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BrunetteBunny

BrunetteBunny
Date Joined: December 12, 2019
Last Online: November 23, 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

monsbrick rated for LLU: Books for the Spooky Season on Nov 23, 2020
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Comment: Neverwhere is my fav!! Well it’s up there with the Graveyard one by Gaiman. All your recommendations are tempting!!!
monsbrick rated for TBR: Banned Book Week! on Nov 23, 2020
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Comment: I’m so sorry for the late rating! I’ve been asleep over here!!!
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Comment: Thanks for the book recommendation! I'll check it out!
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Comment: Great card! Can’t wait to try the tea. Thanks!
jessnewson98 rated for LLU: TeenTober! on Nov 12, 2020
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Comment: It's so lovely that you're the Youth Librarian, it just really makes me happy! Thank you for your email and everything you wrote, I really enjoyed it all!
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Comment: Heather, I love everything about this swap! The envelope was gorgeous, your handwriting is lovely and I loved what you shared with me in your letter! I hope you have a wonderful week :)
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Comment: Thank you!!
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Comment: Thank you for taking into consideration the glitter! The tea looks so delicious & I can't wait to try it! The poppys look pretty!
Bucket rated for TBR: In October I read ... on Nov 2, 2020
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colleenbUSA rated for TBR: In October I read ... on Nov 2, 2020
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Comment: We all have those months! Where we add more than read, it happens!
monsbrick rated for TBR: In October I read ... on Nov 1, 2020
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Comment: Hi Heather, Congratulations on completing many books this month! Also it must be a great feeling to unhaul many books.
AmyMarie rated for Library Pocket Craft #2 on Nov 1, 2020
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Comment: The pocket is made out of fun paper - where did you get it? Thanks for a nice swap.
Response: I got the paper from one of my fave etsy stationery shops--theCatBoxShop and knew it'd be perfect for you!
postmarkd rated for LLU: Books for the Spooky Season on Oct 30, 2020
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Comment: Oooh I'm so excited - so many books I've never heard of!! I loved Neverwhere and that's the only book I've read. I can't wait to check out the creepy middle grade book - looks terrifying!! Happy Halloween!!
USAFwife rated for LLU: Books for the Spooky Season on Oct 30, 2020
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Comment: I like the way you set up this swap! Good suggestions. :) Hope you get all your planned reading done. :)
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Comment: I like the little card. My tea spreads happiness. I need that. And, the great seeds are not outdated until end of 2021. I looked and could only find seeds outdated end of 2020. They will be planted next year if I live and nothing happens.
MSKcat rated for LLU: TeenTober! on Oct 23, 2020
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Comment: Thanks for your swap. I liked reading about what you were doing as a librarian at your library.
traceyj rated for LLU: TeenTober! on Oct 22, 2020
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Comment: Thanks, Heather, for your thoughtful answers! You sound like a terrific youth librarian, and I'm sure your teens miss you too. I also really enjoyed *Sal and Gabi Break the Universe* and look forward to swapping again with you in the future. 📚 💖
Response: Have you read book 2 yet? It might be even better than the first one!
Rapsy rated for LLU: TeenTober! on Oct 22, 2020
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Comment: I really enjoyed reading your answers, youth librarian, what a dream job! And you're right, we read so many of the same books in high school and they were just so bleh! Take Care :)
Response: It really is! Thanks for the heart!
Bucket rated for TBR: In September I read ... on Oct 20, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the update!
24Donna rated for TFT-Autumn Tea & Note card on Oct 19, 2020
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Comment: Thank you for the hand sewn notecard true symbol of fall! Also the teas thank you both look yummy! Stay safe and God bless you

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debtea2 on Oct 2, 2020:

debtea2 on Jul 15, 2020:

Happy summer

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