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Casey Stepaniuk

Known in some internet circles as Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, Casey Stepaniuk is a writer and librarian who holds an MA in English literature and an MLIS. Topics and activities dear to her heart include cats, bisexuality, libraries, queer (Canadian) literature, and drinking tea. She runs the website Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian, where you can find reviews of LGBTQ+ Canadian books. She also writes a monthly column on Autostraddle recommending queer books called Ask Your Friendly Neighbourhood Lesbrarian. Find her on Twitter: @canlesbrarian, Litsy: CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian, Goodreads: CaseyTheCanadianLesbrarian, and Facebook: Casey the Canadian Lesbrarian.

Has Internalized Misogyny Been Stopping Me from Reading Romance Novels My Whole Life?

I read my first few romance novels and I loved them! I think it was the patriarchy and misogyny around romance novels stopping me this whole time? Also, this is kind of an ode to Alisha Rai.

Rereading ANNE OF GREEN GABLES with a Critical Eye for Today’s Kids

What happens when you reread a childhood favorite like Anne of Green Gables with a critical eye to its strengths and weaknesses for today's kid readers?

4 Great Bilingual English Spanish Books for Toddlers

These four bilingual English Spanish books for toddlers are great and I'll tell you why using cool research about kid's language acquisition!

The Burning and Banning of an ANNIE ON MY MIND

Did you know Annie On My Mind, a lesbian YA novel published in 1982, was the first queer YA with a happy ending? It also has a fascinating history of being burned, banned, and challenged in court.

7 Must-Read Coming Out YA Novels: A Newbie’s Guide

New to queer coming out YA books? Here's a quick introduction and a list of 7 must-haves ranging from bisexual, gay, and lesbian identities.

16 Book Recommendations Based On Your Favorite Music

Books you should read based on your favorite music...and vice versa!

The 5 Best Audiobook Narrators (In My Humble Opinion)

These 5 voice actors are the best audiobook narrators! Check out their amazing performances of diverse books from YA to classics to science fiction.

2017’s Most Wishlisted Audiobooks on Audible Include The Usual Suspects But Also Hidden Gems

While the usual suspects (best-sellers and movie/TV crossovers) are there, the most wishlisted audiobooks on Audible this year also include some hidden gems

Harry Potter Holiday Gift Guide 2017

Your one-stop shop for Harry Potter holiday gifts for all Potterheads! Everything from custom wands to time turner pins to Daily Prophet art prints!

The 10 Best Full-Cast Audiobooks To Fuel Your Holiday Roadtrips

These 10 best full-cast audiobooks include epic historical fiction, unique YA fantasy, science fiction thrillers, moving immigrant short stories, and more!

15 Great Asian Canadian and Asian American YA Books

15 awesome YA books by and about Asian Americans and Asian Canadians: humour, realism, romance, fantasy, history, and science fiction!

3 Classics I Hated that I Thought I Would Love

I usually love classics, but I kind of hated these three: Little Women, Northanger Abbey, and Mules and Men. Is it just me?

13 YA Books with Bisexual Boys

Bisexual YA is hard to find and YA books with bisexual boys is even tougher! Here are 13, from science fiction to fantasy to comics!

5 Great Spanish Audiobooks for Learning Spanish

Whether you're a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student of Spanish, here are some of the best fictional Spanish audiobooks for learning Spanish!

100 Must-Read Bisexual Books

Tired of trying to find out if the “LGBT” book you want to read actually has any bisexual content? Check out these bisexual books of all genres!

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