About

About the Lesbrary:

The Lesbrary is a book blog all about les/bi/etc books. Yes, this often means lesbian books (hence the name), but includes anything in the broad “doesn’t identify as a man and is at least some of the time attracted romantically and/or sexually to others who do not identify as a man” category.  Lesbrary books don’t have to be written by a queer author, though it helps.

The Lesbrary is mostly made up of reviews of les/bi/etc books, but also has features like Link Round Ups (a collection of all the latest les/bi/etc lit news and reviews) and guest posts.

If you have any questions, feel free to email me at danikaellis@gmail.com with “Lesbrary” included in the subject.

Submissions:

The Lesbrary is made up of about a dozen reviewers at a time, but we also post guest reviews! If you would like to submit a review (or interview with a les/bi/etc author, or other relevant content), email danikaellis@gmail.com with “Lesbrary” included in the subject.

If you would like to submit a book to be reviewed at the Lesbrary, please see the Review Policy page.

About the Lesbrarians:

Once upon a time it was just Danika at the Lesbrary. Now there’s a whole team of Lesbrarians! Danika still manages the Lesbrary, but the reviews are done by the whole team.

If you would like to join the Lesbrary as a regular reviewer (at least one review a month) and receive ebooks to review, email danikaellis@gmail.com with “Lesbrary” included in the subject.

Head Lesbrarian:

Danika Leigh Ellis: I live in BC, Canada. I work in one of North America’s biggest used bookstores, running the kids’ section. I love books and I love lesbians, so when I went looking for a lesbian book blog and couldn’t find any, I started my own! (And then promptly found half a dozen more.)

I’m on twitteryoutube, Goodreads, and tumblr–as Danika Sapphistry and FY Lesbian Literature! I’m also a Book Riot contributor.

My reviews are here.

Lesbrarians:

Alice Lawrence: I am a British Bi lady who lives for the smell of paper and the taste of tea. Books have always allowed me to connect to a wider world, and to discover myself time and time again in the stories I’ve come to love. Please come say hi to me on twitter @amjlawrence.

Alice’s reviews can be found here.

Anna M: Anna is a reference librarian in western MA. She loves talking about books, particularly their covers, and does so in several places: Title and Statement of ResponsibilityMARC of the Beast, and Collection Reflection. You can also find her on Twitter.

Anna’s reviews can be found here and here.

Anna Marie: anna marie is a sick white queer femme moonslug who would sell their soul for chocolate and the colour red. They are a moon and sun capricorn (!), a scorpio rising and a leo midheaven. They do love books although they hate their english literature degree and are currently considering running away to 1920s paris to be part of the sapphic revolution. If anyone would like to join them and their anti-capital letters (and capitalist) tweeting they tweet @_lily_luna_

Anna Marie’s reviews can be found here.

Casey: Casey, aka the Canadian lesbrarian, is a bisexual writer with an MA in English who lives in Vancouver.  When not reading queer Canadian lit or reviewing it for her blog, she’s teaching ESL, running, or drinking tea.  But not at the same time.  Find her on twitter.

Casey’s reviews can be found here.

Holly: Holly is a bookish so-and-so who likes to eat large meals and nap.  She spends the majority of her time thinking about vast bodies of water, tall trees, small dogs, respectably-sized beers, and how to be in closer proximity to those things.  Find her on twitter @hollysquinn.

Holly’s reviews can be found here.

Jess Jones: Jess could be summed up in a bunch of words: Opinionated. Passionate. Poet. Designer. Gamer. Wife. Sister. Woman. She isn’t as cool IRL but is well liked by old people and tiny children. She can be found writing songs outside in the Australian summer with her wife… or online at this blog (theblender.com.au), this tumblr (adrenalinegirl.tumblr.com) and pretty much anywhere that hosts good content.

Jess’s reviews can be found here.

Julie Thompson: Born with a book in both hands, I am always reading and listening to something.  I also enjoy random weekend adventures, sports, making silly edits with Gimp, and Netflix marathons.  I have an amazing job as a Jill-of-all-Trades at a small public library in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. You can find Julie at her website, Omnivore Bibliosaur.

Julie Thompson’s reviews can be found here.

Kathryn Hoss:  Kathryn Hoss is an aspiring author and singer-songwriter from Ohio. She can be found at kathrynhoss.tumblr.com.

Kathryn’s reviews can be found here.

Kelley O’Brien: Kelley O’Brien is a chronically ill and disabled writer and aspiring social worker living in Ohio. She’s an activist and involved in trying to bring her community together. Hobbies include crafting and cuddling with her girlfriend, reading, and trying to figure out how she can turn her job at a flowershop into an adorable lesbian romance novel. You can find her on twitter @killjoy_kelley

Kelley’s reviews can be found here.

Megan Casey:  An English major as an undergrad, Megan was trained as an editor and worked for several minor publishing houses before going back to school to get her MA in Library and Information Management. The Lesbian Mystery is her intellectual specialty. She has created the website The Art of the Lesbian Mystery Novel, which contains the most comprehensive collection of information on the Lesbian Mystery in the world. It provides an easy-to-use and frequently updated reference for aficionados and can be found here: http://sites.google.com/site/theartofthelesbianmysterynovel/

Megan’s reviews can be found here.

Megan G: Megan G is the recent recipient of an undergrad in English. She spends most of her time reading, writing, and watching Netflix. When she isn’t doing any of those things, you can find her on tumblr at miasswier.tumblr.com.

Megan G’s reviews can be found here.

Susan: Susan is a queer library assistant from England. She has degrees in both Ancient History and Librarianship, and not enough shelves to hold all of her library books and video games. She can also be found on twitter or writing for Lady Business.

Susan’s reviews can be found here.

Tierney:  Tierney is a librarian at a small liberal arts college in North Carolina. When she’s not daydreaming about the next queer book she wants to read, she’s likely daydreaming about the next meal she wants to cook. Her other interests include computers, birds, and TV shows that pass the Bechdel test.

Tierney’s reviews can be found here.

Whitney D.R. is a Young Adult Librarian in the Bronx.  She’s always trying to keep the library shelves chock-full of queer reads for teens.  In her spare time, she likes to go on brewery tours, write her own (queer) romance and YA fiction, and review a spectrum of queer romance and erotica.  You can find her on Tumblr, GoodReads, and Twitter.

Whitney’s reviews can be found here.

6 Replies to “About”

  1. Karelia Stetz-Waters

    I can tell I am going to love this blog. I am always looking for good lesbian fiction to read. Thanks for bringing this together. I love the blog header, by the way. Did one of the lesbrarians do the art herself? It’s great.

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  2. sjpowers1

    This is a great site! I too am also looking for good lesbian fiction to read.

    I wish I had time to review! I’m a working on my book of short stories that are a mix of straight and LBGT stories. Do you review in advance of publication? Well no matter, I’m going to look at everything you have here!

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