Sheena Lemos Ebersohn is the founder of and original reviewer at The Lesbian Review.
You can read my long and detailed story of starting The Lesbian Review but here I want to talk to you about who I am as a reviewer.
When I am not reviewing books I am doing the million things behind the scenes of TLR and The Lesbian Talk Show.
I have also been the editor of a business magazine, manager of a marketing and website department. Leadership is a topic that has always fascinated me and I have read every book and attended every course I could find.
Books I Love
I love stories with loads of angst. I like books that are different.
If you are looking for the best lesbian novels then you must try our top 10 lists.
Books I Don’t Love
I am not a fan of molestation, rape and people hurting or abusing others. I am not a huge fan of erotica but really well done books capture my attention no matter the genre.
Why I Love Reviewing Books
When I was a kid I wanted to be a hero – not like a superhero, but rather more like someone who saved people who were trapped by bad guys. My parents can regale you with long stories of my ‘saving people’ exploits.
And I guess for me reviewing is like being that hero because lesbian books saved me. They made me realise that I was not alone in my feelings for women and that I was an okay person even though I wanted to do more than be friends with some girls.
I want to bring that to people. And who knows, maybe a book I recommend will change the way someone sees herself and make her feel okay with who she is too.
Books Read Per Month
When I am working full time I will only read two to four books a month. Especially with all the podcasts I work on and running of the sites that I do. I read a lot more when I am not pursuing everything else.
In A Phrase
I can best be described as a founder. I tend to start new things and grow them. I enjoy doing that and love looking at ways of improving what I am doing.