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Date Joined: September 13, 2016
Last Online: June 18, 2024

Country: Germany


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Hello everyone! :)

I'm from Germany and I got to know this website via postcrossing. As I love sending and receiving snail mail, this seemed to be an interesting website, so I created an account :)
I'm a university student and in my free time I like to read, send postcards, crochet, sew, ... . I might not have time for many swaps, but I'll join some from time to time.

If you think something I sent, got lost in the mail, please message me, so I can resend it soon :)

Definition "sent": I click "sent" here on swap-bot when I have put everything in the mailbox/brought it to the post office/clicked "send" in an email.

Thank you to you all, I love swapping here!

What I like

A ~ Animals, ASP (music band), Astronomy, Audio/Radio plays, Animal Crossing

B ~ Books, Ballet, Bonobos, Biology

C ~ Chocolate, Chimpanzees, Cnidaria, Clean Space (project by ESA against space debris), Crochet

D ~ Dogs, Doctor Who, DLR(=German Aerospace Center), Details, Democracy

E ~ Eating, Eschbach (German author), Europa (Moon of Jupiter), ESA(=European Space Agency), Evolution

F ~ Flying, Fairy Tales, Freedom

G ~ Gorillas, Getting to know other cultures, Guinea pigs

H ~ Harry Potter Books, Humanism, Hamster

I ~ Ice and snow, Insects (especially bees, ants, wasps, colourful insects, termites), Immunology, Io (Moon of Jupiter)

J ~ Jokes, Jupiter (planet)

K ~ Kookaburra, Knitting

L ~ Languages, Letters, everything that Lives (or almost does like a virus)

M ~ Mars (planet), Mercury (planet),Maths, Mice

N ~ Neptun (Planet), NASA

O ~ Ocean, Orangutan

P ~ Planets (and their interesting moons), Postcards, Pigs, Physics, Plants, Politics

Q ~ Quokkas

R ~ Reading, Ravens (and corvids), Research about Religion, Religious texts, Rationalism

S ~ Sea, Sewing, Saturn (planet), Sherlock Holmes, Space agencies, Sunny weather, The Sims, Social animals

T ~ Tea, Titan (Moon of Saturn)

U ~ Uranus (planet)

V ~ Venus (planet), Vampires

W ~ Writing

X ~

Y ~ Yoga

Z ~

There is hardly anything I dislike except for including but not limited to cruelty/intolerance/discrimination/hatred/violence, and spiders (because of arachnophobia, I still like reading about them :) and unusual spiders and jumping spiders on postcards are fine)

Favorite Books

Too many to make a complete list with the book titles, as I'm a bookworm (= Bücherwurm in German)

Kind of books that I like:

~ non-fiction books about social, science, nature, animal, history, religion, humanism topics

~ science fiction books! Especially those that don't invent too much futuristic technology, but more realistic ones

~ crime fiction (preferably not too violent and with interesting/unusual plots/twists)

~ historical, rather realistic, novels

~ interesting plots/unusual stories/interesting biographies

~ fairy tales, myths, legends from all over the world and fantasy books

However, I also read other books when they interest me :) The more details, confusing subplots and pages the book has, the better.

Some of my all time favourite novels:

  • "Brave New World" by Aldous Huxley
  • "The Physicists" and "The Visit" by Friedrich Dürrenmatt
  • "Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien
  • "Flowers for Algernon" by Daniel Keyes
  • "The Martian" by Andy Weir
  • "Every Day" by David Levithan
  • "The Physician" by Noah Gordon
  • "Der Schwarm" (The Swarm) by Frank Schätzing
  • Sherlock Holmes by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • "Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality" by Eliezer Yudkowsky
  • all books by Andreas Eschbach (science fiction novels, near future, rather realistic)
  • many books by Agatha Christie
  • some books by Jodi Picoult
  • some books by Sebastian Fitzek
  • some books by Robin Cook
  • some books by Michael Crichton
  • Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
  • Chrestomanci series by Diana Wynne Jones
  • Bartimaeus series by Jonathan Stroud
  • Eragon series by Christopher Paolini
  • The Hunger Games series by Suzanne Collins
  • Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard
  • Six of Crows series by Leigh Bardugo

I have a goodreads account , there you can find which books I read/liked :) However, I haven't added most crime fiction books, they always seem to be kind of similar to me, so I find it hard to remember which I have read and which I haven't :D I have for example read several books by Lee Child, Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, Tess Gerritsen, Karin Slaughter, Joy Fielding, Mary Higgins-Clark, Mo Hayder, John Grisham, James Patterson, Simon Beckett, John Katzenbach,... and while I usually I find all of them entertaining/nice, usually not good enough to memorize them well.

I always love book recommendations or your opinion about a book you read! :) I absolutely don't mind spoilers for long enough books, the opposite :D Spoilers usually increase my interest in a book (except for very short stories under 100 pages and crime novels/thriller(books with very surprising plot twists). Sometimes I read the wikipedia plot summary of a book before reading it, to not be disturbed by the suspense and the general plot, so that I can enjoy all the details.

