Swap-bot Time: February 3, 2023 12:16 pm


Date Joined: November 2, 2014
Last Online: January 31, 2023
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.


anicka22 rated for BLC - Reading goals 2023 on Feb 2, 2023
Comment: Loved reading your goals
LiisaS rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #17 on Jan 30, 2023
Comment: Vielen lieben Dank für den Home- card. Dein Gedicht fand ich sehr gelungen! Und ich kann es kaum erwarten bis der Frühling endlich anfängt :)
Response: Danke, das bedeutet mir sehr viel und freut mich sehr zu hören!!
Risna rated for Vintage tourist card #32 on Jan 30, 2023
Comment: Wie schön es ist, mal wieder eine Postkarte von dir zu bekommen! Hab mich riesig gefreut! Und dann ist Hamburg.Karte auch noch so toll. Beste Grüße aus Münster und bis ganz bald!
Response: ❤️
Tessssssa rated for ESO: Art Journal #4 on Jan 27, 2023
Comment: Thanks for the journal, I will ad my art and send away!
lostinavalon rated for BLC - My year in books 2022 on Jan 25, 2023
Comment: I enjoyed reading about your books---thank you for sending!
squince rated for Postcard Surprise #06 on Jan 18, 2023
Comment: Thank you!! Love them all! And thanks for extras!
Lealie rated for BLC Book recommendation postcard #22 on Jan 15, 2023
Comment: Danke für die nette Karte! Diese neuen Briefmarken sind ziemlich fragwürdig vom Design her, oder? ^^ Ich lese lieber high fantasy als urban fantasy - und da ich kaum auf Deutsch lese kannte ich davon sogar einiges nicht. Muss ich mal reinlesen, danke!
Comment: Thanks for you recommendations, Two of the authors I don't know but I am a fan of Paul Auster and have not yet read this one.
indigo68 rated for Travelling Book Card #53 on Jan 11, 2023
Comment: PC's received and will pass them on, thanks!
Ruthless rated for Vintage tourist card #31 on Jan 6, 2023
Comment: Thank you for the great postcard. I love finding vintage postcards at flea markets and antique stores! Happy New Year!
lostinavalon rated for BLC - Reading goals 2023 on Jan 5, 2023
Comment: Sounds like you've got a great year of reading planned!
roosje rated for Christmas swap on Dec 11, 2022
Comment: Hi Vivien, thank you so much for a great selection of papers and stickers!
Comment: Thanks for the recommendations! I’ve been meaning to read “Apples Never Fall” for awhile now.
ahywka rated for Travelling book card #52 on Dec 8, 2022
Comment: Book Card received safe and sound :) Have you tried reading The Madness of Angels by Kate Griffin? I got swallowed now by this series :) Happy swapping and happy reading!
Response: This sounds really good!! Will definitely read it! Just not sure if I wait for a German translation..
Tessssssa rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #16 on Dec 8, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the postcard I hope your son feels better soon!
Response: Thank you. (: he’s fine again and in kindergarten again since today.
petitzouzou rated for ESO: Art Journal #2 on Dec 5, 2022
Comment: Nice art journal theme.I don't think a lot of people understand your art ,but i like it! Very amazing Fibonacci séquence art!! I will do my best to be in your style 😅. Will send it in next swap.
Response: Thank you!!! This means a lot to me!
Comment: The library card is ready for the next leg of its journey - thanks for the cute notecards!
carol rated for LLU: Traveling Library Card Swap #26 on Dec 3, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the note and cute holiday PC!
AnneliesV rated for Vintage tourist card #30 on Nov 30, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the postcard
anicka22 rated for Postcard surprise #05 on Nov 28, 2022
Comment: Thank you. Love the red riding hood

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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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