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This is a little blog from a guy with very little time to write. That being said, I do love reading books and sharing them with friends and the wider reading community, so this is my attempt to do just that. As well as writing this blog, I have had the pleasure of serving on a number of awards committees over the years including the Stonewall Book Award (2011-2012), the TD Canadian Children's Literature Book Prize (2014-2015), the Sheila Egoff Children's Literature Book Prize (2011), the Newbery Medal Committee (2013-2014), the Michael L. Printz Committee (2015-2016), and the Rainbow Booklist (2017-2018).

I will try to be as honest as possible when writing reviews, but for the first little bit, as I enter reviews from books I have recently read and remember for their awesomeness, the reviews will pretty much only be highly recommended titles. Also, since I'm not a general review site, I will be mostly writing blurbs and such for books that I've picked out for particular reasons (usually because the cover looks pretty.) Some reviews are for books that come out later in the year, others will be from books already out for some time. I have no real overarching plan to dominate the internet with superior reviews, but I do hope you will find some of these to be useful for your own literary life.

If you have any trouble with a review for some reason, or if you just want to chat or recommend a title, please feel free to contact me through the form on the main page of the blog. You can also find out more information about me through my profile at Simon Fraser University where I completed my PhD  in Gender, Sexuality, and Women's Studies with an emphasis on transgender youth and literature, or my Academia.edu page.

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