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.

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.

When Books Make Us Remember

The parts of books we remember tell us a little more about who we are and who we wish we could be.

New Harry Potter Movie about Voldemort Gets Warner Bros. Approval

Harry Potter lovers rejoice! A film prequel about how Tom Riddle became Voldemort will be released in 2017.

Libraries Won a Victory In Congress: Here’s How You Can Help Them Win More

One House Appropriations Committee recommends that the government continues to fund libraries. Here is what you can do to show your support.

Reading When Life Throws a Curveball

What happens when life gets in the way of your reading life?

Dos and Don’ts of Reading While Walking

Sometimes reading requires a bit of motion. Here are the dos and don't of reading while walking that will make sure you don't ruin the carpet.