Swap-bot Time: November 27, 2022 8:33 am


Date Joined: November 2, 2014
Last Online: November 27, 2022
Birthday: September 18
Country: Germany

About Me

My name is Vivien, I'm in my beginning 30s and live with my son in Hamburg, Germany. I love books! I also like analogue and instant photography and writing letters and postcards.

Favorite Books

Please check my goodreads account: https://www.goodreads.com/user/show/19410772-vivien

I like contemporary novels. I prefer female authors. I like to read books from other cultures (I want to read books from every country!). But I like to read classics from time to time too.

I like crime novels (but nothing bloody or psycho, it has to be with great twists and more like a novel than a thriller).

I read 95% in German, 5% in English.

I only dont like lovestories.

When your native Language isn‘t english, i would love to get Book recommendations (But please make Sure Theres a german or english translation)

When sending me a book, please not a second or third etc part of a series! I always need to read part 1 first. And I prefer Hardcover. When you have a used Hardcover in good condition and a new paperback, I prefer the Hardcover!


My absolutely favorites are old (the older the better!) photographs of a town (that combines two of my favorite things: photography and history!)

I like art cards. Preferable modern art, or photography or dreamy illustrations. I‘d love to receive famous or prized photographs!

Or send me a photo you took (with the story behind please!).

I love postcards with a Book theme.

I would love to receive an embroidered card.

In 2021 I read a book about lighthouses (The Lamplighters by Emma Stonex) - since then I really wanna visit a lighthouse in my future, and am very interested in them. So send me what you have about lighthouses (stories, travelexperience, postcards), it would make me very happy!

I don't like funny and cartoon cards.

This is the link to my postcrossing favorites: http://www.postcrossing.com/user/photovivie/gallery/favourites

I prefer cards without envelope and written (something about you or a book recommendation).

Naked Postcards

If it’s a empty postcard swap i‘d prefer art cards (paintings or sculptures or photographs or mixed media, from different times, I’d like the not so famous pieces or artists). I have postcard-Penpals with which I only send art cards. So always looking for new cards for them!

Also welcome are animals in cards, ships or trains (these I can use for postcrossing ).

And I participate in the „Postcard from a place I don’t live“ swaps, so i like touristy cards too, my favourites are single air views. But the most perfect cards would be vintage cards or museum cards (:


I always like to get post- or greeting cards, i like stationery, books, book recommendations, bookmarks, stamps, pens, embroidery patterns... I would like to receive vegan receipes or cute DIY tutorials - HandMade with love is great! I'm always looking for empty address labels.

Did I mentioned? I love getting postcards! :D

My favorite stationery is very clean and modern. I don't like kitschy or childish stuff.

I have a Filofax in A5 and a personal size one. So accessories for them are welcome too.

And I Love Le Pen marvy pens in black! (Or similar in black - which are extremely thin)

Also on my wishlist: Books (look here: https://www.goodreads.com/review/list/19410772-vivien?order=d&shelf=to-read&sort=position)

Snack swap

I’m vegetarian, so please no Gelatine or meat. I love to try new things! And I love very regional items! What i don’t like is too spicey and salted-caramel. I’m not a big fan of coconut.


Dessie0416 rated for Postcard Bag #14 on Nov 25, 2022
Comment: thank you! will send home
Bo rated for Christmas vs non Christmas on Nov 22, 2022
Comment: I totally love the stationery you chose for me. Can't wait to use them. Thank you!
carol rated for LLU: Traveling Library Card Swap #25 on Nov 19, 2022
Comment: Yay! It arrived the other day! I'll get it sent on ASAP! Cool Spidey stamp! Thanks for the note and card, too!
knittymarie rated for Travelling book card #51 on Nov 17, 2022
Comment: Don't worry, I don't want to quit the swap series any time soon. If it ever happens I will send the cards to you :)
coolcamaro rated for Vintage tourist card #29 on Nov 12, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the interesting card. It was very interesting to read. I think we will have to look this castle up and learn more about it. It's very interesting that they did not rebuild the interior.
DPClamavi rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #15 on Nov 10, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the mail !
Comment: These sound good! I will look them up. Thanks for the cute postcard, take care❤️
hazelwitch3 rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #14 on Oct 29, 2022
Comment: Lovely starting background for your PC -- now to decide how to take it further! And yes, we definitely have overlapping reading tastes.
junebug93 rated for LLU! Lexiphilia on Oct 26, 2022
Comment: omg thank you so much! it was such a wonderful package :D i loved everything! and who can blame you for being in a crime novel phase, they really pull you in!
Response: ❤️
coolcamaro rated for Vintage Tourist Card #28 on Oct 18, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the card. I have never been to Europe. I don't think I will ever get the chance.
Briggy13 rated for Postcard Surprise #03 on Oct 14, 2022
Comment: Thank you !
ahywka rated for Travelling book card #50 on Sep 27, 2022
Comment: Book card Just arrived! Thanks a lot😉
AnneliesV rated for Vintage tourist card #27 on Sep 25, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcard
Comment: Thanks for hosting a fun swap and for the two book recommendations. I’ll look them up.
Mamabemus rated for Travelling book card #49 on Sep 22, 2022
Comment: thanks. I will pass this along in the next round. Thank you for the great bookmark.
estromberg rated for Postcard bag #13 on Sep 12, 2022
Comment: There sure are some great cards in in this bag!! Will pass it on as soon as I can :)
satinification rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #13 on Sep 8, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the extras :). There are so many possibilities about what to do with your postcard! I can't wait to see the final result.
Selewis91 rated for Travelling Book Card #48 on Sep 1, 2022
DoesItComeWithAHat rated for Vintage tourist card #26 on Sep 1, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the incredible vintage card!

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hazelwitch3 on Sep 22, 2022:

Thank you for sending my ESO Teamwork postcard back to me and thank you for the lovely job you did finishing it!

LiisaS on Aug 15, 2022:

Hey! Thank you very much for the vintage get well card you sent me! The history of this house is indeed interesting!

petitzouzou on Oct 22, 2021:

Travelling book card round 38 on the way !

myancey on Sep 15, 2021:

Thanks for the august wta postcards! Love the 3D one the best! Thank you. Awesome that u sent Usa ones and u r in Germany.

ThrivingWell on Aug 4, 2021:

*Thank you for the sweet Yellow / Beige themed postcards, for the June WTA in the Postcard Hideout group! ~ It’s greatly appreciated! I love them all!!! Funny thing is, I think I actually gave you the “Place Charles De Gaulle” light post pc before. lol! 💕 ~ Z**

smadronia on Jan 1, 2019:

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


Fever on Sep 29, 2016:

Vielen Dank für deine Dankeskarte! Das ist ja echt total lieb von dir und freut mich sehr. :)

dreamlady66 on Sep 17, 2016:

Huhu & hallöle liebe Vivien, ❤ lichen Glückwunsch zum besonderen Wiegenfeste...just do enjoy! ❤ lichst - Christine

KSENiA on Jun 18, 2016:

Thank you for 3 great postcards you sent me in January and thank you for book recommendations. Soulles is one of my favorite books and I think of Gail Carriger ad my book guru every book she recommended on her blog - I loved.

Sorry it took me so long to react, I had very bad winter and it took me 4 long month to come back to myself.

Happy reading and swapping. Ksenia

Mugsie on Mar 25, 2016:

Happy Easter my friend! XO

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