Tag Archives: LGBTQ

“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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“the big empty abandoned town hall their heart is echoing inside of”: A Review of Ivan Coyote’s TOMBOY SURVIVAL GUIDE

In case you had the wild notion that it wouldn’t be: Ivan Coyote’s latest and unbelievably 11th book is just as great, and possibly greater, than everything they’ve done up until now. If you’ve never read an Ivan Coyote book … Continue reading

Posted in Butch, Canadian, Ivan E. Coyote, Queer, Rural, Trans, Trans Masculine, Transgender, Young Adult | Tagged , , | 8 Comments

“how to live with the baggage of life”: A Review of Jane Rule’s Memoir TAKING MY LIFE

I want to start off this review with a confession: Taking My Life, legendary Canadian lesbian writer Jane Rule’s memoir, was given to me as a review copy for this blog not long after I first began it in 2012. … Continue reading

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The Who, What, Why, and How on the Biblio-Social Media Site Goodreads

Originally posted on social media lesbrarian:
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how much I use the site Goodreads and how it has taken up such a prominent place in my reading practice. I realized I probably check the…

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Using Social Media for LGBTQ+ Reader’s Advisory

Originally posted on social media lesbrarian:
On my other blog, Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, I have a column called Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian, where LGBTQ+ people send me emails / tweets / comments about the kind of LGBTQ+ books…

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Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian # 9: Books With Queer Lady Scientist Characters

Request number two from my friend L: Any books where a queer woman protagonist is a scientist of some kind and that’s not used as a shorthand for her queerness? Well this is a toughie.  When I tried googling some … Continue reading

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Why I Don’t Want to Be a Queer Book Detective Anymore (Although I Do Still Want to Be Harriet the Spy)

I’m a queer woman.  Also, a feminist and a white woman with some hippie tendencies who grew up on a small island on the coast of British Columbia.  Someone who can’t decide whether she likes the city or the country … Continue reading

Posted in Canadian, Fiction, Ivan E. Coyote, Lesbian, Non-Canadian, Non-Fiction, Queer, Shani Mootoo, Trans, Trans Masculine, Young Adult | Tagged , , , , , | 43 Comments