Favorite Music

In general I prefer listening to radio dramas and recently also audio books than to music.

From time to time I also listen to music though, especially middle age music, rock music, metal (especially symphonic and similar) and music with almost only vocals and/or guitar/violin.

FavoriteMovies/TV series

I usually prefer reading, but I like comedies, science fiction, fantasy, some dramas, historical movies, documentaries, ...

Favorite Crafts

I love to write and send postcards and decorate them :) I like washi tape, stickers and choosing nice stamps.
I also like to sew and to crochet, and, I'm starting to like knitting.

Postcard Preferences

For me the most important part of a postcard is your text: I like anything that's more than just "Greetings from..." or more than one sentence. ** And I love lots of text! :)**

Don't worry too much about the picture on the front side of the postcard, really anything is fine with me, but if you anyway have a variety of postcards to choose from/easy access to postcard shops, here are the types of postcards I especially like:

  • animals, rather wild (maybe from where you live?) than pets, but I like cute pet postcards too

  • tourist postcards, especially if you can tell a personal story (for example that you liked visiting this museum, because ...or you tell where your city on a map of the region is, ...), as I would love to read experiences in other cities, that's almost like travelling

  • nature/plant postcards with nature from your region/country/holiday country

  • old postcards: anything older than some years, maybe 20 or 30 years or even older? A postcard you found somewhere and that was forgotten for years or from an old collection

  • black & white postcards, especially old city views, old everyday photos of normal people, but just pretty looking ones and those with just one object coloured are nice, too

  • space postcards: especially with planets or moons, science fiction or real ones

  • interesting ad cards: local, regional ad cards, maybe from libraries, museums, restaurants (if it's a chain, please not from a big one!), local stores, local projects, local political campaigns, local religious communities, but please rather NOT ad cards from international companies/for international products, that would be a bit boring

  • postcards from local artists/with local art

  • funny/unusual/unique/handmade postcards

  • beautiful postcards Interestingly, a "beautiful postcard", seems to mean a very similar kind of postcard to most people on postcrossing :D

  • colourful postcards with bright colours

  • Peanuts (tv series)

  • just any postcard you want to sent Surprise me :)

I prefer postcards without an envelope, but if there's some reason you think an envelope would be better, feel free to send it in an envelope :) (e.g. because it's handmade and could get damaged, you want to write more on the backside, you can pay lower postage, ...)

Stamps: I don't collect them, I just like that I can also decorate the space where the stamps are, by choosing nicer than the standard ones. For me stamps are just an extra sticker on the postcard, you don't have to use pretty ones, but of course I'll like it if you do. If you're from the USA: I would really love the Mars, Earth, Mercury and Venus stamps or the new bioluminescent ones :) (or any space related stamp, I also like the global forever ones showing the earth and the moon) I always like to see them on a card, no matter how often I already have received them :D


I'm not really fond of receiving quote/sayings postcards, especially with no picture accompanying it (on the front side, quotes on the back side are ok), of course that depends on the postcard, some I would like, others not, but I don't like the majority of them. So, if you have any other card you think I could like, please just rather send that one and save the quote postcard for another swapper :)


