Posts by Kate


It must be so nice to get to work in a library where you can just relax in the quiet and read all day. Over the past 6 years, I have been frequently asked what it’s like to work in a library. Mostly I get asked if it’s literally the most peaceful job ever because libraries are so chill and quiet all the time. And I get lots of jokes about shushing people. I mean, I have shushed people, but not very often. Here’s a snapshot of what my...

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Now more than ever, young people who are part of the LGBTQ+ community are looking for books that showcase diverse characters they can relate to.  While there is still major work to be done, we are happily seeing a mini-explosion of YA books that are more inclusive and representative of all kinds of teens and young adults.  Gone are the days of the one-dimensional, token gay side character, and here to stay are stories where young...

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Back in March, Whitney put together a fun post on who would be in her Imaginary Book Club. While it’s fun to speculate about all our fantasy book club members, we always want to give you the chance to know a bit more about the folks who make up the Imaginary Book Club community. Each month we’ll be profiling one of our writers or contributors with a fun Q&A post. Feel free to chat them up in the comments. We love that....

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Well, hello again, friends! I know it’s been a hot minute since you’ve seen me here on IBC, and I wanted to let you all know that yes, I’m still alive and no, I didn’t abandon ship. So for those of you who don’t know, because my life wasn’t feeling complicated enough, I started grad school last summer. I’m going to Kent State University in sunny Ohio (really, sometimes it IS sunny) to earn my Masters of Library and Information...

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This post is part of #IBCdoesGalentines! Inspired by our main squeeze Leslie Knope, the creator of Galentine’s Day, we’ll be celebrating the best in being a lady. Check out all of our posts from February 1st to 14th for the best in bodice ripping, budding romance, and a healthy dose of feminism.     Are you guys all ready for Valentine’s Day??? Um, yeah, me too. I have plans and everything…...

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