Swap-bot Time: May 25, 2019 1:58 am


Date Joined: January 7, 2017
Last Online: May 24, 2019
Birthday: August 31
Country: Canada
Bookworm Penpals
Penpals Across the World (Ladies Only)
My Website
The Canadian Snail Mail Café

About Me

Hello everyone!

Welcome to my profile!

I'm a French Canadian girl in her early thirties, mother of an almost one-year old daughter. I love penpalling and for the past 3 years, I have discovered the joys of swapping as well. I hosted many swaps here on Swap-Bot, both in private groups and the actual site.

I just love preparing something for someone I don't know and knowing it will brighten their day. Even if a swap is sender's choice, I often take a look at my partner's profile to make sure I don't send something they don't like. I can't always accommodate, but I try as much as possible.

I take my swaps very seriously, I always send on time (I will go out of my way to send on time), and it's why I would prefer you contact me and give me a chance to re-send if something gets lost in the mail before rating.

Happy swapping!

Favorite Books

I love reading thrillers and crime novels as well as the occasional biographies and chick lit novels. I don't have any favorite authors. As long as the book summary sounds interesting, I will give it a try. I really like discovering new authors as well.

Favorite Television

I'm a fan of How I Met Your Mother, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, and crime shows like Castle and Bones. I don't have cable so I only stream online.

Favorite Crafts

Pocket letters ant ATCs are my go-to crafts. I also do flipbooks, when I have the time. I'm an occasional cross stitch and like to color.

Swaps - Likes

Looking for inspiration on what to send me? Here are things I would love to receive:

  • Touristic postcards from your country or area
  • Magnets (touristic)
  • Embellishments/die cuts for paper crafting
  • Blank notecards (with envelope)
  • Anything Harry Potter (especially Hufflepuff, my House)

Here are other things I like to receive but have enough of at the moment (however, I won't say no to them if you decide to send lol):

  • Sticker sheets
  • Washi tape (ADDICTED!)
  • Bookmarks
  • Small journals
  • Handmade envelopes

Swaps - Dislikes

I'm usually not picky when it comes to swaps, but here are things I would prefer not to receive:

  • Nothing violent (against any living creature)
  • Nothing with spiders (my phobia)
  • Nothing religious. Spiritual and/or paranormal is fine.
  • Nothing erotic/nude or related to politics.
  • Though I like to color, I don't like receiving coloring pages. Got too many coloring books at home!
  • For stickers and washi, see following section!

Stickers & Washi

I thought these deserved a section of their own. My wishes are just that... wishes. No obligation to send!

Stickers (likes): dolphins, butterflies, owls, and frogs

Stickers (dislikes): Disney, religious, children stickers (ie Paw Patrol, Spiderman, etc.), planner stickers

Washi samples: LOVE all kinds, but right now I am looking for themed samples (ie books, dolphins, butterflies, etc.).

Facebook Groups

On top of swapping here on Swap-Bot, I also admin a few Facebook penpalling groups. Come take a look and join if you are interested!

You can find the links at the top of my profile!

The Canadian Snail Mail Café - A pen pal group for Canadian residents. We also have weekly wishes, tags, and giveaways!

Penpals Across the World (Ladies Only 18+) - A safe Facebook group for women to find penpals worldwide. What makes us different is that we only accept members who are looking for penpals anywhere. Country specific posts (like UK only, or Canada only) are not accepted.

Bookworm Penpals - This group is still rather small, but it has started to grow. It is a penpal group for women who also LOVE to read! Join us and share your passion of reading with other members!


