Category Archives: Black

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 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 , | 17 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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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

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A Comic as Weird and Rad as It Sounds: A Review of RAT QUEENS, Volumes 1 and 2

Rat Queens by Vancouver writer Kurtis J. Wiebe and American illustrators Roc Upchurch and Stjepan Sejic is one of those comics that, when people try to describe it, ends up sounding like the most bizarre combination of the most disparate … Continue reading

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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

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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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