Category Archives: Toronto

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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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 Solid Intro to an Unquestionably Queer Toronto Mystery Series: A Review of RED ROVER by Liz Bugg

It wasn’t too long ago that I had never consciously read any book that qualified as a mystery. Feeling like I was probably missing out, and that as a librarian-in-training I should figure out what it is that mystery readers … Continue reading

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A Short Little Book of Weirdo Hilarity: A Review of Mariko Tamaki’s TRUE LIES

Humour—what exactly each person finds funny—is such a personal thing. I mean, it’s about as personal as what turns you on and what kind of erotica/porn you like. So reviewing True Lies: The Book of Bad Advice, Mariko Tamaki’s collection … Continue reading

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Radical, Heroic Vulnerability: A Review of DIRTY RIVER: A QUEER FEMME OF COLOR DREAMING HER WAY HOME by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha

Dirty River: A Queer Femme of Color Dreaming Her Way Home by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha is a difficult book for me to review, for a few reasons. For one, it’s written by and written about intersecting communities that I’m not … Continue reading

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