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BrunetteBunny

BrunetteBunny
Date Joined: December 12, 2019
Last Online: May 27, 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 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

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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
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Comment: Great progress! :D
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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
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Comment: Wow, that's a lot of reading!
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Comment: Hi Heather, Great to read your review! Thanks!
monsbrick rated for TBR In April I read ... on May 9, 2020
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Comment: Hi Heather, love your perspective. Your interest in YA interests me too as ooften read YA fiction too.
Allylu rated for Library Lovers Postcard Prompt #15 on May 5, 2020
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Comment: I kind of like steampunk, too. Our conveniences would go by the wayside if we were to time travel. i love reading about it though.
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Comment: I love the postcard! And I also learned a bit, haha! I’ve actually never read any of his books
carol rated for Library Lovers Postcard Prompt #16 on May 2, 2020
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Comment: I love your colored pencils PC! Such a lovely image, too. This one is a keeper, for sure! I also really enjoy YA books. I find many are written really well and have great characters and stories. I'll put Small Spaces on my list to read! Thanks!
cmalaina rated for Outlander mini pocket letter on May 2, 2020
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Comment: I love it so much you did an amazing job on it
Response: So glad you enjoyed it! It was my first pocket letter, and now I'm hooked!
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Comment: I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the book as much as you've had expected. I hope you had more fun this past month (apologies for rating so late)
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Comment: Thanks for passing along the Library card, I loved that you added a tea bag. So useful while reading.
Bucket rated for TBR: Unread Shelf Project March 2020 on Apr 21, 2020
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mle rated for Totally Inappropriate Blackout Poetry on Apr 10, 2020
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Comment: Thank you! Great ATC! Do you go to Austin Creative Reuse? They just moved close to where you live. I love that place!
Response: In normal times yes! I was thrilled to go to ACR at their new location for their opening celebration before everything shut down. Such an amazing resource!
USAFwife rated for TBR: In March 2020 I read ... on Apr 10, 2020
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Comment: wow, you made a lot of porgress. :) That's great! :) I've been thinking about reading about Ginsburg, but haven't yet. Maybe I'll look for the one you liked so much! :) I find that I rate books 5 stars rarely now days. Not sure why that is, but my average rating last year was 1.5 stars! That's bad! haha Thanks for sharing your lists. :)
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Comment: Oh no! Sorry to hear it wasn't a good book. :( But at least it's off your list? Thanks for sharing!
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Comment: Heather, Thank you so much for the beautiful Easter card and for the fun items inside! Oh my, the truck stickers are ADORABLE!!! Thanks again! xoxo
Response: So glad you liked it! I love Easter stuff because of all the bunnies and flowers!
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Comment: I did the stay at home 24-in-48 RAT too though I only read 11 hrs! Are you doing the Dewey's 24-hr RAT the last weekend of this month?
Response: Oh wow, I’m aware of Dewey readathons but had no idea another one was coming up. I’m totally up for another readathon!
Allylu rated for Library Lovers Postcard Prompt #11 on Apr 1, 2020
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Comment: I've been wanting to read a book by Rita Sepetya. My daughter recommends her. Yours sounds exciting.

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