Swap-bot Time: October 21, 2021 8:01 am


Date Joined: November 2, 2014
Last Online: October 21, 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)


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 😆
MisplacedfromPA rated for Postcard Bag Round 3 on Oct 5, 2021
Comment: Thank you. Will pass it along on round 4
Comment: Thank you for the lovely card! I am sorry for the late rating -- your letter got mixed up with some other paperwork I had.
Comment: Why do you like what you recommended? I received your reply.
Response: The James Runcie because it‘s so cozy and also historical and in a very refreshing form. The main character is interesting, I like the writing style and the athmosphere. I Heard a lot of people like the tv series, but when they watched it first the don‘t enjoy the books so much. I haven’t watched it so far. The biography is very Academic which i prefer for biographies. It caught my eye because I love the plays by Brecht - reading and watching at theatre.
ScrapHappyGabi rated for Vintage tourist card #10 on Sep 28, 2021
Comment: Beautiful vintage harbour postcard! thank you!! I love the German saying, "There is o bad weather only bad clothes" :) Gabi
howdyholly rated for 3 Blind Vintage Postcards on Sep 28, 2021
Comment: I love the cards!! Thank you.
Comment: Thank you for the postcard. Love your photo. Haven't heard of the Crave series but going to check it out.
Risna rated for PIE: Movies to watch PC on Sep 28, 2021
Comment: Ganz lieben Dank für die ausführliche Liste, mit der ich mich in den kommenden Tagen noch einmal intensiver beschäftigen muss. Ich werde dir dann noch antworten. Vielleicht auch per Post! ;-)
Response: Da freu ich mich sehr drauf!
Swan rated for BLC Book Postcard/Notecard Prompt #10 on Sep 27, 2021
Comment: Thank you! I also sometimes listen to books on cassette. Ich höre mir auch manchmal Bücher auf Kassette an.
Comment: Thank you for the card. The book that you took out sounds very interesting.
MissNyx rated for BLC Book Postcard/Notecard Prompt #9 on Sep 25, 2021
Comment: The beetle stamp on the back is so cool! And so is the subject of the post card…a time machine seems very on theme. If you could only pick one place and time to travel to, which would it be?
Response: The library of Alexandria came to my mind first <3
lostinavalon rated for Traveling Book Card Round 37 on Sep 24, 2021
Comment: Received!
carrotkate rated for LSRUS: Three Letter Sets-Int’l on Sep 21, 2021
Comment: Thank you for the letter sets. The thicker papers will be good to try with different inks in my fountain pens.
Comment: Thanks for explaining where you would like to live. The card shows a bookcase I really need.

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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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