Tag Archives: jeanette winterson

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

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The Top Ten Best First Lines of Fiction (Oh Yeah, All by Women Writers)

Not only can (and should) you judge a book by its cover, but the first line is always a pretty good indicator of whether you’re going to like a book or not.  The best kinds of first sentences can epitomize tone, … Continue reading

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Holiday Wish List: Don’t Bring Me Figgy Pudding, Bring Me Books!

I’m starting to feel kind of excited about the holidays.  By that, of course, I mean all the delicious holiday food that I love (mmm, stuffing).  While I’m on the holiday train, though, I thought I’d write up a Christmas … Continue reading

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Best Lesbian Books of 2012

It’s quite late in the new year to be writing a favourites of 2012 list, but here it is. I’d been waiting to publish this post until I could get my hands on a copy of Emma Donoghue’s short story collection … Continue reading

Posted in Anne Fleming, Bisexual, Canadian, Coming-of-age, Emma Donoghue, Fiction, Lesbian, Mariko Tamaki, Non-Canadian, Non-Fiction, Queer, Short Stories, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , , , | 6 Comments

My Top Ten Favourite Authors: All Women, Mostly Queer, Some Canadian

Feeling inspired by a recent post on Autostraddle about favourite authors and the influences they’ve had in your life, I decided to do a top ten list of my own.  (Speaking of Autostraddle, the latest Lez Libery Lit column mentioned … Continue reading

Posted in Anne Fleming, Canadian, Caribbean, Fiction, Graphic, Indigenous, Ivan E. Coyote, Lesbian, Non-Canadian, Postcolonial, Queer, Shani Mootoo, Short Stories, South Asian, Trans Masculine, Transgender | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 10 Comments