Swap-bot Time: August 4, 2020 1:28 am
www.swap-bot.com

BrunetteBunny

BrunetteBunny
Date Joined: December 12, 2019
Last Online: August 3, 2020
Birthday: February 11
Country: United States
My main instagram
My mail art instagram
My pinterest

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 three 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

5
rating
Comment: That Austin Public Library card is great!
USAFwife rated for LLU: Your last library books on Jul 17, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I hope your library re-opens soon. :) Ours on base is just starting, but the ones off base are still all closed, not even open for curbside. :( I was happy to finally return my books, though - really wish I'd chosen differently! :)
AZmom875 rated for LLU: Your last library books on Jul 15, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I looked up a lot of books on your list. I added Ray vs. the meaning of life to my Paperbackswap.com wishlist. I am wisher 2. Bookmooch.com could not even find the author. My library doesnt have any of his books either. Great list. I am still going through it see if the books interest. me. I appreciated your honest comments about the books and their reading desire.
ccmmsu rated for Group: Library Lovers Challenge #2 on Jul 14, 2020
5
rating
Comment: How cool that the library honors the neighborhood and community that way! I love history on the every-day people level, so that sounds fascinating to me. Thank you for a great pc and for the awesome reading bunny sticker. :)
5
rating
Comment: I also got this swap from you today as well! Thanks for the bigger bookish postcard and the card, it was a joy to read! Have a lovely day!
5
rating
Comment: I got your postcard today! Thank you so much, Heather!
USAFwife rated for TBR: In June I read ... on Jul 4, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Our library is opening up a bit, too. I'm trying to to add too much! But they're still working on putting out the new books, so less temptation. :) I did read The Grace Year, before it first came out, as an ARC. :)
Response: All that pent up demand, it's hard not to go bananas!
5
rating
Comment: I love YA fiction too, and fantasy of course. I read one by the author of The Night CIrcus (which I haven't read, but is on my list now!). The Starless Sea--talk about an unconventional approach! I loved it. I'll have to check out Reverie, too.Sounds good.
colleenbUSA rated for TBR: In May I read ... on Jun 23, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Great job! I’m so sorry I didn’t rate earlier! I thought I had!
USAFwife rated for TBR: In May I read ... on Jun 8, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Looks like you made some good progress. :) Our libraries still aren't open, so I'm still working off of ebooks, my TBR and whatever I can find on sale to buy. :( We just started listening to the young readers version of Stamped, and again, I'm jealous of my kids because we didn't get good books like this when I was younger! :) Thanks for sharing your updates & progress. :)
Response: Stamped is legit and I'm so glad you are getting to share it with your kids!
rubberduck rated for quick nude atc swap on Jun 4, 2020
5
rating
Comment: thank you for the great atc and all the fun extras
Response: Thank you for your patience--also sorry I misread the instructions and sent an ATC coin instead of the regular shape/size! I only realized after I sent it.
fiorellaione rated for TBR: In May I read ... on Jun 2, 2020
5
rating
Comment: What a huge pile of books to return! That won't fit in a backpack xD Great progress! =)
5
rating
Comment: The Caraval series sounds interesting. I finished my book and I really liked it. Judith McNaught's books are just as I remembered.
ccmmsu rated for Library Lovers Challenge #1 on May 29, 2020
5
rating
Comment: I want to come to your library! :) Thank you so much for all the library swag. I think I actually gasped in delight when the penguin button slid out of the envelope. The bookmark made me lol ("I do believe in Texans!"). It looks like your summer reading program is going to be awesome.
5
rating
Comment: Thank you! My library is doing the same. I so miss my home away home.
fiorellaione rated for TBR In April I read ... on May 18, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Great progress! :D
5
rating
Comment: Thank you so much for the mail. I love how you decorated the envelope with bunny stickers.
Bucket rated for TBR In April I read ... on May 12, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Wow, that's a lot of reading!
5
rating
Comment: Hi Heather, Great to read your review! Thanks!
monsbrick rated for TBR In April I read ... on May 9, 2020
5
rating
Comment: Hi Heather, love your perspective. Your interest in YA interests me too as ooften read YA fiction too.

Rating Overview

Overall Hearts Stars Hosted
5.0000 63 2 2
Completed Fives Threes Ones
69 79 0 0
Type 1 Type 2 Type 3 Uncategorized
11 41 17 0
View all

Currently Hosting

  • the user is not hosting any current swaps

Comments

debtea2 on Jul 15, 2020:

Happy summer

Login to leave a comment now!