Swap-bot Time: August 13, 2022 7:29 am


Date Joined: November 2, 2014
Last Online: August 11, 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.


MorganeZwelt rated for Vintage tourist card #25 on Aug 13, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the beautiful card, it's amazing!
MorganeZwelt rated for Postcard Surprise #01 on Aug 7, 2022
Comment: Thanks sooo much for the amazing cards you sent me!
hazelwitch3 rated for ESO: Teamwork PC #11 on Aug 6, 2022
Comment: Great choice of an image for the postcard! I'm already coming up with ideas of ways to take the book theme further. And I loved the map envelope -- thank you!
Response: I hope I will see the final result in the ESO Facebook group!
AJ73 rated for Postcard Bag #12 on Aug 4, 2022
Comment: I must say ALL of the postcards in this bag are very nice and in excellent condition. It will be a challenge to choose the postcards I want to keep.
carol rated for BLC Book recommendation Postcard #15 on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: Thanks for the recommendations! I need to try a Lianne Moriarty book. She seems really popular! Thanks for hosting this swap, too! LOVE that library PC!
Comment: This is the second piece of happy mail from you today!! I just happened to know this swapper user name from a recent swap so her library card will go home to her this week! Thanks so much. xxMuggleMom
MuggleMom rated for BLC - Α & Ω on Jul 25, 2022
Comment: It's raining mail from Vivien today for me. I really enjoyed "Circe" and I found her other book "The Song of Achilles" just as wonderful. I hope you read both of them! Thank you for the happy mail!! xxMuggleMom
carrotkate rated for BLC Book recommendation #13 on Jul 19, 2022
Comment: Thank you for the book recommendations!
alittledabble rated for BLC - My Bookstore on Jul 16, 2022
Comment: What a wonderful swap! Thank you so much! I especially appreciated your letter. I love the workshops you described! ❤️
ahywka rated for Travelling Book Card #47 on Jul 15, 2022
Comment: Your bookcard arrived today😁 thanks for recomendations, i'll check them during my vacation 🙃
Response: ☀️ happy vacation and a relaxing time ☀️
tatntole rated for BLC - Α & Ω - #02 on Jul 14, 2022
Comment: My library doesn't seem to have a Benedict Jacka novel, none of them.
Response: That’s sad! Maybe you can ask to think about it? With my library that works very well. Thank you for the heart
Vickyen rated for BLC Book recommendation Postcard #14 on Jul 12, 2022
Comment: Hi Vivien! I hope things are going well! Thank you for the lovely book pc (very cool!) and the recommendations! Hugs, Happy Reading, and Swapping! ;)
ericabella rated for Vintage tourist Swap #22 on Jul 8, 2022
Comment: I love the postcard from Spain! Thank you!
Comment: Hi Vivien, first and foremost kudos to you for using magazine/book paper as an envelope. It is very thoughtful of you. I have not read the Chief Inspector Armand Gamache series but your rating and the genre is tempting for me. I don't think I ever read Austen's Persuasion. I noticed that they have made a Netflix movie which is going to release on 15th July. Any plans of watching it? I think I might go for this modern adaptation after reading it. I'm glad we swapped. Thank you and happy swapping.
Response: Thank you for the Netflix hint! I will definitely check out if it’s at Netflix Germany too then!
Risna rated for Vintage tourist Card #24 on Jul 3, 2022
Comment: Ganz lieben Dank für die tolle Karte! Und oh ja, Urlaub klingt großartig. Mit etwas Glück kann ich im August eine Woche land remote aus den Alpen arbeiten. Da wäre dann immerhin ein kleiner Ortwechsel. Richtig frei machen kann ich wohl erst Ende Oktober, hoffentlich dann aber für zwei Wochen am Stück, die Planungen laufen. ;-)
Response: Ich drücke die Daumen!!
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

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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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