In last month’s Patreon update—click on that link if you don’t know what I’m talking about—I gave you a link to a very quick Google forms survey so I could get some feedback from you, dear readers, on what directions you think I should take with my blog in the future. I’ve got 26 responses so far, which is honestly more than I thought I would get since I did only the bare minimum of promotion for it. I’m going to leave it open for another month and put a little more effort into putting the word out there so I can hopefully get some more responses. So far there have been some really rad suggestions! There are only 4 questions that shouldn’t take more than 5 minutes to fill out, so if you have a few free minutes, I’d love it if you could take the survey. If you have thoughts about the kind of content that is already on the blog or if you have ideas for new stuff that you would like to see, this is your chance to tell me!
This month the winner of the queer book draw was one of my brand-new patrons! Congrats, Amy! Here were the choices this month:
In case you missed them, my favourite posts from June were: “The 8 2017 Lammy Winners I’m Most Excited about, Including 3 Canadians!” “My Favourite Queer Books of 2017 (So Far”—featuring A Place Called No Homeland by Kai Cheng Thom, The Fifth Season by N.K. Jemisin, Things to Do When You’re Goth in the Country by Chavisa Woods, and more!—and my review of Alec Butler’s 2spirit, trans, intersex book Rough Paradise, which reminded me a lot of queer classic Stone Butch Blues. Also, did you know I had TWO articles on Autostraddle last month? I had my usual Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian column, 8 Books That Feature Bisexual Women (And Don’t Focus On Their Sex Lives), AND I did a combo book review and author interview with SJ Sindu about her debut novel Marriage of a Thousand Lies. It’s an amazing book and Sindu had lots of interesting, smart things to say. Check it out!
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, Jason, Jillian, Anton, Shelagh, Priscila, Allison, Ang, James, Seed, Julie, Katherine, Rachel, Samuel, Amy, and Sarah! 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.