Happy … summer? I hope it’s feeling sufficiently summery for you wherever you are and whatever that means for you! This month’s Patreon update—click on that link if you don’t know what I’m talking about—is fairly quiet. Good news is that I’ve made it back up to $75 a month, which was my third goal! (The last two months I had gone past $75 and then back down again). I haven’t decided what next goal I should set and what amount I should choose, so if you have any ideas for what you’d like to see on Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, let me know! I am wondering if anyone is interested in specific kinds of posts, like opinion pieces, personal book-related essays, interviews with authors or people who work in publishing, or anything thing else LGBTQ2IA+ book-related! What kind of content do you want more or less of? Is there something I’m not doing at all that you would like? I made a very quick Google forms survey (4 questions that shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes to fill out) and would LOVE to hear from you. Even if you only read my site occasionally, please feel free to fill out the survey.
Another lucky reader got a free queer book this month! Here are the options they had to choose from:
In case you missed any of the posts, this month I published two exciting book lists: 5 Two-Spirit and Queer Indigenous Writers to Read Right Now and 5 New and Upcoming Queer and Trans Canadian Books which include many amazing books and authors you should definitely read. I also reviewed trans and two-spirted poet Gwen Benaway’s poetry collection Passage. I also wrote a piece profiling the three finalists for this year’s Dayne Ogilvie prize for emerging LGBT Canadian writers: Kai Cheng Thom, Eva Crocker, and Ali Blythe.
And as always I want to individually thank all of the people who’ve signed up to be patrons. You lovely humans are: Danika, Leigh, Anna Marie, Kim, Jane, Jakelene, Emmet, Madeline, Heather, Carla, Naz, Laurita, Kirsten, Ashleah, Jason, Jillian, Anton, Shelagh, Priscila, Allison, Ang, James, Seed, Rachael, Julie, Katherine, Rachel, and Samuel! If any of you new (or old) folks are interested in being a part of the Interview with a Queer Reader series, write me at stepaniukcasey [at] gmail.com.