Swap-bot Time: April 18, 2019 7:24 am


Date Joined: July 28, 2018
Last Online: April 14, 2019

Country: Australia

About Me

IMPORTANT: 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.

I am slowly making my way through rating everyone! 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).

  • Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff
  • Leah on the Offbeat by Becky Albertalli
  • The Voyage Out by Virginia Woolf
  • The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
  • A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness
  • Chemistry by Weike Wang

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
  • 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
  • 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.)


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
  • 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!


KSENiA rated for CL: March Reading Log - Electronic on Apr 18, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I added The Black God's Drums to my TBR list.
mermaidery rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #29 on Apr 17, 2019
Comment: Gunna check out of the ones that I haven't heard. Thanks!!
karenh77 rated for Interest me No. 67 on Apr 16, 2019
Spritsy rated for TGIF Weekend Notecard #135 on Apr 15, 2019
Comment: Jess, this is one of the coolest notecards I've ever received! I love the illustration on the front. Thank you so much for the card and the colouring postcards! Sounds like you had a really nice, chilled-out weekend.
MsBellaDonna rated for Beautiful AD postcard on Apr 14, 2019
Comment: Thank you for the "fair trade" postcard :) I support these collectives as well and some of the products are truly amazing!
counrtygirl rated for Quick Postcard Swap on Apr 12, 2019
Rosa1 rated for AARI: Positive Comment on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: thank you!
Comment: Got the postcard! I love it thank you 💜
porpie5 rated for AARI: Positive Comment on Apr 12, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your kind words! You just made my day! I hope you have a wondrous and beautiful day! Happy swapping!
jenmcjen rated for Ask me anything! ~ e-swap #2 on Apr 11, 2019
Comment: Oh, yes, your velleity regarding completing assignments early is how I LIVE my life! I'm in the middle of a project now (for work as I'm long out of school) and facing the consequences of PLANNING to get enough done early to do extra and get more $$ - instead I'm busting my butt doing twice as much today and tomorrow just to meet the requirements! Your purpose sounds perfect to me - a general "leave the world a better place than I entered it" which is kind of a broader application of a Girl Scout saying I learned when very young! I've always wanted to read Mortal Instruments series - it's still on my to-read list, and I'll think of you when I finally get to it! I love that you love the "red shirt" characters (that's a Star Trek reference for the ones you know are going to die each episode)! I appreciate the very thoughtful answers you gave, thanks so much!
ariestess rated for CL: March Reading Log - Electronic on Apr 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing!
mle rated for Wonder Women of the World: Notecard Swap on Apr 10, 2019
Comment: Thank you so much for the nice card and the goodies.
Response: You're very welcome! Have a lovely day :)
PrettyAlice rated for 10 Page Letter With Prompts on Apr 9, 2019
Comment: Thanks! I love the postcard.
Response: I am so glad! Thank you for the heart and the kind rating! Have a great week :)
Comment: Thanks for the Alice card. Your mother sounds awesome. Susan (brooklynbunch)
Response: Thank you for the lovely rating! Yeah, she is! Have a great week :)
PineappleTarts rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #29 on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Thank You
Response: You're welcome! Thank you so very much for the heart and the lovely rating! Have a gorgeous day :)
colleenbUSA rated for ESG: Shuffle your music #29 on Apr 8, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the links and the list!
Response: You're very welcome! I hope you like the songs! Thank you so much for the heart and the lovely rating! Have a marvellous day :)
Comment: Thank you for the cute/colourful Easter card. I appreciate the author recommendation. I am not familiar with any Aussi mystery writes (I love mystery), so appreciate. The stamps used are terrific. Have a great Easter!
Response: Gah! I'm glad you liked it all! Yeah, I love mystery too, so I had to recommend them :) Thank you so much for the wonderful rating and the heart of course! Have a lovely Easter, as well ^_^
PineappleTarts rated for INTL PC #8 - Sender's Choice on Apr 6, 2019
Comment: Thank you! To answer your questions: I joined Swap-bot because I love postcards. Postcard swaps are my favorite.
Response: Same with me - i love postcard swaps too! Thank you so much for the lovely rating and the heart! Stay lovely xx
Writercat rated for Women's History Month: Quote PC on Apr 6, 2019
Comment: Hi Jess! Thanks for that fantastic decorative card and note. That woman sounds amazing! Good for her! All the best! Cathy
Response: And thank you so much for the heart and lovely rating! Have a wonderful week :)
Comment: Thank you I love this postcard!
Response: Gah, that's great, I'm glad you liked it! Thank you for the heart and the lovely rating! Have a gorgeous day :)

Rating Overview

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LisaRea on Apr 18, 2019:

I love your profile. I am sorry this is late I am having a hard time after the surgery to remove cancer. There has been lots of complications from it I hope you understand LisaRea

PineappleTarts on Apr 15, 2019:

Hi Jess,

Greetings from America!

We have similar music tastes as I also like Lorde, Hozier, Paramore, and Panic! at the Disco.

I also see you like Lilo & Stitch. Growing up I used to love Lilo & Stitch the Series. I would happily await watching new episodes on Fridays after school.

Have a nice day!

-AARI: Positive Comment

zzaakkiiyyaa on Apr 14, 2019:

Heyy Jess:) AARI: Positive Comment <3

We have a fair bit in common:). I love the author Patrick Ness and Jane The Virgin is one of my favourite TV shows also:) I love how much you share on your profile x Brooklyn Nine Nine is hilarious too:D

MLouiseO on Mar 28, 2019:


This is for the March, And April, Earth Day Profile Swap. Thank you for joining my swap. Have a lovely week, and weekend.

Take care of the earth, and she will take care of you.

A beautiful earth starts with you. Take care of it, this earth day, and always.

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jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

LOVE your avatar! LOVE 13!

pepita2608 on Mar 14, 2019:

Hello this is internacional women's day Profile Swap

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annim on Mar 12, 2019:

International Women's Day Profile Swap

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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May your 2019 be better than 2018, and your best year yet!


RooBaRoo on Jan 1, 2019:

Thank you for sending your Carpe Librum Year End survey to me, & Happy New Year! Enjoy your vacation, & see you around!!

HappyMom on Dec 15, 2018:


ESG: Friendly Profile Comment - Hi there Jess! I love to travel, and though most of travel has been within the US, I did have the privilege of traveling to Australia in 2013, and it remains at the top of my list as favorite places! I wasn't that far from you -- we flew in to Sydney, stayed in Wollongong and Penrith, and attended a conference at Merroo Christian Center in Korrogong :) Would love, love, love to come back some day!

I wish you all the best in your studies and all things good in the days ahead!

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