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BrunetteBunny

BrunetteBunny
Date Joined: December 12, 2019
Last Online: March 30, 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

Orro rated for WTL: Pattern party! #1 on Jul 18, 2021
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Comment: Another LLU group coordinator sent me something to angel this swap. I will gladly re-rate if I receive something from you!
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Comment: This was marked as sent 3/23/21, but I never received it--I am willing to re-rate if you want to resend, as it is possible it just got lost in the mail. As of today you haven't logged into swap-bot since 3/30, so I hope everything is going ok for you. 💛 Take care
dmwcheng rated for WTL: Winter Washi Tape Swap on May 9, 2021
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Comment: Wowza! Thank you for your package. I love the washi tape selection and the cute bear card. =) Hehehehe. Have a beautiful weekend with people who matter to you. Cheerios.
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Comment: Never received this swap - not sure where you went to - if you return and make good on your swaps, I will re-rate. Hope all is ok.
colleenbUSA rated for TBR: In March I read ... on Apr 17, 2021
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Comment: Good job!
Meisje rated for WTL: Washi stickers on Apr 14, 2021
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Comment: I have reached out to you asking if everything is okay because status is unsend. No response. I will change rating if I receive the swap.
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Comment: Thank you. I enjoyed your letter. Thank you for the tea! I liked the girl sticker and how everything matched.
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Comment: Hiya Heather again! I loved again what you wrote so thank you so much! It's always so lovely swapping with you!
jessnewson98 rated for LLU: Library Lovers' Day 2021 on Apr 3, 2021
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Comment: Heather, how are you so sweet? Your letter came at just the right time, everything you wrote lifted me up and made me believe in myself again just when I was doubting if my studies were all worth it, so I can't thank you enough for being this encouraging nudge I needed. I actually cried reading your letter, truly, thank you! Also, I cannot wait to check out all those recommendations! Everything about your swap was just so sweet and wholesome! Oh, where did you get that stylish stamp paper to make that pocket for the "library due date card"?
Eulegirl rated for TFT-Valentine Card & Tea on Mar 13, 2021
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Comment: Thank you! I love this card--it's excellent! Going to enjoy the tea as well
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Comment: Amazing job!
KSENiA rated for TBR: In February 2021 I read ... on Mar 8, 2021
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Comment: Thank you for sharing.
bringitb rated for WTL: Six washi for two partners #1 on Mar 4, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the great washi! I really appreciate the awesome extras, too. =) Hope you're keeping safe over there -- we've been watching all the craziness on the news.
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Comment: Hi Heather, thanks for the beautiful postcard! I loved The Bear and The Nightingale, too, though not the second book in the series as much (perhaps it had been too long since I'd read the first). I am glad you were able to weather through that storm, and I hope your community is doing OK. Take care!
Bucket rated for TBR: In February 2021 I read ... on Mar 4, 2021
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Comment: Thanks for the update!
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☺️☺️❤️

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Comments

weatherwax on May 17, 2021:

I hope you are fine!!! If you have fixed your rating and want to re-join the LDEM - group, than just send me a message :)

debtea2 on Mar 29, 2021:

Hi

Hoping all is well

debtea2 on Oct 2, 2020:

debtea2 on Jul 15, 2020:

Happy summer

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