Swap-bot Time: October 20, 2019 7:14 pm


Date Joined: July 28, 2018
Last Online: October 18, 2019

Country: Australia

About Me

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


I will be away and won't be able to rate, send out swaps or anything, sorry about this! Also, just message me about any questions you have and o will reply as soon as I am able.

I have five major assignments due soon, 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 langues 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

Currently Reading: Proud by Juno Dawson and various authors

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
  • Jane The Virgin
  • 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:

  • 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.)


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.


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!

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
  • Hidden Figures
  • Moana
  • Treasure Planet
  • The Matrix
  • 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, Art, Animals from Across the Globe, The Adventure Zone (TAZ), Autumn,

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

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,

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

E - Ephemera, 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,

G - Gnomes, Games (more like Word Games and Sudoku), Goblins, Good Omens (haven't seen the TV series yet, so no spoilers), Galaxy, Graphic Novels, Gardening Facts/Tips, Geometrical Stuff, Geography (more for design elements than anything),

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

I - Information Centres, Illustrations,

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

K - Knitted Things, Koalas,

L - Languages, Letter Sets, Libraries, Leopards, Lions,

M - Mermaids, Maps, Mythical Creatures, Marvel, Medieval History, Marine Life/Creatures, Moon,

N - Nymphs, Narwhals, Nature,

O - Owls, Old/Worn/Vintage Books, Ornaments,

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

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

S - Selkies, Sirens, Stamps, Stickers, Stationery, Souvenir Coins, Shirley Barber (Author), Science, Sci-Fi, String, Stars, Space, Sun, Sharks, STEM,

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

U -

V - Volunteering, Vintage, Videos,

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

X -

Y - Young Adult Novels,

Z - Zebras,


dorcii rated for Bookworm Corner: September 2019 on Oct 19, 2019
Comment: Wow, Jess, you were awesome at reading this month!! :) Thanks a lot for your email :)
tentmari rated for Bookworm Corner: September 2019 on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing your reading list and thoughts on these books. I thoroughly enjoyed reading your thoughts. πŸ˜‰ I hope to have you as a partner for these swaps again. πŸ’—
Reading100 rated for Bookworm Corner: September 2019 on Oct 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the cool postcard! I actually have seen the movie this was in!
Response: You're very welcome! That's so cool! Thanks so much for the heart as well1 Have a tremendous week :)
imrolynn rated for Libraries vs Bookshops on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the postcard! It was a really hard decision for me too - but I said bookstore because the bookstore is closer and more convenient! Ha.
Response: You're welcome! Haha, it truly is such a hard decision! Thanks so much for the lovely rating and the heart! Have a glorious weekend :)
Nuisant rated for Queer, There, and Everywhere on Oct 16, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for your email! I really loved reading it <3
Response: I'm glad, I'm sorry it wasn't what I completely wanted to send! Thank you! Have a stunning day!
Comment: thank youπŸ’š
Response: You're welcome!
Comment: Thanks so much for all the cute Pink Washi, they are all new to me. Also for the Alice postcard!
Response: You're welcome! Thank you for the rating!!
xLittleA rated for Queer, There, and Everywhere on Oct 12, 2019
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you for the cool graphic art postcard, it is just my style. I also like the message you wrote on the back and agree, postcards show a bit of everyone's personality.
Response: Thank you so much! I am glad you liked it and what I wrote! Have a marvellous weekend :)
Comment: Thank you! Alice in Wonderland was one of my favorites too, but I think the number one was The Famous Five, haha.
Response: That's one of my friend's faves too! Thank you so much for the rating and the heart! Have a wonderful week :)
Response: Thank you ☺️
SkaGirl rated for Postcards for October Birthdays! on Oct 3, 2019
Comment: Thanks!!!
Response: You’re welcome! Thanks for the heart! Happy Birthday!!
kasa rated for What are you reading? on Oct 3, 2019
Comment: Hi Jess, thanks for sharing. I dont know any of those authors you mentioned but I will be looking them up at the library as they sound interesting. Happy reading.
Response: You're welcome! Thanks so much for the rating! I hope you'll like them if you decide to read them!
carol rated for CL: Traveling Book card Round 16 on Oct 2, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sending along, and for the cool decorated envie! Seeing those pretty envies in my mail always makes me smile!
Response: I am so glad you liked the envie, have a happy day!
sakura15 rated for AS: Stationary swap on Oct 2, 2019
Comment: I loved everything! Thank you so much
Response: That's wonderful! I'm glad! Thanks a bunch for the heart! Have a stunning week!
krspellman rated for October Birthdays for 2019! on Oct 1, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much, so many fun goodies to use! I actually just received this on the very day of my birthday, so perfect! β€οΈπŸŽ‚
Response: Oh my goodness, that's perfect that it arrived in time for your birthday! I hope you had a lovely birthday! Thanks so much for the heart, too! I am so glad you liked everything!
Response: Thank you!
Comment: Thank you so much for this wonderfull card! I'm gonna put it on my wall <3
Response: You're very welcome, I am so glad you liked it! Have a lovely birthday!
Allylu rated for What are you reading? on Sep 30, 2019
Comment: The same thing happened to me, but I just added the books I need to read for my book clubs for October. I signed up for Wattpad - apparently I already had an account, but I don't remember that - so I could read the book by Hephzibah that you are so excited about. I may have added more than just that one to my Library. Thanks for sharing - and all your help. We should do this again - say in 6 weeks or so. What do you think?
Response: I'm glad you liked the email! Thanks a bunch for the heart as well! I think yes, totally do this again in the future!

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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.


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!


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 decorateπŸ“πŸ“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 πŸ™

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 😊

porpie5 on Jul 11, 2019:


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!!!! πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸ˜„πŸŒΉπŸŒ»πŸŒ·πŸŒΊπŸŒΈπŸ’πŸ«

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

rarjones on Jul 10, 2019:

opps to big - dont know how to shrinkit lol it says:


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