It’s mind-boggling to say, but it’s been 10 years today since the very first Lesbrary post was published. A decade! That’s ancient in internet time! I’m so proud of how this little blog has grown over the years. When it started, there were very few queer book blogs out there. There were a handful of “LGBT” and “Gay and Lesbian” book blogs, but in reality, they were 90% m/m books. Now, there are so many other excellent queer book blogs out there! Not only that, but there are exponentially more queer books being published every year. It’s so much more than I could have imagined when I started the Lesbrary!
To celebrate the Lesbrary’s first decade, I’ve overhauled the Lesbrary Patreon page. To celebrate the Lesbrary’s birthday, for the next week, every new Patron at the $5 and up level gets a handwritten thank you card in the mail! Why join the Lesbrary Patreon? Well, you can help keep this place afloat, and I’d sure appreciate that! But there are lots of other benefits:
For $5 a month, you get all the previous benefits, PLUS:
- Access to the Lesbrary Discord, where you can chat with the Lesbrary reviewers and other sapphic book fans!
- Every month, you vote on a book you’d like me to read, and I do a Patreon-only reading vlog where I record all my thoughts about it!
- In addition to the monthly giveaway, you get a guaranteed queer book in the mail twice a year!
For $10a month, you get all the previous benefits, PLUS:
- A guaranteed queer book in the mail four times a year instead of twice!
- A handwritten postcard from me every month!
For $25 a month, in addition to access to the Discord channel and monthly Patreon-only reading vlogs, you get a queer book in the mail EVERY MONTH!
For $50 a month, you choose a book-related topic for me to make a video about, where I’ll also thank you by name and shout out your social media or book. This can be a video or Lesbrary post: whichever you’d prefer!
On top of that, if we are able to reach the $500 a month goal, I’ll be able to take the Lesbian Literature 101 project from research into action, by making monthly videos. For years, I’ve been slowly researching and working on a project called Lesbian Literature 101. I want to outline the history of queer women books in an accessible way, because I have found that this history is often erased and hidden. I love this project, but it is very time-consuming, so I haven’t been able to move beyond the research stage yet. If we can reach $500 a month, though, I will be able to carve out time to start making monthly Lesbian Literature 101 videos!
Whether you’re a Patron or regular reader, thank you so much for your support of the Lesbrary! It wouldn’t still be here if it wasn’t for you. Here’s to another 10 years! I can’t wait to see what the future of queer lit and the Lesbrary looks like.
If you’re not able to monetarily support the Lesbrary right now, consider sharing this link around! I would sure appreciate it.