Kristen Twardowski

Kristen Twardowski stumbled her way through working with wolves and libraries and found her professional home doing marketing and data analysis in the publishing industry. Though there will always be a place in her heart for numbers and graphs, the rest of her love is given to words. She recently published her debut novel, a psychological thriller called When We Go Missing, and blogs about books and writing on her website A Writer's Workshop.

When Film Adaptations Get Weird

15 of the Best Shakespeare Tattoos

Looking for a tattoo from Shakespeare? From As You Like It to The Winter's Tale, here are 15 of the best Shakespeare tattoos inspired by the Bard's sonnets, quotes, and plays.

10 Thanos Quotes to Prepare for Avengers: Infinity War

"Earth. That is my price." Thanos quotes to read while waiting for Avengers: Infinity War to be released on April 27.

10 Anna Akhmatova Poems to Read when Life, Love, and Politics Are Hard

Here are the best 10 poems by Anna Akhmatova. The Russian poet's writing captures the complexity of living when love and politics make it difficult.

25 Book Cakes to Brighten Your Day

Searching for the perfect Harry Potter cake, wedding book cake, or a bookish birthday cake or two? Here are 25 book cakes to sink your teeth into.

Fiction Books Featuring Flowers to Read for Spring

Does Reading Make You Smarter?

How does reading impact IQ? What does your brain do when you read? Does reading make you smarter or more empathetic?

Reading Alice Austen, Lesbian Photographer

The life and essential readings on Alice Austen, a lesbian photographer from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

If Prince (the Musician) Was the Same as The Little Prince

What if the Prince, the musician, had been the main character in Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's THE LITTLE PRINCE?

This New Book Is Made from (Synthetic) Jellyfish

As Paul Shapiro's new book Clean Meat proves, jellyfish may be the future of book covers

25 Dark Poems for When You Want to Explore the Shadows

Sometimes the best poetry is the darkest. To fill that shadow in your heart, here are 25 dark poems about life, death, grief and despair.

The Ghost of the Grey Lady in the Willard Library

A ghost has haunted readers in the Willard Library of Evansville, Indiana for decades. But who could she be?

6 Adorable Children’s Books for Halloween

Sometimes Halloween isn't so scary. Sometimes it's adorable. Here are 6 adorable children's books to celebrate Halloween.

Reading Francesca Lia Block and Loving Her Lesser-Known Book ECHO

On loving Francesca Lia Block's lesser-known book, Echo.

A Modern Book Garden in Tehran

The biggest bookstore in the world is now in Tehran, Iran.

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