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BrunetteBunny

BrunetteBunny
Date Joined: December 12, 2019
Last Online: February 25, 2021
Birthday: February 11
Country: United States
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About Me

Update: I am running behind on swaps from 2/14-2/26 due to the ice storm, power outages and water shortage in Texas and emergency relief work. Please bear with me as I reach out to my partners and get caught up on my swaps.

I am a 35-year-old book, baking, and bunny lover. I spend my weekends puttering around my vegetable plot at the community garden, playing in my flowerbeds at home, whipping up a loaf of bread, and making cute mail. My favorite way to relax is with a cup of tea (Earl Grey, hot) and a good book in a bubble bath, because I live dangerously.

I am married to a videographer who is a lovely grump, and we have a disabled rescue rabbit named Rabbit Di Niro.

I steal toads. I am obsessed with frogs and toads and have four container ponds. Whenever I go for a walk during the rainy times of year and spot a toad in the street or on the sidewalk, I snatch it up and take it home to live in my garden. I get loads of tadpoles and new lil toads every year. My garden is a registered wildlife habitat and I’m all about attracting wild creatures, but especially amphibians and hummingbirds.

Favorite Books

As a children's librarian, I read loads and loads of books. My happy place is re-reading Terry Pratchett's Discworld series.

Favorite children's authors/illustrators: Christian Robinson, Chris Van Dusen, Jan Thomas, Emma Virjan, Mac Barnett, Rachel Isadora, Ben Clanton, and Aaron Blabley.

Tween/Middle Grade Titles and Series: Nevermoor, Last Kids on Earth, Small Spaces, Wildwood Trilogy, Lumberjanes, and so many more that I'm forgetting.

YA: Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials, Terry Pratchett's Tiffany Aching series, Neil Gaiman's Graveyard Book, Nnedi Okorafor's Akata Witch series, Laini Taylor's Strange the Dreamer, Princeless, anything by Laura Ruby, A.S. King, Leigh Bardugo, Tillie Walden, Elizabeth Acevedo, and Angie Thomas.

Other favorite authors are Neil Gaiman, Barbara Kingsolver, Jason Reynolds, John Steinbeck, David Sedaris, Douglas Adams, Katherine Arden, Margaret Atwood.

I could read the poetry of Wallace Stevens and Gerard Manley Hopkins forever.

I love fantasy, dystopian sci-fi, and anything with a good dose of humor. Mostly I read middle grade novels and hoardes of children's and teen graphic novels, especially queer/GNC ones.

Favorite Television

I live for cozy television--Great British Bake Off, Queer Eye, Call the Midwife, and Downton Abbey.

Guilty pleasures are atrocious CW teen dramas that I rarely finish, including the recently discontinued ones. Think shows where the guys seem to be allergic to wearing shirts and the world is nearly ending (Supernatural, Arrow, etc).

Currently watching: Bridgerton, GBBO, Ted Lasso, Zoey's Extraordinary Playlist, Bob's Burgers, Archer, and Outlander, eagerly awaiting the return of The Orville and Call the Midwife. Basically I'm here for dry comedy and costume drama.

My fandoms are Downton Abbey, Star Trek: The Next Generation, Archer (I'm a Pam), Bob's Burgers (Louise) and Adventure Time (PB).

Favorite Movies

The Princess Bride is certainly the greatest movie ever made, and I've watched it hundreds of times. I have the soundtrack, had posters when I was a teen, included it in my wedding vows, and proudly sport some novelty buttons on my work lanyard.

Beyond that, I'm here for pretty much any Wes Anderson film (except for Life Aquatic).

I host tea parties where we watch period costume dramas, and boozy parties during the holidays where we gently mock terrible Hallmark-style Christmas romances.

Favorite Crafts

I enjoy making cutesy mail art with washi tape and stickers and all that stuff.

Sometimes I get a bee in my bonnet about doing my fancy planner, and I've just started dabbling in watercolor.

I'm enthusiastically inept at lots of crafts, and I do enjoy but rarely pick up my embroidery and candle-making stuff.

Tea

I am a passionate fan of tea, especially flavored tea that’s dessert-inspired. I only drink tea, not herbal tea/tisanes, so any sent my way will be kindly re-homed. I prefer black tea most of all, but also enjoy green and white teas as well as pur-eh, oolong, chai, and matcha, .

My favorite tea companies are Bird and Blend (UK), Murchie’s (Canada), Tea Embassy (US), and Savoy Tea Co (US). I mostly buy loose leaf for myself.

Mail!

I adore long letters, decorated envelopes, and handmade cards/postcards. My aesthetic is watercolor or ultra-realistic nature with metallic and holo accents. I enjoy rabbit, frog/toad, plant/wildflower, forest, orchid, butterfly, and dinosaur things. I love stickers (paper and puffy) and washi. Green is my favorite color!

Dislikes--please no Disney, Hello Kitty, teddy bear, Americana/patriotic, or religious/scripture.

