Happy October and happy Halloween, my favourite holiday!
This is by far my most belated update, and for that I am sorry! I do realize October is almost over and yet here I am posting the update I usually do first thing in the month. I was on vacation for the first 2 weeks of the month (in Japan, which was amazing) and since I got back I’ve been suffering with a seemingly never-ending cold while also starting my first full fledged librarian job! So you can probably see why I am behind on Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian. You can hopefully look forward to a chock-full end of the month and back to normal for November.
Some big Patreon related news is that I’m at over $100 a month now! I offered a little contest on Twitter to the patron who signed up and bumped me up over $100 and that lucky person Loretta has a queer book in the mail as we speak! Thank you all so, so much for all your continued support. I wouldn’t be able to keep up the content on the blog if it wasn’t for your support. There was of course also the usual monthly winner of a queer book, Nicole. Congrats to both of you! These are the books Nicole had to choose from:
Did you miss any of my September content? I made a fun seasonally appropriate list of 5 spooky queer books, ranging from quite terrifying to slightly creepy. I also wrote reviews of Steam Clean, short little gem of a graphic novel about a queer women’s sauna party somewhere in Northern Europe and The Clothesline Swing, a poetic elegiac novel told from an elderly gay Syrian man’s perspective. Bisexual visibility week is over, but that doesn’t mean you don’t need these 10 Canadian bisexual books in your life and that you shouldn’t be mad about the bisexual erasure in Rainbow Rowell’s Carry On. Also check out my Book Riot post for National Coming Out Day on 13 YA books with bisexual boy characters.
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, Jane, Jakelene, Emmet, Madeline, Heather, Carla, Laurita, Jason, Jillian, Shelagh, Priscila, Allison, Ang, James, Seed, Julie, Katherine, Rachel, Samuel, Amy, Sarah, Daniel, Sarah, Chantelle, Al, Undertheteacup, Karen, Nicole, Leora, Loretta, and Mandy!
Reminder that 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