USAFwife rated for R&W: Let's read & discuss on Jul 6, 2024
Comment: Thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on the book! When I first read it, I didn't really like it very much. But a few months ago I watched the TV series and enjoyed it quite a bit, so I borrowed the audiobook again to listen to. I think the way the TV series was written gave me a different viewpoint to the book, made me think of the characters in a different way. And I agree with you - Brooke was annoying! haha I think so many books illustrate poor communication like in this book because that is something that people seem to struggle with a lot - at least in the US. I usually tell the book or show "just talk to each other for crying out loud!!!" But then I struggle to communicate with those around me. :( IT was good to hear your thoughts of the book! :)
Comment: Thank you for sharing with me, I found your letter touching. I love the goodies you included as well and I will be sure to use them to spread happiness through the mail. Wishing you all the best <3
Karen07 rated for R&W: Lit Chat #1 on Jul 22, 2022
Comment: I enjoyed the card you sent! Happy reading!
USAFwife rated for R&W What I read in June Email on Jul 19, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much for sharing your reads! And so great to have you swapping again. :) The Miss Merkel book reminded me of a book that came out a few years ago with Joe Biden and Barak Obama going off to solve a mystery together. Can't think of the title, but it was funny to read. And, we read PPZ (as the kids called it/ Pride and Prejudice and Zombies) a year or so ago after the kids read P&P for school. I think we also listened to Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. They are - interesting. :) I hope you find some good reads for July. :)
Comment: What a wonderful trip through your reading. Thanks so much. I can recommend Martha Grimes' Richard Jury series as one to listen to. Danke! for the postcard and bookmark that gave me a stroll through Munster. I've not been there, but have been south of you to Frankfurt and Strasbourg on the German/French border.
Comment: Thank you for the wonderful postcard! I love foxes; it's such a beautiful card! I agree with you about Canberra; she does seem so angry looking, but her personality is great! I also really like Apple - so adorable and so much fun!
USAFwife rated for R&W: Journal in a book on Apr 19, 2022
Comment: How wonderful to get your swap. :) I've missed you! :) I'm not sure how much you'll be able to find the "Dear America" series books there, but there are similar series - Royal diaries is one of them. I thought they were nice little 'tastes' into history and always got me curious to read more! I actually never read the Diary of a Wimpy Kid books - they were popular here when my kids were that age, but they didn't like them, for whatever reason, so I never read them. The Bert series sounds interesting! I love your 'group journal' idea! That sounds like a fun idea! I hadn't even thought of The Martian for this swap! But you're right, it totally fits! And thank you for the book suggestion - I'll check them out. :)
Response: Loved being in a swap with you again and missed our swaps, too :) Thank you for those great suggestions, will see if I find any of those books! Had never heard of them before, but yes, they sound like a good introduction to get more interested in a historic event, I love that kind of books. Yes, it was quite fun :D I hope you like them, they are not my favorite books and the mysteries could be better, but they were really fun and cozy listening to for me nevertheless. Have a great day and all the best! :)
KSENiA rated for R&W: What I read in March - EMAIL on Apr 13, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing.
Comment: Looks like you had a great reading month! Thanks for sharing!
Comment: Thank you for sharing! I like the song from the movie "Neverending Story" with the same title. Audiobooks are great for busy people ;).
Comment: Thank you for pc packed with information! Wow, amazing what's more and what's less expensive, lol!! Wine for 5EU?? I need to move to Europe:)
KSENiA rated for TBR: Unread shelf project December on Jan 12, 2021
Comment: Thank you for sharing. I grew up on LotR. I think The Fellowship of the Ring was a book that shaped my reading preference for entirety of my life,
Comment: Thanks for sharing! Happy New Year!
Comment: Hey, what an interesting bunch of books! I do wonder what is about people in religion that some authors chose them as protagonists to solve crimes? You mentioned Father Brown and I also remember Grantchester... Isn't it curious? And A Human's Wings sounds very interesting! I'm taking note of it for the future. Thanks for sharing your list and thoughts! =)
Comment: Hi Ina! Thanks for sharing about your Dec reading - wow on the book that was over 1,200 pages! That is one huge book and I am glad you enjoyed it! Hugs, Happy Reading, New Year, and Swapping! ;)
USAFwife rated for TBR: Unread shelf project December on Jan 1, 2021
Comment: Thanks for sharing your books. :) I think I've heard of the first book, the mystery, but I don't think I've read it. I think the title just sticks in my mind. I actually read LOTR after seeing the movies for the first time, but my brain couldn't make sense of the setting and description on it's own, so I ended up going back and watching the movies, then reading the same segment, then reading the next, etc. It helped to make it all make sense, and I ended up really enjoying the books. But fantasy just isn't natural for me. :(
Comment: I love it when books surprise you, when you're first a bit anxious to dive in. Seems like an interesting read. I'm so curious for the lotr books. I've been trying to read some works of Tolkien. I'm reading the Hobbit now. I love the songs too. And you're definitely right, everyday stuff is fun. Expecially in such special worlds. Thanks for sharing.
Comment: Great job!
monsbrick rated for R&W: In November I read ... EMAIL on Dec 7, 2020
Comment: Hi Ina, thank you for wishing a cozy November reading experience to me. I treasure coziness and relaxing time. I wish you a happy cozy December reading month too!
USAFwife rated for R&W: In November I read ... EMAIL on Dec 1, 2020
Comment: Your books sound interesting! And I think we are sharing your weather - lots of heavy rain, too!

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USAFwife on Sep 16, 2022:

Thank you so much for the great spacey postcard. :) It's a great picture. :) The bookstore you described sounded amazing! That would be so much fun. In an alternate world, I think there's a version of me that has a similar shop. :) :) Cindi

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!


USAFwife on Dec 4, 2018:

Thank you so much for the cute holiday card, and the handmade map envelopes! It was such a special envelope to receive, and I loved the stamps as well! You're a dear, and I'm so happy to know you. :) (Hugs)

Drachenfrau on Jun 6, 2018:

Huhu Ina,

bin gerade über dein Profil gestolpert und habe es gelesen. :-) Wenn du Lust hast, ich hoste einen Harry Potter letter-swap. Vielleicht ist das was fuer dich?

Liebe Gruesse und happy swapping!


USAFwife on Mar 13, 2018:

Thank you so much for the space postcard to my daughter! She loved it & the surprise mail. :) Very sweet of you!

wombatlady on Feb 25, 2018:

Hi! Did you receive my second space postcard (in German) or should I send another? :-)

wombatlady on Jan 2, 2018:

Danke! Ich habe die Karte heute erhalten! Ich werde schreiben zurück. (zurückschreiben?? I am not sure...)

taxcha on Nov 23, 2017:

I received my card back today :D (for week 5) Thank you very much.

kathiann on Nov 7, 2017:

I got my postcard back today! Thank you for sending it!

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