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jessnewson98

jessnewson98
Date Joined: July 28, 2018
Last Online: May 16, 2021

Country: Australia
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About Me

I'm back at uni, so I won't be on here as often.

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!

Tired Studentโ„ข

CURRENT: Due to COVID-19, there will be postal delays to and from Australia. Please allow extra time for what I've posted to reach you. ALSO, there are some countries no longer delivering to or accepting mail from Australia, please consider this in all swaps. Thank you ^_^

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


NOTICES

Post may take longer than usual to reach me and also, to reach you.

Currently, I'm busy with family stuff and 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 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 Monรกe
  • 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),

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

papercrowns rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #27 on May 14, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks so much, Jess! I thought your answer was fantastic, and I do hope you get to have a peek inside the Library of Congress one day. โ˜†Raynor
colleenbUSA rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #27 on May 13, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks for sharing! Great answers!
5
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Comment: Thank you! Iโ€™ll write back to both letters Iโ€™ve got from you together!
5
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Comment: Thank you! Iโ€™ll write back soon!
Fuchsi rated for Write On Challenge #2 Int'l on May 11, 2021
5
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Comment: Hello Jess, aww thank you very much for your wonderful letter and the cute many goodies. It was wonderful unwrapping everything after a long day at work and I hope you feel well! ^.^ Thanks!
gadasinialdigim rated for Thank A Postie! on May 11, 2021
5
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Comment: Hey Jess you made my day today with your postcard. Im sure you did also for every postie who has seen it ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ thank you ๐ŸŒธ๐ŸŒธ best wishes
dorcii rated for Write On Challenge #1 Int'l on May 10, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you very much for the lovely letter :) I'll respond to you back soon :)
Response: Thanks for the sweet rating and heart!!
dorcii rated for Write On Challenge #2 Int'l on May 10, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks a lot for your letter :)
Response: Thank you!!!
Leekoba rated for Write On Challenge #2 Int'l on May 7, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you so much for the teas!! I'll be replying to your letter soon :) I was going to join the first swap but mail here is spotty so I decided to just join the 2nd one ^^ Happy swapping!
Response: I hope you like them when you try them! Haha, I totally understand that (I've been having a lot of trouble with mail lately anyway). Have a lovely day!
colleenbUSA rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #26 on May 7, 2021
5
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Comment: Thanks so much for sharing! I hope uni calms down soon!
Response: Haha, all I'm doing is praying I make it to the end of semester and then I get almost a month off before the next! Thanks for the rating, Colleen!
5
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Comment: You are to cute!! Iโ€™m gonna write you back and answer your questions if thatโ€™s ok? TYVM!!! Loved the book Mark too.
Response: Noooo, you are! Yep, that's cool! I'm a VERY slow responder though so just letting you know!
monsbrick rated for Write On Challenge #2 Int'l on May 5, 2021
5
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Comment: Hi Jess! What a big letter!!! Thank you very much!!!! And yes I absolutely adore the postcards. The vintage ones I sometimes swap because Iโ€™m too worried about mailing them. Other times I mail them naked because that travel experience is what postcards is all about. I have been recycling some postcards but I still have over 100! On certain project days like when I am doing work but can make crafts as I talk on the phone for work... I cover some of the addresses on old postcards and resend. Or on other cards I use the stamps as art and collage them into a new handmade postcard. On others it is too hard to cover up the stamp as I get attached and then I keep those either on display or rotating in storage. I use a bug ha ha. No I mean a big accordion folder to house my postcards. And some are on my work wall. Not too many though. Just enough!
Response: So glad this letter arrived to you as well! Ooh I like that a lot! Thanks so much for sharing, Marie! I may need to take a page out of your book and be a bit more organised with mine. I hope you have a lovely day! Thanks for the rating by the way and the heart :)
Sirnimock rated for October Babies on May 5, 2021
5
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Comment: Tyvm
Response: Oooh that took a while to get to you! Thanks for being patient! Have a wonderful day and thanks so much for the rating!
Candace rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #26 on May 5, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing :)
Response: Thanks for the rating :)
mb58ca rated for Library Lovers E-prompt #26 on May 5, 2021
5
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Comment: Fuzzy recollections? No problem. Thanks for the email.
Response: Haha yep! Sometimes I have really clear memories and then others are only bits and pieces, fuzzy recollections. Thanks for the rating and the heart! Have a lovely day :)
5
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Comment: Thanks for the lovely letter! I will wait until both rounds arrive and then reply- thanks so much! <3 Al
Response: I am so glad it arrived! Hopefully the other one will arrive soon! Have a lovely day :)
USAFwife rated for Write On Challenge #1 Int'l on May 4, 2021
5
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Comment: Just got your Garfield themed letter today. :) Great to hear from you again. :)
Response: Ooh, odd it arrived after the second one, haha. Oh well, glad it arrived! Thanks for the rating! Have a lovely day!
USAFwife rated for R&W: In April I read .... EMAIL on May 4, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for sharing your thoughts. :) I"m not familiar with any of the books, but maybe my daughter has heard of them. :)
Response: Thanks for the rating, Cindi, and the heart! I am honestly such a new release hog from the library (I tend to reserve anything from the library catalogue as soon as I see it). Have an awesome day!
annim rated for Write On Challenge #1 Int'l on May 4, 2021
5
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Comment: Thank you for the letter! :)
Response: Thank you for the rating ^_^
monsbrick rated for R&W: In April I read .... EMAIL on May 4, 2021
5
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Comment: Hi Jess, thank you for sharing about your books this month! It was fantastic to read the reviews and experiences you had with each book!!
Response: Thanks for reading through the weird reviews/thoughts! Thanks also for the rating and the heart! Have a lovely day, Marie ^_^

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 901 220 238
Completed Fives Threes Ones
757 1106 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
183 539 35 0
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Comments

traceyj on Apr 15, 2021:

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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 ~

๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“” ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“” ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“” ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“” ๐Ÿ“– ๐Ÿ“š ๐Ÿ“” ๐Ÿ“–

CraftyShana76 on Apr 6, 2021:

LEAVE A COMMENT #3

Hello! Iโ€™m starting back to school next month for my Bachelors Degree. Iโ€™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 ๐Ÿ€ 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! Havenโ€™t read it yet! I think Iโ€™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 ๐Ÿ’—โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’—

Intrinzica on Apr 5, 2021:

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Greetings from England ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ

May you start this new day with your beautiful smile and happiness ๐Ÿ˜Š

Love Bonnie ๐Ÿ’—

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