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BrunetteBunny

BrunetteBunny
Date Joined: December 12, 2019
Last Online: September 18, 2020
Birthday: February 11
Country: United States
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About Me

I am a 34-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: Superstore, Bob's Burgers, Archer, The Magicians, Outlander, and Brooklyn 99, eagerly awaiting the return of The Orville.

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 and oolong. I enjoy chai, matcha, single estate, and flavored-full leaf teas.

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, Americana/patriotic, or religious/scripture.

Ratings

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Comment: Thanks Heather!
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Comment: I think that hat paperclip looks pretty "dickish", so it's a perfect addition to your "dick", lol. Love the boudoir cards! Thanks!
Response: So glad you liked it!
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Comment: Awesome! I love it! Definitely a fan of the MarcelineXBubblegum combo and the shaker sparkles on it are so much fun. ;-) Thank you so much for this resend and all the cool extras! <3 ^.^
Response: OMG I am so glad that made it's way safely to you this time-I thought making it a shaker would be a fun upgrade! Thank you again for your patience!
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Comment: Thanks for the great notecard and goodies. 😀 I loved how you did the envelope. 😀 Same here, we’d always had a stack of books when we left the library as kids. 😀
Response: I love a decorated envie--aren't they so much more fun!
babyjack rated for Sweary Coloring Pages on Sep 4, 2020
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Comment: Thank you!
fiorellaione rated for TBR: In August I read ... on Sep 3, 2020
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Comment: I'm glad you had such fun this month! All your 5 stars books sound very interesting :D
Cubsfanjennie rated for Sweary Coloring Pages on Sep 3, 2020
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Comment: I recieved my coloring pages today and I freaking LOVE them!!!!! thanks so much!!!! <3
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Comment: Thank you for the card and teas. I've been reading a lot more, too. Sometimes I read aloud to my cat!
Response: Um, that is just about the most darling thing I can think of!
USAFwife rated for TBR: In August I read ... on Sep 2, 2020
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Comment: I don't think I'd ever make progress on my TBR if I worked in a library. :) I would be dangerous. As it is, I seem to be checking out more than I'm reading from my actual shelves. Oh well. Gotta check out books to support the library, right? :) Thanks for the update!
Response: The struggle is real. I haven’t checked out anything this week or placed new holds, so progress, maybe?
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Comment: I loved your postcard very much. Thanks for sharing your memories with me.
jessnewson98 rated for LLU: Your last library books on Aug 26, 2020
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Comment: I can't believe how far behind I was with rating, I honestly thought I had rated you for this swap, I am so sorry! Oh my goodness, Heather, thank you so much for your lovely email, I seriously enjoyed reading through it all! I hope you have a great week!
CarolynSW rated for Bookish Monthly Wrap-up July 2020 on Aug 24, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for the cute pages
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Comment: Thanks I got my library card back from you, and it seems full enough for me to just stop traveling. Thanks for all the goodies.
Response: Glad to make your last rotation special!
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Comment: Thank you for the letter. It was nice hearing about your experience as a volunteer. I love the washi samples.
Eulegirl rated for Library Lovers Postcard Prompt #25 on Aug 18, 2020
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Comment: I'm a huge fan of library cookbooks, too. They have a book sale all the time, and I often buy cookbooks from the sale.I have so many!!
monsbrick rated for TBR: In June I read ... on Aug 14, 2020
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Comment: Sorry I thought I had rated you long ago on this swap!! Your books tempt me, especially the dystopian books.
jessnewson98 rated for LLU: book suggestion on Aug 10, 2020
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Comment: Your swap and so much other mail arrived today, the postie certainly delivered! Thank you so much for this swap, I love it! I hope you have a truly awesome day! Stay safe and keep well xx
debtea2 rated for TFT-Simple Summer Sweet Card and Tea on Aug 10, 2020
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Comment: thank you for the lovely card and Tea. hope you had fun
fiorellaione rated for TBR: In July I read ... on Aug 9, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for your update!
colleenbUSA rated for TBR: In July I read ... on Aug 6, 2020
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Comment: Impressive amount of books read! I need to read Kent State!
Response: I’m so sure it’s going to win the Printz Award. It’s really the book for this summer.

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debtea2 on Jul 15, 2020:

Happy summer

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