Swap-bot Time: October 3, 2022 8:00 am


Date Joined: July 28, 2018
Last Online: October 1, 2022

Country: Australia

About Me


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!


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) and if I haven't rated your digital swap, I'm getting to it, I will rate you, just a bit delayed with everything...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.)


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!

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,


dorcii rated for August 2022: What Did You Read? on Oct 1, 2022
Comment: Thanks for your email, hopefully September brought more reads for you :)
dorcii rated for July 2022: What Did You Read? on Oct 1, 2022
Comment: Thanks for your reviews, 9 books is amazing in 1 month! :)
Comment: I'm sorry, I archived this without rating you!! My bad!! The queer baking book sounds delightful!
Swan rated for BLC Book recommendation #11 on Sep 13, 2022
Comment: After replying to your message in May and not getting a reply to my message in June and no postcard yet, I have to rate you a 1. I hope you’re doing alright and will gladly rerate if I receive a card. (Update: I've heard from Jess and she will resend.)
KSENiA rated for June 2022: What Did You Read? on Aug 20, 2022
Comment: Sorry for the late rating. Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thank you so so much for the rating! Stay lovely xx
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing :) And I hope email is working right again so that you get the re-send! Not sure what's going on there.
Response: Haha, just had more problems with my email (which sucks when you have to email uni lecturers but I think I've fixed it again). I'm actually just having so many issues with Chrome so I might just switch to something else. Anyway, thanks for the rating Cindi! I hope you and your family are doing okay!
captkristi rated for April 2022: What Did You Read? on Jun 11, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much. I am looking into some of those titles now. Great list!!
Response: I hope you enjoy the books if you decide to read them! Thanks so very much for the rating! I hope you have a wonderful week!
Comment: You are a very avid reader. I used to be like that. I miss not being able to read as much.
Response: Haha, thank you! My goal is usually to read every day! I hope that you can read like you want to again! Thanks for the rating! I hope you have a wonderful day!
Comment: Thank you for answering! I going to check out: How to not be a vampire slayer. The cover looks so cool!
Response: It is honestly so cool! Plus I just found out there's a sequel so that's awesome too! Thanks for the rating! I hope you have a wonderful week!
Comment: Wow! How can you read so many books in one month! That is awesome!
Response: Haha, honestly I don't really know?? I used to actually read a lot quicker than I do now but I wouldn't read as much so yeah honestly no idea! Thanks for the rating and the heart! Stay lovely xx
Brokenwings87 rated for April 2022: What Did You Read? on May 23, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the awesome layout on the email.
Response: No worries!! Thank you so much for the lovely rating and the heart!!!
KitsuneSK rated for December 2021: What Did You Read? on Apr 28, 2022
Comment: I got it this time! And WOW you read (and wrote) a lot! Thank you so much! <3 <3 You saved me from a few books and also helped me find a few I want to read too! :D
Response: YAY!!! I am so glad you got it this time!!! Thank you so much for your rating! Haha, I might have had a bit of a rant about some particular books lol. I hope you have a lovely day and a brilliant month of reading ahead!
mermaidery rated for March 2022: What Did You Read? on Apr 28, 2022
Comment: My goodness you read a lot of books! I will definitely check some of them out!
Response: Haha, maybe just a few. Thanks for the rating! I hope you love whatever you decide to check out! Have a lovely day!
03Scarlett rated for March 2022: What Did You Read? on Apr 22, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing, Jess. Have a great weekend! πŸ˜€
Response: Thank you for the rating! I hope you have a lovely week!!
BethiquaC rated for February 2022: What Did You Read? on Apr 9, 2022
Comment: Thanks as always for your great reviews!
Response: Thanks for the rating!!!
Smsands2 rated for February 2022: What Did You Read? on Mar 23, 2022
Comment: Not gonna lie....this cranky chicken graphic novel has my interest.
Response: Haha, I hope you like it! It was pretty great! Thanks for the rating!
KSENiA rated for January 2022: What Did You Read? on Mar 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing. Sorry for the late rating
Response: Thank you so much for the rating and honestly no worries (I'm a bit behind on rating people right now).
KSENiA rated for R&W: What I read in February - Email on Mar 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Response: Thank you for the rating!
christywebb rated for R&W: New releases 2022 on Mar 15, 2022
Comment: It got here!! Wow! You are going to be so busy. I have not heard of a single one of them so will happily explore your list in more detail. I have a few "old standby" authors that I definitely look forward to each year but since joining a facebook group where EVERYONE has such good recommendations, I've been branching out!
Response: Yay, I'm so glad it arrived!!!! Oooh, I hope you like what you do find then! That's awesome! Oooh, I might have to try a facebook group too for something like that! Thanks for the rating and the heart! I hope you have a super week :)

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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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corgi thanks

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:


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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