Category Archives: Interview with a Queer Reader

Interview with a Queer Reader: Al Talks the Legacy of DYKES TO WATCH OUT FOR, Lesbian Mysteries, Tamora Pierce, and more!

Al Kornelsen is a queer, demi-romantic, non-binary person living on Vancouver Island. They’re a piano accompanist who plays for musicals, choirs, singers, and church services, a piano teacher, and they also work at a coffee shop on the side. Al … Continue reading

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Interview with a Queer Reader: Anna Marie Talks Life-Changing Queer Books Like ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT and Being Forced to Read Books by White Cis Straight Men

August’s queer reader of the month is Anna Marie! They describe themselves as a “mess of confusion always,” as well as a “red sick witch, a crip, a queer, a person who is very obsessed with nouns because they lack … Continue reading

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Interview with a Queer Reader: Julie Thompson Talks Lesbian Pulp Novels, Queer Book Awareness Overload, ANNIE ON MY MIND, and More!

July’s queer reader of the month is Julie Thompson, who describes herself as a “thirty-something, Jane-of-all-trades, bisexual/queer librarian in the Pacific Northwest (US).” She grew up in small towns in the Pacific Northwest and always enjoyed weekly trips to the … Continue reading

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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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Interview with a Queer Reader: Shvaugn Craig Talks Memorizing the Dewey Decimal Number for Gender and Sexuality, Bisexual Books, KUSHIEL’S DART, and Researching Books Like a Serious Hobby

This month’s queer reader is Shvaugn Craig, a voracious reader and big-time supporter of public libraries and diverse books, including SFF, Can Lit, poetry, and the occasional non-fiction title. She’s from a small city in unceded Secwepemc Territory in BC … Continue reading

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Interview with a Queer Reader: Kasey Keeley talks FALL ON YOUR KNEES Being Beautiful while Talking about Ugly Things, Genderqueer Books, and Looking for Stories about Trans People Who Aren’t Perpetual Works-in-Progress

Kasey Keeley is a fellow queer librarian (yay!) who semi-regularly gets a heads up about my blog because when people they know find it, it makes them think of Kasey. Kasey’s a queer, non-binary person who realized they were queer—or … Continue reading

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Interview with a Queer Reader: Emmet Cameron Talks EMPRESS OF THE WORLD, Books about Queer People of Faith, and Growing up in a Queer History Archive of Sorts

Hi and welcome to the second edition of my new “Interview with a Queer Reader” series. This month’s interviewee went above and beyond and drew us a selfie sketch! Keep reading to find out all about Emmet, Sara Ryan’s groundbreaking … Continue reading

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