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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.

My Favourite Last Lines from Some of My Favourite Novels

A list of one reader's favourite last lines / closing sentences from some of her favourite books, from Victorian novels to contemporary Indigenous fiction.

So I Read My First Mystery: One Reader’s Exploration of a New Genre

One Rioter who had always read pretty widely across genres finally tried her first mysteries. Where should she go next?

Hot (Queer) Summer Nights: LGBTQA YA Books Set at Summer Camp

A list of queer / LGBTQA YA books that take place at summer camps: for your summer escapist or beach reading pleasure!

No Pressure: Suggesting vs. Recommending a Book

One reader's struggle with the pressure of book recommendations and how the idea of suggesting them might lift this burden.

The Best Books of 2016, So Far

Riot contributors name their favorite books of the year so far.

My Five Favourite LGBTQ Book Podcasts

A list of LGBTQ book podcasts, which feature topics such as comics, Canadian literature, authors of colour, and bisexual and/or trans writers.

New LGBTQ Fiction Must-Reads: Highlights from the 2016 Lambda Literary Awards

From queer SF/F comics to novels set in Nigeria and Iraq, highlights of the LGBTQ fiction winners at the Lambda Literary Awards for LGBTQ literature.

5 Themed Reading Challenges: A List to Diversify Your Reading Portfolio

Figuring out what to read next can be stressful! These five reading challenges give you structure and fun.

If You Like Historical Fiction and The Classics, You’ll Like Sci-Fi

How reading the classics and historical fiction prepares you to read and love science fiction.

Queer Book Characters I Would Totally Date (and Why)

From Betty in Rat Queens to Flo in Tipping the Velvet: queer characters one reader wants to date!