Jessica Lewenda

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Jessica Lewenda

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in Australia

Catherynne M Valente, Tolkien, fairytales, Virginia Woolf

Member Since
July 2009


Jessica lives with a doofus direwolf, and her two cats. She owns more books than she could ever read in her entire lifetime.

She writes fantasy, with a focus on retellings from a feminist perspective.

You can find her on instagram: @jlewenda

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Philip Pullman
“I'm trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief... I'm not in the business of offending people. I find the books upholding certain values that I think are important, such as life is immensely valuable and this world is an extraordinarily beautiful place. We should do what we can to increase the amount of wisdom in the world.

[Washington Post interview, 19 February 2001]”
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Steph Bowe
“Sometimes books feel like the only thing that keep her sane. Actually, she knows that they're the only reason she's still even vaguely okay right now. That's what she clings to: reading great books and seeing great films and, for as long as she's immersed in them, being able to forget, if only for a short time, about the reality of her life.”
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“Bibliotropic," Hugh said. "Like sunflowers are heliotropic, they naturally turn towards the sun. We naturally turn towards the bookshop.”
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“A book lying idle on a shelf is wasted ammunition.”
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“She has a human face and as far as the groin she is a girl with lovely breasts, but below she is a monstrous sea creature, her womb full of wolves,”

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message 26: by Amanda

Amanda Hey Jess! Thanks for the request :)) xox

Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell Hi, Jess. Thanks for adding me as a friend! OMG I LOVE DAHL. I used to read and re-read The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar at night under the covers with a flashlight until it fell apart. :)

message 24: by Glaiza

Glaiza I thought I'd wish you a happy belated birthday! Welcome to the 21 crowd! I saw your blog post on a reading journal as part of your 2013 resolutions which sounds brilliant. I had a lovely English teacher once who mentioned how her dad kept a reading journal filled with his thoughts on books which he had read throughout his life. I might start one too because sometimes I don't feel like sharing everything on GR too.

message 23: by sadia

sadia Hello! Thank you for accepting and thank you, I'm glad you think so. :')
Your book taste is alright... not too bad ;) Your book taste is awesome (:
You've read so many books! It's insane.. how do you find the time?

message 22: by Alexa

Alexa Wow, good for you! I tend to be space out a lot whenever I commute, so I listen to music instead. And there are so many movies and TV shows around that take away precious time for reading! And studying, of course. It's great that you got to read a lot despite it all. :D

message 21: by Alexa

Alexa My pleasure :) You have awesome taste too! And wow, you've read a lot of books. I wonder how you do it, being in uni and all. Anyway, thanks for accepting as well!

Eyehavenofilter Thanks... Ok the uni must be eating the rainbow?

message 19: by Eleanor

Eleanor Hi Jess, thanks for accepting my friendvite! It looks like you've already read Jasper Jones, what a shame we never got to do a readalong together! But I am sure we will become great friends and do readalongs in the future:) x Elle

Aleeeeeza omg! omg. i just found out you were not just simply JESS, but JESSICA LEWENDA. im not even sure you rmr but nafiza sort of emailed all us bloggers and i was one of them and back then, even though you were added on my GR friendlist as unicorn jess (:P) i thought i had no idea who you were, just that you were some aussie book blogger, when you introduced yourself. and then when you posted that 50 shades of grey status update it showed up on my twitter, and im like, wait, but i just read that status update and even liked it, and so when i liked on it im like...omg, jess is actually jessica lewenda!

*takes a breath* aaaand thats how i was finally, very very belatedly, able to put 2 and 2 together :P

Ashley the Magnificent™ Should we be happy or sad that there will be SO MANY to choose from?! And, God help us, they'll all be BESTSELLERS!

message 16: by Sonya (last edited Jun 29, 2012 08:17AM)

Sonya Thank you! :-D You have great taste in books too! Glad to learn that you love Jasper Jones and Room. I have them ready on my shelf. :-D

message 15: by Sonya

Sonya Thanks for accepting! Looking forward to chatting with you about books ;-)

Gabriela Milanes Hello, thank you for accepting me :) I was reading one of your reviews and it made me laugh so hard that I had to add you!

message 13: by Shirley (last edited Mar 23, 2012 03:13AM)

Shirley Marr Jess wrote: "Hello, lovely.
So, I was in Dymocks just a few moments ago, and I saw Preloved on the shelves. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised.
Do you know what's up with that, though?"

Hey Chicky babes - is that right?? I'd been told that they might hit the shelves a week early so WOW! Thank you <3 (view spoiler)

Aleeeeeza heyyyy jess! thanks for the add! i'm surprised we weren't friends before this--i mean, we have like, bajillions of mutual ones and all :D

look forward to talking books with you! :)

Wicked ♥  (Wickedly Bookish Reviews) aka Bat-Jess Why thank you fellow Jess! You too appear to have excellent taste in books! I'm glad you liked Ready Player One! It is one of my favorites. How are you liking The Demon Lover?

Michelle Thanks for friending me :) I figured we should be friends since we're doing the readalong plus I always love finding other Aussies on Goodreads :)

message 9: by Lucy

Lucy Thanks for the friend request, I've been reading and enjoying your intelligent comments on everything that went on these last few days and I really should have friended you myself.

message 8: by Neeks

Neeks Awww, you like my reviews? Thanks :D
Also, you're Aussie AND we're the same age?
Thanks for the add :)

message 7: by Jo

Jo Thanks for accepting, Jess :)
Looking forward to nattering about books with you!

Wendy Darling I look forward to chatting with you, Jess! Your avatar makes me laugh every time I see it.

Reynje Hi Jess, thanks for friend request! Look forward to chatting with you :) R

Jessica Lewenda Thanks for accepting, Shirley! I have a copy of Fury, but still haven't gotten around to reading it yet. Can't wait to, though! :)

Shirley Marr Thanks for friending me Jess!! I hope we have good times:)

message 2: by Emily

Emily Thanks for the friend invite jess! The Book Thief is one of my favourites too :) Happy reading!

message 1: by cindy

cindy Nice to meet you:). Haha your profile pic is hilarious! Unicorns puking rainbows?!?!

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