Category Archives: Asian

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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“All i want is to turn my lungs into a glass instrument and let them sing glory to my sisters”: A Review of Kai Cheng Thom’s poetry collection A PLACE CALLED NO HOMELAND

Hot damn, people, Kai Cheng Thom’s a place called NO HOMELAND is a fucking phenomenal collection of poetry. I have ho-hum experiences with poetry often enough—especially books I’m sent to review for the blog—that when I pick up something like … 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

Posted in Asian, Bisexual, Canadian, comics, Emma Donoghue, femme, Fiction, Graphic, Lesbian, Queer, Romance, Rural, South Asian, Toronto, Trans, Trans Masculine, Vancouver | 1 Comment

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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Six Canadian Trans Women Writers You Should Know

I’m gonna get right to the list in a second here, but I just want to tell you all how excited I am that all these writers are out there creating their amazing art and that publishers like Topside Press, … Continue reading

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Strange, Unpredictable, Smart, and Lovable: A Review of Mariko Tamaki’s SAVING MONTGOMERY SOLE

And now, for my second review of a Mariko Tamaki book this year! In case you didn’t already know, I’m a huge fan of her work and how she always showcases queer and/or quirky weirdos in everything that she does. … Continue reading

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A Special Lesbrarian Request: Canadian YA with Gay Boys

Welcome to a special gay boy version of my queer book advice column! In case you haven’t noticed, Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian has officially found a new home at Autostraddle, which I couldn’t be more thrilled about. My first … Continue reading

Posted in Asian, ask your friendly neighbourhood lesbrarian, Gay, Kristyn Dunnion, South Asian, Young Adult | 5 Comments