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Blog | Dragons on the Wind of Morning

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” - The Left Hand of Darkness   When I was 17 my dad handed me his worn copy of The Left Hand of Darkness. I never ended up reading it as a teenager, probably because the cover… Continue reading Blog | Dragons on the Wind of Morning

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Blog | A Guide to Lesser Known Magic Realism

I've been thinking about magical realism as a genre and its perception within fantasy and literary circles. Defined by Encyclopaedia Britannica: "Magic realism, chiefly Latin-American narrative strategy that is characterized by the matter-of-fact inclusion of fantastic or mythical elements into seemingly realistic fiction. Although this strategy is known in the literature of many cultures in… Continue reading Blog | A Guide to Lesser Known Magic Realism

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Blog | Queer fantasy and fairy tale retellings for your second childhood

I love a good retelling. It's always really interesting to return to familiar stories, many of them from my childhood, but from a different and fresh perspective. Unfortunately a lot (if not most or all of) the stories we learn as children don't include queer and trans people, unless they're coded as the villains. While… Continue reading Blog | Queer fantasy and fairy tale retellings for your second childhood

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State of the Blog | Life Updates & August Lady Classics Changes

The good news is we survived the move. The bad news is apparently I own no shelves and hate unpacking. Therefore everything is still in boxes around the house because we have no where to put it. I'm so very tired though. We finally got internet yesterday after a week of having to do my… Continue reading State of the Blog | Life Updates & August Lady Classics Changes

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Blog | Introducing the Women in Translation Month BINGO Challenge

Last year I discovered that August was Women in Translation month half way through the month and only had time to do a blog post about it. Thankfully I actually thought to plan ahead this year. So what exactly is Women in Translation month (#WITMonth) and why is it necessary? Originally started by blogger Meytal Radzinski,… Continue reading Blog | Introducing the Women in Translation Month BINGO Challenge

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Blog | Diversity Spotlight Thursday #4: SFF Short Stories Edition

Aimal over at Bookshelves and Paperbacks started Diversity Spotlight Thursday a while back and I’m only just now getting around to participating, generally every two weeks. The point of the series is to draw attention to great diverse books that may not be getting that much love or attention by talking about a diverse book you’ve read,… Continue reading Blog | Diversity Spotlight Thursday #4: SFF Short Stories Edition

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Blog | 5 Indigenous Authors to Read for National Aboriginal History Month and All-year Round

This article was originally written for The Charlatan. An edited version appeared online on Thursday, June 29, 2017, in Volume 47, Issue 2. As June comes to a close, so does the end of National Aboriginal History Month and Indigenous Book Club Month with people and communities across Canada celebrating Indigenous writers online and in person.… Continue reading Blog | 5 Indigenous Authors to Read for National Aboriginal History Month and All-year Round