My name is Danika, and I’m always talking about books.
I run the Lesbrary, a queer women book blog that was added to the U.S. Library of Congress’s LGBTQ+ Studies Web Archive to preserve it as an important LGBTQ+ historical record. It has a team of about a dozen reviewers from around the world, including librarians from New York, Vancouver, and North Carolina, and contributors from England and Australia. You can find out more at the Lesbrary page.
I’m a Book Riot Contributing Editor. Book Riot is the largest editorially independent book site in North America, with 2+ million monthly page views. I write posts; script, film, and edit videos; and co-host a podcast called All the Books. You can find more at the Blogging page.
I am also a Teacher Teaching on Call in Victoria, Saanich, and Sooke school districts, and I am an aspiring teacher-librarian. I did my practicums in SJ Burnside and Victoria High, personalizing for students with anxiety, English language learners, and students with IEPs. I currently TOC for many teacher-librarians, including in elementary, middle, and high schools. There I do cataloguing, shelving, story time, lesson plan development, and teaching about research skills for all ages. I also volunteer at the Bruce Parisian Library in the Victoria Native Friendship Centre, cataloguing, shelving, valuing, and recommending books, as well as volunteering at events. You can find more at the Teaching page.