Category Archives: BDSM

Interview with a Queer Reader: Daniel Shank Cruz Talks Bisexual Books, Queer Mennonite Writers, Tips for Finding New Queer Books and Authors, and More!

June’s queer reader is Daniel Shank Cruz! He grew up in New York City and Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in a Mennonite family. It was because of his Mennonite background that he first got into reading Canadian literature through reading Mennonite writers, … Continue reading

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Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian #3: Taming Toxic, Self-Destructive Lesbians

Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian is a Book Advice Column where you can send me your LGBTQ book related questions and recommendation requests. Send me an email: casey@uvic.ca and put “Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian” in the subject. Continue reading

Posted in ask your friendly neighbourhood lesbrarian, BDSM, Canadian, Erotica, Fiction, Non-Canadian, Young Adult | Tagged , , | 10 Comments

A Valentine’s Day Queer Book Gift Guide

Maybe it’s because I’m a crazy book lover, but to me there is no better present for any occasion than a book.  So, if you’re buying someone—lover, girlfriend, long-term partner—something this Valentine’s Day, consider one of these excellent options: With … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Dawn, Anthology, Asian, BDSM, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Caribbean, Dionne Brand, Erotica, Fiction, Lesbian, Non-Canadian, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, Romance, Sex Work, Trans, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

2014 Bookish Survey

I am mercilessly ripping some of these questions out of order and from various sources that Danika at the Lesbrary used in her end of year book survey. Check hers out too! Best book you read in 2014 Okay, can … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Dawn, Anthology, Asian, BDSM, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Erotica, Fiction, Lesbian, Nalo Hopkinson, Non-Canadian, Postcolonial, Queer, Shani Mootoo, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Zoe Whittall | Tagged , , | 3 Comments

Queer Scare: LBQ Women’s Halloween Reads

Well it’s a dark, gloomy, rainy night in Vancouver and it seems particularly apt to start talking about some seasonally appropriate reads.  By that, of course, I mean queer Halloween books. The Haunting on Hill House by Shirley Jackson What? … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Dawn, Anthology, Asian, BDSM, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Caribbean, Erotica, Fantasy, Fiction, Indigenous, Lesbian, Nalo Hopkinson, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Toronto, Vancouver | Tagged , , | 5 Comments

The Best Erotica I’ve Ever Read: A Review of With a Rough Tongue: Femme Writes Porn, Edited by Amber Dawn and Trish Kelly

Can I just start this review by saying that With a Rough Tongue: Femmes Write Porn (edited by Vancouver writers Amber Dawn and Trish Kelly) is by far THE BEST EROTICA I HAVE EVER READ.  It’s like really good sex—when … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Dawn, Anthology, BDSM, Bisexual, Butch, Canadian, Caribbean, Erotica, Fiction, Kristyn Dunnion, Lesbian, Nalo Hopkinson, Non-Canadian, Postcolonial, Queer, Sex Work, Short Stories, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Vancouver, Zoe Whittall | 8 Comments

Books to Read after a Lesbian Break-up

I’m a big believer in the power of books to fix any kind of problem.  So, of course, since I’m going through a break-up, I turned to my somewhat massive collection of books for comfort and I guess all sorts … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Dawn, Anna Camilleri, Anthology, BDSM, Bisexual, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Erotica, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic, Lesbian, Nalo Hopkinson, Non-Canadian, Non-Fiction, Queer, Science Fiction, Trans, Trans Feminine, Vancouver, Zoe Whittall | Tagged , , | 13 Comments