that you read 52 books! I've not read graphic novels, and I plan to use your list to find some to try. Thanks again!
Response: I suppose they could be a bit more in depth but I'm usually short on time, so thank you so much for your kind rating! There are some amazing graphic novels out there and there are so many more coming out recently! Have the best day!
Pei04 rated for June 2021: What Did You Read? on Jul 15, 2021
5
rating
Comment: You did an amazing job during June :) Glad you got to read so many and that you enjoyed them as well. Happy reading!
Response: Haha thank you so much! I hope you have a great reading month during August! Thanks for the rating and the heart!
Eulegirl rated for R&W: National Poetry Month on Jul 13, 2021
5
rating
Comment: You chose a great poem--very powerful! I'm an English teacher, and a poet, so I love poetry. If you want to find contemporary poets and maybe want to increase knowledge from poets we learn about in school following traditional forms, I do like poets.org. It is sponsored by the Academy of American Poets, but it isn't exclusively American. I find it freeing to see poems about topics we didn't talk about for poetry in school--like breakfast!
Response: That sounds great, I'll definitely check it out! We never really learnt all that much about poems, except in like Year 11 and 12. So, definitely excited to see a lot more poems! Thanks for the rating and the heart <3
Eulegirl rated for LLU: Blackout Poetry on Jul 13, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for this poem about anxiety--I feel it!
Response: Ha, I wasn't sure if it truly represented it, I'm very new to blackout poetry! Thanks for the rating and the heart, though! Have a lovely day!
KSENiA rated for May 2021: What Did You Read? on Jul 12, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Sorry for the late rating.
Response: Thanks for the rating!!
Lilyhax rated for PH: Send 5 Postcards #30 on Jul 11, 2021
5
rating
Comment: I loved your eclectic collection of postcards. They were wonderful and I cannot wait to write notes and send them out to others.
Response: I am so glad you loved them! Thanks for the kind rating and the heart!
fiorellaione rated for R&W: In June I read ... EMAIL on Jul 9, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for sharing your readings and congratulations on a great month!
Response: Thank you for your rating and the heart! Haha, it sure was! Hope you have a great reading month during July!
christywebb rated for R&W: In June I read ... EMAIL on Jul 7, 2021
5
rating
Comment: You were busy!
Response: haha, just a little! Thanks for the rating!
5
rating
Comment: Thank you for this lovely postcard I loved it 🌸🌸
Response: I am so glad it made its way to you! I was a bit worried I had written the address wrong (I always overthink once I send a swap off). Thanks for the rating and the heart! Stay lovely!
USAFwife rated for R&W: In June I read ... EMAIL on Jul 4, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list! I had to laugh at your comment about the Sarah J Maas book - I haven't read any of her books, but my daughter has and says the same thing. "YA" books have changed a LOT since I was reading them! haha
Response: Haha, yes, trust me I was sorely unprepared despite being warned by my friends. Honestly, I think the same; they have changed so much! Thanks for the swap, Cindi, and the rating/heart! Stay safe xx
MuggleMom rated for LLU: Be Proud, Be Loud! on Jul 2, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thank for the recommendations and I've moved Darius the Great is Not Okay and Darius the Great Deserves Better by Adib Khorram to the TBR list or at least higher up on the list. xxMuggleMom
Response: Hi Toni! Thanks so much for the rating and the heart! I hope you like them when you get around to reading them! I'm excited for Khorram's new book!!!! I hope tyou have a lovely weekend :)
colleenbUSA rated for LLU: Be Proud, Be Loud! on Jul 1, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks for sharing! I need to add some of these to my TBR!
Response: Oooh, I hope you like them when you get around to reading them! Thanks for the rating and the heart, Colleen!
traceyj rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #29 on Jul 1, 2021
3
rating
Comment: Thanks as always for the ever-thoughtful email, I really enjoy swapping with you and would love to give you another 5❤️, but it was unfortunately 6 days past the deadline (accounting for time zone difference!). I hope you and your family are doing ok -- please take care ! 💛 💛 💚 💚 💚 🐶
Response: Hey hey Tracey! That's completely understandable! I've been finding it hard to keep on top of swaps this year, I was bound to slip up eventually. Thanks for being so considerate though! I loved your email for this swap, it was awesome to hear about the Linda Lindas again! They performed in the film Moxie which I think was awesome! I hope you and your family are doing okay <3
03Scarlett rated for May 2021: What Did You Read? on Jun 30, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks
Response: Thank you!
cynaemon rated for LLU: Bookish Washi Tape Sample on Jun 28, 2021
5
rating
Comment: Thanks so mcuh.
Response: Thanks for the rating! I am so glad it made it, I wasn't sure if it would or not, been having trouble with international post. I hope you're doing well!

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
4.9983 952 241 258
Completed Fives Threes Ones
795 1166 1 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
194 565 36 0
View all

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:

✉️ 🌿 🍄 🌼 ✉️ 🌿 🌸 🌼 🌿 ✉️ 🍄 🌿 🌸 ✉️

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 ~

📚 📔 📖 📚 📔 📖 📚 📔 📖 📚 📔 📖 📚 📔 📖

CraftyShana76 on Apr 6, 2021:

LEAVE A COMMENT #3

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 🍀 with school!!

redyellownow on Apr 6, 2021:

Leave a Comment #3

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:

Leave a comment #3

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!

Leave a comment #3

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

Leave a Comment #3

FranciscaKarsono77 on Apr 5, 2021:

Leave a comment #3 Swap Hellooo... Greetings from Australia. Hope you have a wonderful day 💗❤️💗

Login to leave a comment now!