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Bookish Musings | A Day in the Life of A Library Worker

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 day at the library actually looks like: 12 pm Head to...

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Top 10 | LGBTQ+ for YA

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 LGBTQ+ characters and their own multi-faceted narratives are finally the main event.   Pride Month may be coming to an end, but you...

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Kate’s in Your Imaginary Book Club!

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. Now let’s get into it! Kate’s in your Imaginary Book Club! Where were you born and where do you call...

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TBR | Kate’s Reading Wishlist

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 Science. Or to put it simply, I’m in library school. Which is, in fact, a real thing. Needless to...

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3 YA Sci-Fi Romance Books You Didn’t Know You Needed

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… But just in case you don’t have a hot date scheduled (or reading is your version of a hot date, in which case, go you!) here are three Young Adult-Science...

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Book Review | BINGE-ing on Tyler Oakley

Before we talk about my first book pick, I first have to address my slow descent into YouTube madness.  It started harmlessly enough: a few viral videos, (if you haven’t seen Jennifer is a Party Pooper, you haven’t lived) some things friends had sent me, no big deal.  After watching a few videos, I began to casually browse the related suggestions, or take a look at the creator’s other uploads.  Mostly I was just killing time during breaks at work. But it quickly became more than that; soon I was subscribing to channels, anxiously awaiting new videos from my...

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