Katie McLain

Katie's parents never told her "no" when she asked for a book, which was the start of most of her problems. She has a BA in Creative Writing from Lake Forest College and is working towards a master's degree in library science at U of I. She works full time at a public library reference desk in northern IL, specializing in readers’ advisory and general book enthusiasm, and she has a deep-rooted love of all things disturbing, twisted, and terrifying. (She takes enormous pleasure in creeping out her coworkers.) When she's not spending every waking hour at the library, she's at home watching Cubs baseball with her cats and her cardigan collection, and when she's not at home, she's spending too much money on concert tickets. Her hobbies include debating the finer points of Harry Potter canon, hitting people upside the head who haven’t read The Martian, and convincing her boyfriend that she can, in fact, fit more books onto her shelves. Twitter: @kt_librarylady

5 Reasons You Should Have a Library Card

Here are 5 quick reasons you should go get a library card.

100 Must-Read Books About Monsters

Excellent books about beasties.

60 Titles From #BooksFightHate

Books by authors from marginalized groups, recommended by readers and librarians on Twitter!

13 Books to Read for the Cubs World Series

Cubs fans, this one's for you (finally).

50 YA Books from #NastyWomenRead

Twitter, in its infinite wisdom, recommends YA novels for nasty women.

100 Must-Read Books About Monsters

Monsters under the bed. Monsters in the closet. Monsters in the woods. Sea monsters. Otherworldly monsters. When we want to ...

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A Rioter visits The Stanley Hotel, Stephen King's inspiration for THE SHINING

5 Reasons You Should Have a Library Card

It's National Library Card Sign-Up Month! Here are 5 quick reasons you should go get a library card.

Literary Tourism: Bookish History in New Orleans, LA

Katie takes us on a tour of the literary history of New Orleans, Louisiana.

Genre Kryptonite: More Killer Plants

Why one reader can't stop reading scary books about killer plants.