Category Archives: paranormal

5 Canadian Queer Beach Reads

When I say “beach reads,” I mean books that are relatively light-hearted in content, have a writing style that isn’t dense, and are easy to pick up and put down (i.e., don’t have very convoluted plots). You may read these … Continue reading

Posted in Bisexual, Canadian, Erotica, Fiction, Graphic, Lesbian, list, Mariko Tamaki, paranormal, Queer, Romance, South Asian, Vancouver, Young Adult | 2 Comments

The Seven Canadian and Indigenous Lambda Finalists I’m Most Excited About

In case you missed it, last week the finalists for the 29th Lambda Literary Awards for LGBTQ+ Literature were announced, and there were some pretty rad Canadians and/or Indigenous folks on the list! Here are the finalists that I’m most … 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 , | 18 Comments

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

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Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian # 9: Books With Queer Lady Scientist Characters

Request number two from my friend L: Any books where a queer woman protagonist is a scientist of some kind and that’s not used as a shorthand for her queerness? Well this is a toughie.  When I tried googling some … 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