Category Archives: latina

Some Personal Favourites and Canadian Finalists for the 2018 Lambda Literary Awards

Can you believe I’m only writing about the announcement of Lambda Literary Award finalists now? It happened like 2 weeks ago! Well, better later than never. Here are some highlights, of personal favourites and also Canadian finalists: Fiction Finalists In … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Canadian, Fantasy, Fiction, Graphic, latina, Lesbian, list, memoir, News, Non-Canadian, Non-Fiction, Poetry, Queer, Science Fiction, Short Stories, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Feminine, Trans Masculine, Transgender | 6 Comments

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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Bookish Survey 2016: A Review of My Year in Reading

This is a year-end reading survey I’ve been using for a couple years now that I originally stole from Danika at The Lesbrary in 2014. (If you’re not following The Lesbrary, you’re missing out on a lot of rad queer … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Black, Canadian, Fantasy, Fiction, Gay, Indigenous, Jewish, latina, Lesbian, Montreal, mystery, Non-Canadian, Queer, Romance | Tagged | 17 Comments

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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Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian # 8: LGBTQ Magic Realism

My friend L writes: Any (well written!) magic realism books with LGTBQ characters? Preferably not YA or NA. Any books where a queer woman protagonist is a scientist of some kind and that’s not used as a shorthand for her … Continue reading

Posted in Amber Dawn, ask your friendly neighbourhood lesbrarian, Black, Canadian, Caribbean, Fiction, latina, magic realism, Non-Canadian, paranormal | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Some Thoughts on the 27th Lambda Literary Awards

Ah, the Lambda Literary awards.  Every year I feel a mixture of excitement and trepidation looking for the winners and the recap of the ceremony, which was Monday June 1st. Excitement because these awards are the be all end all … Continue reading

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