Swap-bot Time: November 26, 2020 7:26 pm


Date Joined: March 24, 2012
Last Online: April 4, 2018
Birthday: March 14
Country: Germany

About Me

Hello there! Yes, I'm talking to you. Don't pretend you're not there! I know that you're curious. Come a little closer, and don't be afraid. I don't bite, believe me.

My name is Lena and I'm a 24-year-old psychology PhD student from Germany.

I love snail mail and I have a couple of long-term penpals from quite a few corners of the world, so I thought - why not give swap-bot a try?! I'm loving it so far and I've already received some awesome swaps.

I'm a huge bookworm and I love spending a whole day wrapped up in a blanket, with a cup of hot tea and a good book in my hand. Some of my favourites are listed below, but I'm almost always reading and therefore I'm constantly discovering new books and authors. You've recently read a great book that you think I'd like? Please tell me more about it!

I always send out my swaps on time, and if for whatever reason I shouldn't be able to do that, I'll let my swap partner know. If there's anything wrong with what I sent you or if you didn't receive anything, please contact me before giving me a bad rating. So far, I haven't been flaked and I really hope this won't ever happen!

Happy swapping Lena

Favorite Music

The Smiths, Morrissey, The Indelicates, The Felt Tips, Dan Mangan, Cats on Fire, The Magnetic Fields, Belle & Sebastian, Les Jupes, Of Monsters and Men, French Films, Pretty Girls Make Graves, The Doors, Joy Division, among others

Favorite Books

Chimamanda Ngozie Adichie - Americanah Juli Zeh - Spieltrieb Chuck Palahniuk - Invisible Monsters, Lullaby, Haunted Roberto Bolaño - 2666 Zadie Smith - White Teeth Haruki Murakami - Kafka on the Shore John Irving - The World According to Garp Anya Ulinich - Lena Finkle's Magic Barrel

Favorite Movies

Adam's Apples, Juno, Doubt, Volver, Eyes Wide Shut, Requiem for a Dream, The Savages

Favorite Television

Six Feet Under, 30 Rock, Scrubs, Last Week Tonight, Orange is the New Black, Stranger Things

Favorite Crafts

Unfortunately, I'm not talented at all when it comes to crafts.


A short list of things I love and would love to receive, in alphabetical order.

Any kind of tea - I especially like unflavoured black tea, peppermint and apple tea, but I'd be more than happy to discover lots of new teas.

black&white postcards

cat postcards

anything coffee flavoured or scented, as long as it's vegan

dark chocolate

deco tape

earrings (studs or small dangle earrings)

handmade items are welcome as long as they're well made

Moomin items

panties - size M, no cartoon characters and no thongs please. See below for my favourite colours.

pens, pencils, erasers

anything raspberry flavoured or scented, as long as it's vegan

socks - size 39-42, preferably plain, striped or dotted, no cartoon socks please. See below for my favourite colours.

Favourite colours - I love intense, saturated colours, especially raspberry red, cherry red, chocolate brown, purple and royal blue.

Favourite patterns - paisley, polka dots


A short list of things that I don't really like or that I have no use for, in alphabetical order

Anne Geddes

Disney items

any dog-related items - I'm such a cat person!

fridge magnets

hoop earrings or big dangle earrings

milk chocolate

multiview postcards

non-vegan food items

anything vanilla scented

white chocolate


Comment: Did not receive anything, but will rerate if sent/resent!
petaluda rated for Non-English Music Swap on Nov 30, 2016
Comment: Thank you very much for the beautiful selection of songs and the bonus song . I liked the way you explained the songs :)
ihni rated for Non-English Music Swap on Nov 28, 2016
Comment: Thank you for the songs and the links! I especially liked the Tomte song (I like the feeling of it!), and Kino (I like it but I didn't understand a word ... but it feels like wakin gup in the middle of the night when you've fallen asleep in front of the TV and have to go to bed but you know that if you get up you'll wake up for real and have a hard time falling back asleep ...). And I'm Swedish and I didn't recognise the swedish songs! :D I've listened to some of Sigur Rós' music before too, and it's so ... weird. But beautiful. I like it. And also Mashrou' Leila; I loved that one. It's the language, I think. It's beautiful. Thank you for the bonus one as well! :D
Comment: Really beautiful postcard! Thank you very much!
natasa20 rated for "My favourite painting" PC swap on Oct 2, 2013
Comment: Love this card! It's stunning thank you so much for sharing it with me :) lots of love x
beinguided rated for Quick swap of Summer postcards on Sep 24, 2013
Comment: thanks for the last bit of summer pc. unfortunately our season of winter rain has started early :-(
todosBouti rated for A to Z Questions (International) on Sep 19, 2013
Roxxy84 rated for Interest me in a new book No. 4 on Sep 14, 2013
Comment: Thanks for the page from your book :-) I will look it up on Goodreads to see what it's about. It was nice to read your comments in the sideline!
AnnSo rated for Interest me in a new book No. 4 on Sep 13, 2013
Comment: Hallöchen! Dorian Gray...sehr cool, habe ich aber schon gelesen =) Und ich mag deine Randnotizen. Also danke schön =)
Nela rated for European tea lovers! on Jan 7, 2013
Comment: I´m sorry for this rating, but nothing arrived for this swap. Any answer for my message. I will change rating, when I receive your swap.
Response: I'm sooo sorry! I sent out the swap but for whatever reason it didn't make its way to you. I haven't been on swap-bot for months so I only see this now - will be happy to resend. :(
sonja rated for Advent Tea Swap 2012 on Jan 2, 2013
Comment: thanks..
hereiam rated for Anonymous Tea Trade #9~ Quick Send on Dec 21, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the tea. :)
Cocpufffs rated for Anonymous Tea Trade #9~ Quick Send on Dec 10, 2012
Comment: Thank you for the tea. I love trying tea from other countries. It's kinda like an adventure since I can't read the bags.
lilbopeep1984 rated for Advent Tea Swap 2012 on Dec 2, 2012
Comment: Thanks Lena! Can't wait to open these teas!
TamaraEpps rated for Proust Questionnaire 2012 on Dec 2, 2012
Comment: Thanks for your answers.
ladydy5 rated for Proust Questionnaire 2012 on Nov 30, 2012
Comment: Interesting answers. Thanks for the insight
kankalin rated for Let's play a game #2 on Nov 26, 2012
Comment: Wow, I wish I would look like this! Seriously, you got many things right: I am relatively tall (170), relatively fit ( I still love my cakes :) ) and wear minimal make up. Thanks for the great card and nice description
Johkup rated for Christmas Stocking - Europe on Nov 24, 2012
Comment: Thank you so much for the lovely Christmas Stocking :)

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meneerdepeer on Aug 24, 2012:

hi Lena, i have send you the I feel Pretty swap 18 August, have you already recieved it? i'm realy curious what you think of my swap ;-). x samantha

sanna on Aug 16, 2012:

Hi Lena! Thank you for hosting second round for Come to the dark side - Black tea & dark chocolate. :)

SoupLike on May 10, 2012:

Hello Lena! Just dropped to say hi and mention that personally I find your nickname simply beautiful. :) Actually, it was it (your eye-catching associative nickname) that led me here at all. ;D And after reading your profile I have to say that you seem to be a truly interesting person and I would love to swap something with you (I'm not quite sure yet what exactly, but I bet I could find a couple of things you'd like). ;) Let me know what you think about it and have a great day! :)


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