Suddenly a book nearby starts glowing…what do you do?

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You are working in a library, organizing the books on the shelves, when suddenly a book nearby starts glowing.

Katie Arnold

After spending a few years working in the music industry managing bands, Katie found her love of writing and social media after starting a blog in 2010 and hasn’t looked back since; she has even been featured in Forbes magazine. Katie loves all things health and fitness, and is known to dive into craft projects much larger than she initially realized. You can often find her sitting with a hot cup of coffee and a cozy blanket at her desk.

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