The Paper Trail Diary turns three and celebrates with a giveaway!

the paper trail diary turns 3

Well it looks like I’ve kept this lil blog alive for three years now! Go me! So to celebrate the awesomeness that is blogging about books, snail mail, zines, and paper crafts, I’m going to do another blog birthday giveaway!

This giveaway includes:

*A copy of V.E. Schwab’s This Savage Song, just in time for its sequel Our Dark Duet‘s release
*A curated letter-writing set
*Two of my perzines
*A bag of scrap paper
*A notebook
*Small bunting that says ‘CRAFTERNOON’

To enter:

Must live in Canada or the US (sorry, rest of the world, shipping costs suck!)

Comment on this post about a great book you’ve read recently!

I’ll pick a winner at random on Wednesday, May 10!


It’s been a fun year – here are some of my favourite posts since the last blog birthday:

Book Review: The Upside of Unrequited by Becky Albertalli

My England vacation in October – posts on sightseeing, paper stores, and all things Harry Potter

That time I was in Creativity magazine

Making bunting with the We R Memory Keepers bunting board

Stationery Talk: Thoughtful Types

Check out the International Geek Girls Pen Pal Club

Book Review: Where Am I Now? by Mara Wilson

My top books of 2016

Book Review: Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall

In the last year, I also finished the Georgia Nicolson Readalong and helped start the Book Lover Postcard Swap!

I also know that last year didn’t have a Notebook & Pen Swap, but don’t worry, that’s coming very soon… 😉

And a special thanks to all of you fellow paper nerds, bloggers, publishers, and letter writers who make this so much fun!

  • Natalie S.

    Happy Blog Birthday! Keep up the amazing work 😀

    A recent book that I’ve read and enjoyed is When Dimple Met Rishi! It was adorable! The perfect spring read!

    • Awesome, I’m going to start reading that soon, I’ve only heard great things! And thanks 🙂

  • Happy blogoversary! I think you know all the great books I’ve read lately, but my faves are The Upside of Unrequited, Always and Forever, Lara Jean, and Noteworthy.

    Next up is The Names They Gave Us, which is my most anticipated read of 2017. I’m so nervous. =p

  • AC

    A book I read recently that I enjoyed was We Are Okay by Nina LaCour.

    Happy Blogoversary!

  • Kaley Stewart

    Whee! Happy blogiversary!
    I had a pretty blah start to the year but I’m currently reading a great one (The Rome Affair, Karen Swan’s newest) and I also read Karma Brown’s upcoming book, In This Moment, which was fantastic.

  • Erica

    I’ve been reading Should Auld Aquaintance by Melanie Murray. It’s about Robbie Burns’ wife and her experiences being married to him.

  • Akanksha Singh

    Currently reading ” How to be a Bawse” by Lilly Singh.

  • Kim Patrick

    One of the ones I’ve recently read and enjoyed a lot is The Women in the Castle by Jessica Shattuck. Thanks for all of the wonderful recommendations on your blog – I like finding new books to read.

  • Aw, happy blogiversary!! I just read Goodbye Days a few weeks ago and loved it. It’s been a long time since I read a book in under 24 hours, but I definitely devoured that one.

  • Sonia Doucet

    Read my first Laura Childs, tea shop mystery, Agony of the leaves. Sonia

  • Thank you to everyone who entered! I used a random number generator to pick between 1 and 9, and counted from earliest comments. Congrats to AC!