Swap-bot Time: October 6, 2022 12:52 pm


Date Joined: November 2, 2014
Last Online: October 6, 2022
Birthday: September 18
Country: Germany

About Me

My name is Vivien, I'm in my beginning 30s and live with my boyfriend and little baby boy 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 favorite 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.


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!
carol rated for LLU: Traveling Library Card Swap #24 on Aug 31, 2022
Comment: I love the "lady reading" PC! Thanks for including that! I get to send one home! Yay! I'm still waiting to get one of mine back. Soon, I hope! Thanks for joining my swap!
satinification rated for BLC - Α & Ω - #03 on Aug 28, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great bookish postcard ;). I didn't know the series you've mentioned but will google it. My "to read" list is so so so long... But it'll never be too long ;)
dorcii rated for Postcard Surprise #02 on Aug 23, 2022
Comment: Danke dir den schönen Briefkarten! :)
Comment: I probably won't find this book but I'm pretty good at remembering writer's names. Maybe something will surface some day.
uiltje rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #12 on Aug 13, 2022
Comment: Such a beautiful new PC. I hope to see the result on our FB page. Now I have to get an idea to make the next step.
MorganeZwelt rated for Vintage tourist card #25 on Aug 13, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card, it's amazing!
MorganeZwelt rated for Postcard Surprise #01 on Aug 7, 2022
Comment: Thanks sooo much for the amazing cards you sent me!
hazelwitch3 rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #11 on Aug 6, 2022
Comment: Great choice of an image for the postcard! I'm already coming up with ideas of ways to take the book theme further. And I loved the map envelope -- thank you!
Response: I hope I will see the final result in the ESO Facebook group!
AJ73 rated for Postcard Bag #12 on Aug 4, 2022
Comment: I must say ALL of the postcards in this bag are very nice and in excellent condition. It will be a challenge to choose the postcards I want to keep.
carol rated for BLC Book recommendation Postcard #15 on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the recommendations! I need to try a Lianne Moriarty book. She seems really popular! Thanks for hosting this swap, too! LOVE that library PC!
Comment: This is the second piece of happy mail from you today!! I just happened to know this swapper user name from a recent swap so her library card will go home to her this week! Thanks so much. xxMuggleMom
MuggleMom rated for BLC - Α & Ω on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: It's raining mail from Vivien today for me. I really enjoyed "Circe" and I found her other book "The Song of Achilles" just as wonderful. I hope you read both of them! Thank you for the happy mail!! xxMuggleMom

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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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