Category Archives: Halifax

My Favourite Reads of 2021

2021 was not my best reading year in recent times; there are lots of books I own or was sent by publishers that I’m excited about that I have not read yet! That’s because I spent most of last year … Continue reading

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A Gay Coming of Age Story that Avoids Tidy Resolutions and Black and White Morals: A Review of CINNAMON TOAST AND THE END OF THE WORLD by Janet E. Cameron

Janet E. Cameron’s debut novel is not the whimsical or light-hearted story you might expect from the cheery title and cover. In fact, it’s a coming of age / coming out YA story that follows the general formula of these … Continue reading

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The Best Historical Queer Women’s Fiction: A List of Personal Favourites

Sometimes you just don’t feel like living in your current time and place and there’s absolutely nothing wrong with that.  Luckily, we have historical fiction to fill that need.  Personally, I love reading books that were written in ye olden … 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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Unrepentant, Brave, and Moving: A Review of Rae Spoon’s First Spring Grass Fire

For a slim book under 150 pages, transgender musician and now writer Rae Spoon’s first book First Spring Grass Fire sure packs a wicked punch.  First Spring Grass Fire follows the adventures of Rae, a gender-non-normative kid growing up in … Continue reading

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