Bee Oder

Bee Oder is on her way to working full time in libraries, after a while working full time in schools. She decided to change because there wasn’t enough time spent talking about books. Bee lived abroad for a while before settling back home in Australia, where she lives with her rabbit Dill Pickle. She finds that Melbourne has the best weather for reading, as well as the best everything else.

Mightier Than the Sword: on Pen Names and LGBTQ+ Identities

A reader ruminates on the implications of pen names and what these names tell readers, particularly readers seeking #ownvoices LGBTQ+ works.

Happily Queer After: On Seeking Happy Endings in LGBT Books

14 LGBT Retellings of Classics

Excellent LGBT retellings of classics, from Cinderella to The Great Gatsby.

Hogwarts is My Home: On Loving Harry Potter After 20 Years

"This is what I have been thinking about through Harry’s 38th year (or 20th, depending on how you want to look at it): the social importance of reading."

25 LGBT Children’s Books for the Little Readers in Your Life

These LGBT children’s books are fresh and fun about their inclusivity, all granting the reader a chance to see the world they live in reflected on the page.

10 Short Story Collections About Women

In these collections of short stories about women, authors look at how complex, funny, and difficult being a woman in our modern society can be.

50 Queer Bookstores to Visit this Pride Month

The independent bookstore is a dying breed. Somehow, we managed to find 50 LGBT bookstores perfect for visiting this pride month.

Finding Comfort in the Dark

On reading Gothic and dark literature through the lens of LGBTQ+ identities.

The Elusive L Word

On the search for lesbian literature.