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jessnewson98

jessnewson98
Date Joined: July 28, 2018
Last Online: October 18, 2021

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

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Comment: It's a bit hard to read what you wrote because the postcard seems to have had a rough time of it! Luckily it arrived! I love the postcard front! Thanks for joining my swap!
Response: Oh dang that sucks! I'm pretty sure I said I would love for David Tennat to narrate everything, and I would find it especially funny if he would narrate one of my faves (Illuminae - it could have been something else). Thanks for the awesome prompt Colleen! I hope you have a brilliant week and hopefully future postcards trek a little better than this one!
KSENiA rated for September 2021: What Did You Read? on Oct 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thank you for the rating!
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Comment: Thanks so much! I love all the extras and I will be passing the card along! <3 Al
Response: I am so glad it made its way to you! Thank you for the kind words and the rating! Stay lovely!
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Comment: The books you read look so sweet! 😍 I had a crazy month myself, so I get it!
Response: They were indeed sweet! Haha, some months are definitely like that! Thanks for the rating! Hopefully this month is a chill one for you!
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Comment: Thanks as always for sharing your reads this month!
Response: Thanks for the sweet rating and heart! I hope you're well!
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Comment: Thanks for your reviews. I'm very interested in "The Boy who Tried to Shrink His Name". That sounds really good.
Response: It is lovely! I hope you like it when you check it out! Thanks for the rating and the heart! Stay lovely <3
Loosefolia rated for R&W: It made me so happy! on Oct 2, 2021
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Comment: Hello! Thank you for resending the swap and for the extra goodies! I'm glad you get to meet lots of lovely people here on Swapbot and even becoming penpals! I hope you get to meet many more lovely people here and receive many more thoughtful swaps! <3
Response: It honestly is so nice when we get to meet so many people through swap bot! Also, I am so glad this one arrived! Thanks for your kind words and the rating! I hope you have a marvellous weekend :)
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! We have some of the same books we want to read in the next few months!
Response: That's cool! Hopefully we can both get around to reading them! Oh, I've meant to ask you in the past, but have you read Rhapsodic?
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! My daughter likes Cassandra Clare, too, and has both books you mentioned, but hasn't started them for a similar reason - they are rather long and involved! I read one of her series and really liked it. :) The Lyssa Adams books are great - haha! Hope you can enjoy them too. :)
Response: Thanks for your email too ^_^ Oh, they certainly are! I still haven't finished Chain of Gold (and it's taken me almost a week, usually I can finish it rather quickly) but they have so much information in them, definitely very involved! Oooh, which series did you read? I am now just realising I'm pretty sure it's almost a decade (or getting close to it) since I read my first book of Clare's. Oh, yes they are! I am so excited to read this one, they're always so fun but also full of so many strong emotions and they're superb! Thanks for the rating, Cindi!!!
Apelser rated for CL: Traveling Book Card 35 on Sep 20, 2021
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Comment: Just in time for the next round. Thank you for the extra postcards.
Response: Yay, I'm glad it go there in time! Thanks for the rating <3 Have a wonderful week :)
Pei04 rated for August 2021: What Did You Read? on Sep 20, 2021
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Comment: Wow, you did a good job during August. Thanks for sharing all the books you read :)
Response: Haha, thank you! Most of them were from the beginning of the month before I got super busy! Thanks for being patient with me in getting this swap out to you! Thanks also for teh lovely ratin and the heart! Stay lovely and have a wonderful week :)
Bookaunt rated for August 2021: What Did You Read? on Sep 18, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your books
Response: Thank you for the rating and for being so paitent with me getting this swap out! I hope you have a lovely week :)
Carollee922 rated for August 2021: What Did You Read? on Sep 17, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for sending and your recs on each book.
Response: Thank you for being patient with me getting this swap out! I really appreciate it! Also thanks for replying back to my email! Hopefully if we're partners again I can get the swap out on time!
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Comment: I just received the traveling PC you mailed in June. I knew some mail was slow but this is probably the longest it has taken for something to get to me Thank you. .
Response: Haha, mail has been very slow here, so many delays and a lockdown so it doesn't surprise me it took that long! Thank you for the raitng! I hope you have a wonderful week :)
KSENiA rated for July 2021: What Did You Read? on Sep 4, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing and sorry for the late rating.
Response: Don't be sorry! Thanks so much for the rating! Stay lovely xx
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Comment: Thank you for the suggestions Jess
Response: Gah, I hope you like them! Have a lovely day!
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Comment: Wow what a great swap! It made it, and it's wonderful! Thanks so very much for all the fun extras! Such a delight! Take care!
Response: I am so very glad it made its way to you! I hope you have a wonderful week!
cynaemon rated for LLU: Pride Month Bookmark! on Aug 21, 2021
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Comment: Thanks so much for the cool bookmark, and all the goodies. I loved the teas. Take care. Also loved the Thrandy Card.
Response: Oh haha I think it was a bit odd, but glad you still liked it! I hope you're okay!
Bookaunt rated for LLU: Audiobook Appreciation Month on Aug 17, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for the letter and the extra goodies. I hope you find some good audio books
Response: Thank you for the rating! I hope you have a marvellous week :)
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Comment: What a gorgeous, abundant pack of postcards and stickers - you're so thoughtful. Thank you for sending back the traveling library card in such a delightfully decorated envelope, too!
Response: I am so glad you liked them! I hope you're well!

Rating Overview

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4.9983 978 244 261
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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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