Swap-bot Time: June 30, 2022 3:20 am


Date Joined: November 2, 2014
Last Online: June 29, 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.


lostinavalon rated for Learn Something New #6 on Jun 27, 2022
carol rated for LLU: Traveling Library Card Swap #22 on Jun 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the cool envie and stamp, and the library card to send home at last! It's been traveling for SO long! I'm hoping I get mine back one of these rounds, too! Love the cute notecard and book recommendation too! Thanks!
thecolorofinfinity rated for Vintage tourist swap #23 on Jun 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the great card--looks like a really interesting place to visit!
LilacSilence rated for Travelling Book Card #46 on Jun 23, 2022
Comment: Hello Vivien, your travelling bookcard arrived safely. Thank you for extra recommendations.
Selewis91 rated for Travelling book card #44 on Jun 21, 2022
uiltje rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #10 on Jun 19, 2022
Comment: Sorry for this late rating. I thought I already did. Now I am thinking about the next round. I love the PC with the yellow mailbox for Rechnungen and Liebesbriefe ;-)
anicka22 rated for BLC Book recommendation #12 on Jun 2, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the card. It really took the long route
NRGordon rated for Learn Something New #6 on Jun 1, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the swap. Fun! We have Atlantic Quahogs, a type of clam, around here. They can apparently live for 300 to 400 years. They aren't near as much fun to watch as a tortoise though.
Comment: Received your library card and typewriter postcard - I liked the map envelope! So nice to see this little surprise in my mail box. I'll be sending off the library card on its journey.
Fwetqwa rated for Postcard Bag #10 on May 28, 2022
Comment: Hi Vivien! just receive the PC bag. Thank you very much! A lot of choices in there, have a great day!
lostinavalon rated for Travelling book card #45 on May 26, 2022
Comment: Thanks so much!
BalticFox rated for Learn Something New #6 on May 20, 2022
Comment: Thank you for sharing the details about "Jonathan!"
mb58ca rated for Learn Something New #6 on May 18, 2022
Comment: Aww, bless his heart--haha. A very interesting link.
ahywka rated for Learn Something New #6 on May 18, 2022
Comment: Thanks for sharing :) I had no idea that there is so old tortoise still alive :)
Comment: Perfect postcard, and great choices! I would LOVE to go to the Library of Alexandria. :-)
AZmom875 rated for BLC bookcover/theme PC INT #2 on May 14, 2022
Comment: I had to read several of the books on your Postcard, for high school literature: Catcher in the Rye, The Scarlet letter, The Great Gatsby, To kill a mockingbird, Moby Dick. You know as a teenager there is attitude, instead of gratitude. So it seemed like a chore except for to Kill a mockingbird. Thanks for being in the swap.
ccmmsu rated for LLU: Traveling Library Card Swap #20 on May 5, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the traveling cards! :) Our library just had a used book sale, so my oldest kid and I loaded up on some new (to us) books. Those sales are dangerous! lol
laprochaine rated for Vintage tourist card #19 on May 2, 2022
annychenghk rated for Postcard Bag #09 on Apr 26, 2022
Rhino44 rated for BLC: book cover/theme postcard INT on Apr 22, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the postcard -- and its great stamp. I read Vanity Fair about a million years ago and don't remember it but I think I liked it at the time! Your book club sounds great, an interesting selection of books. Happy spring!

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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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