Ratings

PerArduaAdAlta rated for Letter Set Swap on Feb 22, 2021
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Comment: Oh. My. Gosh. I LOVE the stationery you sent! I love those vintage folded postalettes! The music sheet postal themed paper with the bird is so cool! The water colored morning glory paper is just beautiful and I love the slight texture of the paper! And the blue flower paper with the vellum floral envelope is amazing! The to/from sticker you added is appreciated, always handy. And you even included a thoughtful extra envelope of BEAUTIFUL floral and astronomical washi tape and stickers! I appreciate that so much! I've been making these vintage Winnie the Pooh postcards, and I only have two on those large floral washi stickers left, so your timing is perfect! I even love that sturdy piece of cardboard you sent everything with to keep it from bending. That's going into my cardboard collection, because we all appreciate a good piece of cardboard! 😆 So many uses... To conclude my long-winded discourse, I really appreciate how you obviously read my profile and sent such lovely picks for me, thank you!
Bucket rated for TBR: In January 2021 I read ... on Feb 19, 2021
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Comment: Wow, sounds like a brutal and amazing reading month!
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Comment: Thank you so much for the beautiful postcard! Have a wonderful day! Hugs, Diane
Lootuska rated for Magical Christmas! on Feb 12, 2021
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Comment: heyy! thank you for your really pretty letter and extras☺️☺️❤️
VioletFaye rated for TFT-Valentine Card & Tea on Feb 10, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for my most Awesome Valentine and Tea ! Love, Love, Love the Envelope too !
mejulia rated for Valentine & a Book Recommendation on Feb 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much. I am so glad you were my partner. I'm going to look up the book you recommended.
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Comment: Your 'Yuletide' card arrived, thankyou! great to have some new authors to try! Trust 2021 has begun well for you. Tracy.
Response: It has! I feel like that’s a new record for slow mail! But glad you got it before Valentine’s!
USAFwife rated for TBR: In January 2021 I read ... on Feb 2, 2021
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Comment: My goodness, I can't image being required to read - and finish! - books as part of my job! I wish you all the best with that. :) I've only participated in one reading challenge like you mentioned and have to admit, I didn't do very well. haha! I don't often really read like that anymore - audiobooks are totally different, though - I can go through those like water. :) Thanks for sharing your list. :)
FairyLady rated for TBR: In January 2021 I read ... on Feb 1, 2021
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Comment: Wow, nice, 44 books is great, even if it are comics.XD Does irl books mean on your shelf? And thanks for sharing. ^_^
Response: Yes--books I have checked out/bought (digital and physical) that are in my house on my actual bookshelf (and coffee table, bedside table, etc) waiting to be read, as opposed to my TBR collection on Goodreads.
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Comment: Yay for meeting goals!
MKayla rated for WTL:Valentine's Washi Samples on Jan 22, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the cute washi!! I love your valentines playlist!! Heres mine! 1) True Love Ways - Buddy Holly 2) Life is But a Dream - Dion 3) I Thank The Moon - The Crests 4) Thatś My Desire - Dion and The Belmonts 5) Little Star - The Elegants
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your to-read list with me. Some interesting titles! Thanks, also, for the extras.
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Comment: I hope you avoid getting crushed by your bedside pile! LOL good job!
postmarkd rated for Create A Bookmark For Your Library on Jan 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you so much for the patience with the re-send, Heather! Your writing is absolutely gorgeous and I loved reading about your local library! Alas, it seems the postal misfortunes struck again - the bottom corner of the envelope was ripped/worn through and the bookmark was gone.. Hopefully it found its way to a good reading home! Again thanks for the patience, hopefully the mail gets better in the coming months!
Response: Omg noooooo!! It had a photo of treaty oak, the old St Johns orphan home, and a book stack connected by railroad tracks. From now on I’m packing tape wrapping all my edges! I sent you some lil sticker & stamp extras that maybe survived? I hope so!
KSENiA rated for TBR: 2020 End of year update & totals on Jan 11, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
monsbrick rated for TBR: In December I read ... on Jan 10, 2021
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Comment: Hi Heather, love how you get real in this email. You had me laughing. I need to reassess what I have on my Goodreads lists. I like how you include the Goodreads totals.
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Comment: Hi Heather, how exciting you're a professional reader. Is that a daunting task? Or do you find it easy to do? Congratulations on meeting your reading goals last year. 365 books, one for every day of the year, that is an big amount of books.
Response: So far I’m managing okay! It’s kind of a lot of the same type of book, and I’m already longing to break out and read something for me, you know, but I’ve got 5 more titles to finish this weekend!
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Comment: Thanks for sharing your numbers. I've found it difficult to keep track of everything, too. But this project is keeping me aware of the piles & piles of books I surround myself with. So it's a start. :)Happy reading :)
colleenbUSA rated for TBR: In December I read ... on Jan 8, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for sharing!
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Comment: Wow, your average would be 1 book a day if it weren't for the leap year, that's so impressive! And congratulations on becoming a professional reader, that's so cool!

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debtea2 on Jul 15, 2020:

Happy summer

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