Category Archives: Alberta

8 Awesome Asian Canadian Queer Books

These are some of my favourite books, and I bet they will become your favourites too once you read them. These books are all written by queer and/or trans Asian Canadian authors AND all feature queer and/or trans Asian Canadian … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta, Asian, Bisexual, Canadian, comics, Coming-of-age, Fantasy, Farzana Doctor, Fiction, Graphic, Hiromi Goto, Lesbian, list, magic realism, Mariko Tamaki, memoir, Queer, Rural, South Asian, Trans, Trans Feminine, Young Adult | Tagged , , | 2 Comments

A Sadly Disappointing Bi YA Novel: A Review of Nicole Markotić’s ROUGH PATCH

Here’s the sad truth readers: I wanted to love YA novel Rough Patch by Nicole Markotić so much. IT HAS THE WORD BISEXUAL ON THE FIRST PAGE. I thought after that there was nothing this book could do to make … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta, Bisexual, Canadian, Fiction, Queer, Young Adult | 1 Comment

Vegetarian Vampires, Extramarital Affairs, and High School Reunions: A Review of Suzette Mayr’s Wacky Novel VENOUS HUM

If you’ve been feeling like all the books you’ve read recently are the same-old, same-old, you should definitely read Venous Hum by Suzette Mayr. Along with Sybil Lamb’s I’ve Got a Time Bomb, Venous Hum is probably one of the … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta, Black, Canadian, Fiction, Lesbian, paranormal, Queer | Tagged , | 6 Comments

There Sure Are a Lot of Great Canadians in the 2015 Lambda Literary Award finalists!

Is it that time of year again already?  The 2015 Lambda Literary Award finalists were announced today!  As I’ve written before, I have mixed feelings about the lammies, their policies (mostly past), and their decisions.  However, this year’s finalists include … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta, Asian, Bisexual, Butch, Canadian, Caribbean, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic, Indigenous, Lesbian, Montreal, News, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, Rural, Shani Mootoo, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Transgender, Zoe Whittall | Tagged , , | 14 Comments

The Best Queer Women’s Fiction of 2014

Another year is ending, and another year where I added more books to my to-read list than  I scratched off.  Oh well.  New Years also means it’s time for the best of 2014.  I didn’t read as many new books … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta, Amber Dawn, Asian, Bisexual, Canadian, Dionne Brand, Erotica, Fiction, Lesbian, Postcolonial, Queer, Romance, Shani Mootoo, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Vancouver | 5 Comments

Gender Landmines: Trans Masculinities, Femininities, and Binaries: A Review of Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon’s Gender Failure

I’ve been putting off writing a review of Ivan E. Coyote and Rae Spoon’s collaborative book Gender Failure since I read an advanced reading copy back in March.  This is despite the fact that I had two type-written pages of … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta, Butch, Canadian, Graphic, Ivan E. Coyote, Montreal, Queer, Rural, Short Stories, Trans, Trans Masculine, Vancouver | Tagged , | 22 Comments

“To Let Yourself Want Something”: A Review of Natalie Meisner’s Double Pregnant

Beware, if you pick up Double Pregnant: Two Lesbian Moms Make a Family by Natalie Meisner and you’re at all at the stage in your life where you’re beginning to feel the baby fever.  I spent a good portion of the … Continue reading

Posted in Alberta, Black, Butch, Lesbian, Non-Fiction, Queer, Rural | Tagged , | 3 Comments