Swap-bot Time: December 3, 2021 5:44 pm


Date Joined: November 2, 2014
Last Online: December 3, 2021
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 work in a bookstore and 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.

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)


Comment: thanks so much! <3 al
LiisaS rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #3 on Nov 28, 2021
Comment: I' m so sorry! i fprgot to rate the postcard! I loved the upgrade younmade with it! I would really be interested to see the the final outcome :)
KandaceB rated for Postcard Bag Round 5 on Nov 24, 2021
Comment: Thank you very much for hosting this swap - so much fun trading postcards!
Comment: Your lovely pc arrived today!! I never knew that "The Neverending Story" was an actual novel! I've seen the movie dozens of times!! I am adding "Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore" to my TBR list. I have seen the cover before so it must have been suggested to me. Hopefully, I can get it from my local. Thank you for joining the swap - I got 2 new books on my list! I read the Midnight Library and thought the premise was pretty cool. xxMuggleMom
loveretro rated for SIE: ADVENT CALENDAR #6 on Nov 19, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the advent gifts. Looking out for December to open them ! Happy Holidays !
Risna rated for ADVENT CALENDAR #5 - private edition on Nov 16, 2021
Comment: Du warst ja fix! Wahnsinn! Hab mir jetzt die Daten der Adventssonntage auf die Päckchen geklebt und freu mich schon drauf, Türchen No.1 am 28.11. öffnen zu können. Ich werde berichten! Tausend Dank!
dawnakaulen rated for Vintage tourist card #12 on Nov 8, 2021
Comment: Great PC, thank you! Thank for the info on the square you included as well, makes it a lot more real :)
Comment: Thanks so much! Will pass it along. <3 Al
Comment: Thanks for a really cool postcard. I too wonder how they get the books off the top shelf. I'm very curious about The Salt Path. That looks like an interesting read.
KandaceB rated for Postcard Bag Round 4 on Oct 28, 2021
Comment: Thank you so much for hosting these swaps! Its so fun each month to pass along a postcard bag & sort through all the amazing cards! I'm trading out the horse card as my daughter loves horses & its a pretty one! Can't wait until the round when my full bag comes home to see where it traveled to!
Widellia rated for SIE: ADVENT CALENDAR #4 on Oct 25, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the lovely wrapped gifts 😍 I’m soo looking forward to open them 😍 have a lovely day 🍂
Carrii rated for Naked Hotel/Motel PC on Oct 25, 2021
Comment: Great card, thanks.
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! I have watched most of Grantchester, although i haven't read the books so i can't understand your crush :)
nalaqueen rated for SIE: ADVENT CALENDAR #3 on Oct 17, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the gifts, I'll open them in december :)
Comment: Ganz lieben Dank für das Buch! Hatte ich bisher noch nicht auf dem Schirm, aber der Klappentext liest sich schon einmal gut! ;-) Alles Gute dir!
Comment: I love your answers to the prompts! I would love to hear Sylvia Plath narrate her poetry..just to hear the tones... I would love to hear Dean Koontz narrate his....or one of my favorite author Melody Moezzi: The Rumi Prescription. Thank you so much for this swap!
Petaltea rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #2 on Oct 14, 2021
Comment: I just passed your's on to someone else this weekend. Fun fun fun! take care!
RoBeastRo rated for Vintage tourist card #11 on Oct 12, 2021
Comment: Thanks for the postcard!
elinor rated for SIE: ADVENT CALENDAR #2 on Oct 7, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the advent gifts, I've put them away until December :)
young46356 rated for Naked City/Town PC on Oct 6, 2021
Comment: Thanks, Vivien, interesting card. I like German cards because I was stationed there twice while I was in the US Army. Personal question...how do you write so small but still very legible? Rich
Response: Thank you The wider the pen I use the unclearer it is 😆

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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

Mugsie on Aug 5, 2015:

Sorry the last one was so big!

Mugsie on Aug 5, 2015:

I wanted to be the first to leave a message!

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