Author Archives: CaseytheCanadianLesbrarian

About CaseytheCanadianLesbrarian

Known in some internet circles as Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, Casey Stepaniuk is a writer and future librarian who holds an MA in English literature and is currently studying for an MLIS in the unceded territory of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations (Vancouver, BC). Topics and activities dear to her heart include cats, bisexuality, libraries, queer (Canadian) literature, running, and drinking tea. She runs the website Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, where you can find reviews of LGBTQ2IA+ Canadian books, archives of the book advice column Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian, and some other queer, bookish stuff. She also writes for Autostraddle, Book Riot and Inside Vancouver. Find her on Twitter: @canlesbrarian. Some of her old reviews, especially the non-Canadian variety, can be found at the Lesbrary.

Interview with a Queer Reader: Natalie Cannon Talks KUSHIEL’S DART, Gay Sherlock and Watson, Ace Romance Novels, and More!

Natalie Cannon is a person of many hats: writer, editor, and reader for three. She writes urban fantasy short stories for her MFA Fairleigh Dickinson University and her first short story is going to be published in Ink & Locket’s … Continue reading

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Four Cozy Queer Canadian Comfort Reads

I don’t know about you, but these days I’m in need of some serious self-care, which for me and I’m sure many of you, means reading comfort books. You know, fluffy books, books that you make you feel like you’ve … Continue reading

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A Quiet, Unassuming Book of SMALL BEAUTY: A Review of jia qing wilson-yang’s Debut Novel

Don’t you just love when a book that you had little or no expectations for blows you away? This is what happened to me with Small Beauty by jia qing wilson-yang. I first heard of this book when it won … 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

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Introducing “Interview with a Queer Reader” and A Recap of My First Month on Patreon

It’s the first of February, which means it’s been a whole month since I first launched a Patreon account for Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian! It’s been, in my opinion, really successful so far, most of all because the many, many … Continue reading

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Nine Muslim Canadian Writers You Should Read

Nine Muslim Canadian writers whose work you should support after contacting your MPs about the Islamophobic shooting in Quebec. Featuring books for kids and teens, memoirs, mysteries, poetry, and literary fiction! Continue reading

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A Review of FOR THE CLAN by Archer Kay Leah: A Military Science Fiction / Bisexual Erotic Romance (That I Didn’t Like)

I’m just gonna say up front that I’m conflicted about writing this review, cause it’s so hard to review a book that you didn’t like! The one I’m going to talk about, For the Clan by Archer Kay Leah, was … Continue reading

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