Category Archives: Caribbean

Happy Anniversary, Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian!: Some Highlights from the Last 5 Years

Did you know it was exactly five years ago that I started this blog? I can’t believe it, and probably wouldn’t have noticed except for a handy WordPress notification that popped up last week when I logged in and informed … Continue reading

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Four Queer Black Canadian Women Writers You Should Be Reading for Black History Month

It’s February, and that means it’s Black History Month! Check out these four queer Black Canadian women authors whose books you should definitely have on your shelves. Continue reading

Posted in Black, Canadian, Caribbean, Dionne Brand, Fantasy, Fiction, Lesbian, Nalo Hopkinson, paranormal, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, Science Fiction, Short Stories, Toronto | Tagged , | 20 Comments

Something Old, Something New, Makes Something Blue: A Review of Lise MacTague’s DEPTHS OF BLUE

Depths of Blue by Lise MacTague (book one in the Deception’s Edge series) belongs to a few genres I don’t normally read: military science fiction, and romance. So I honestly wasn’t quite sure how much I would like this novel … Continue reading

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“The good thing about pen and words”: A Review of Shani Mootoo’s Poetry Collection THE PREDICAMENT OF OR

I count Shani Mootoo as one of Canada’s most gifted writers, her first novel Cereus Blooms at Night being one of the first queer books I read after coming out and still one of my favourite books of all time. … Continue reading

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A Reflection on My Year of Reading QTPOC Books

When I was looking back on the books that I had read in 2014, I realized that, despite the fact that according to lots of people’s standards I read very ‘diverse’ books, I had read more than twice the amount … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Caribbean, Dionne Brand, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay, Indigenous, latina, Lesbian, magic realism, Non-Canadian, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Postcolonial, Queer, Shani Mootoo, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Young Adult | Tagged , , , | 16 Comments

2015 Bookish Survey

This is an adapted list that I used last year to have a look back at what books I had read, originally stolen from Danika over at the lesbrary!  I did a reading challenge this year where I only read … Continue reading

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Falling in Love with Nalo Hopkinson and Her Short Story Collection FALLING IN LOVE WITH HOMINIDS

When one of your favourite authors releases a new book, there’s always some trepidation along with the excitement. Is it going to be as good as your old favourites? What if you get really excited only to be let down … Continue reading

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