MBakker rated for Pinterest - Welcome to my Nightmare on May 23, 2019
Wykyd rated for Pinterest - Welcome to my Nightmare on May 23, 2019
Comment: What a spooky board! Good job! I saved a few to my own because they were so phenomenal!
Response: I got scared just making the board! lol
Response: You're welcome for the list! And thank you for the rating!
KatKit rated for Pick 3 - May on May 17, 2019
Comment: Great package with much appreciated extras. Thank You.
Response: Glad you liked it!
Comment: Thanks!
Response: You're welcome
annim rated for Bookworm Corner: April 2019 on May 15, 2019
Comment: Thank you! I have actually seen the movie Practical Magic, which I really love. I didn't know it was a book. The first book you mentioned sounds quite interesting and I might consider reading it. :)
03Scarlett rated for Ask me anything! ~ e-swap #4 on May 14, 2019
Comment: I enjoyed your answers even if some of them were the same (and this will probably make you laugh but I have so much stuff crammed in my head that they were like all new answers to me even if you had sent them to me before. lol)
satinification rated for Ask me anything! ~ e-swap #4 on May 13, 2019
Comment: Thank you for your answers, Valerie! It seems to me that most online horoscopes are written in such a way that everyone can see a bit of truth in them. However, they don't really have anything to do with real horoscopes. I mean things like the analysis of the impact of the star and planet systems on a particular person. I'd also love for horoscopes to be true. Happy swapping :)
Comment: Hi! Thank you so much for your reading log! I loved reading what you thought about the books! Where the Forest Meets the Stars sounds really cool and I definitely have to check it out, so I've added it to my TBR! I hope you have a wonderful week ^_^
aligurl75 rated for The Lie Detector Test - ELECTRONIC on May 13, 2019
Comment: Hi Valerie, I think the lie is you only reading 50 books in one year. I can't wait to see if I am right :)
Response: Hi there! Yes, you are correct. The most books I have read in a year is actually 27! I am attempting to read 50 books this year though. Good job!
Comment: Thanks! My guess is that the lie is statement #1. That swap is great fun ;) Thanks for hosting!
Response: Hi there! Yes, you are correct. The most books I have read in a year is actually 27! I am attempting to read 50 books this year though. Good job!
colleenbUSA rated for Bookworm Corner: April 2019 on May 10, 2019
Comment: Thanks for the reviews!
KSENiA rated for CL: April Reading Log - Electronic on May 5, 2019
Comment: Thank you for sharing
snager rated for Tell me a ghost story👻 on May 3, 2019
Comment: Your story was so spooky! thanks for sharing!
Pei04 rated for My Playlist in March 2019 on Apr 25, 2019
Comment: Thanks for sharing your list :)
mermaidery rated for My Playlist in March 2019 on Apr 25, 2019
Comment: Thank you!🎶
KittenCosmonaut rated for First & Last Lines No. 10 on Apr 25, 2019
Comment: Very cute postcard! The book seems interesting.
m3i5 rated for WIYM: Happy Mail International on Apr 24, 2019
Comment: Hi Valerie, thank you for the resend envelope I received today with cute washitapes, postcards and a yummy looking tea bag :)

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jenmcjen on Mar 17, 2019:

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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


CurlyTea on Aug 31, 2018:

Happy Birthday!

ReadMoreBooks33 on Aug 3, 2018:

Unicornblitz on Mar 3, 2018:

Profile quote #12 (huge apologies - i am late!)

Those who look only to the past and present Will sure miss their future

J f kennedy

adaywithmom on Mar 1, 2018:

Profile Quote #12 From: April - (adaywithmom)

"Be strong you never know who you are inspiring." -unknown

Have a great day! 😊 April

ncnurse04 on Feb 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #12: If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. Albert Einstein

Happiness in a nutshell. Who knew? Nice to meet you! Michelle

Scrapinitblue on Feb 28, 2018:

Profile Quote #12

“Authenticity is a collection of choices that we have to make every day. It's about the choice to show up and be real. The choice to be honest. The choice to let our true selves be seen.” ― Brené Brown, The Gifts of Imperfection: Let Go of Who You Think You're Supposed to Be and Embrace Who You Are

krissyhead1990 on Feb 28, 2018:

For > Profile Quote 12

Here is one of my favorite (and true!) travel quotes... I hope you are inspired to travel as much as I am.

“Our happiest moments as tourists always seem to come when we stumble upon one thing while in pursuit of something else.” — Lawrence Block


bluecrayons on Feb 27, 2018:

Profile quote 11

Laughing is one of the best exercises, it's like running inside your mind. You can do it almost anywhere and it's even better with a friend.

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