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No Place Like Home: A Memoir in 39 Apartments

I was not planning to read No Place Like Home while moving across the country. But like so much else in life, as playwright and author Brooke Berman explores in her memoir, sometimes things don’t always go according to plan.

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5 Lit Blogs for Every Occasion

Unlike elementary school, no one’s there to hand you a list of recommended summer reads when you hit adulthood. But don’t worry, you aren’t destined to lurk aimlessly through the vast bookstore aisles without a clue. We’ve compiled a list …

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7 Online Literary Magazines to Check Out

Looking for something good to read? Check out some of our favorite online magazines. From brief nonfiction to editorial photography, these publications are ones to bookmark on your browser!

Narrative Magazine
Often called the PBS of literature, Narrative aims …

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The Rhinestone Sisterhood: Win a Copy of Our Book of the Month!

What do crayfish, church buggies, and a Bayou Christmas have in common? All are things you could be Queen of in the state of Louisiana. Regions across the country proudly tout their specialties through annual festivals and fairs, along the …

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The Bag Lady Papers: Win a Copy of Our Book of the Month!

Alexandra Penney is pretty much the woman you wanted to be when you grew up. She’s held editor positions at Vogue, Glamour, and Self. She owns an Hermès Kelly bag. She spends afternoons painting in her SoHo …

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Enter Our National Reading Month Contest!

All of us here at ModCloth are big readers. So, to spread our love of literature and help promote National Reading Month, we’re giving away five copies of our book of the month, Malena Watrous’ If You Follow Me (Harper …

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Judge These Books By Their Covers

We know you’re not supposed to judge a book by its cover, but these dust jackets by graphics designer and illustrator Igor Udushlivy are too good to pass up. Instead of keeping bookmarks and covers in their separate spaces, Udushlivy …

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Where Bigfoot Meets the Amazon, and Life In Between

The day after my 22nd birthday, I had one of those serene, emphatic moments people write about in books. You know when the world around you seems to freeze, and all you’ve ever done in life and all you are …

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Welcome to Page Turners!

Annie, a tiny Kim Kardashian, and Jenn

Shhh! Don’t tell our old English teachers, but sometimes we fashion writers can’t imagine anything better than a magazine with little text and lots of pictures. Annie and I are especially guilty of …

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Spinning a Yarn (In More Ways Than One)

The first scarf I knitted rolled up into itself like a turtle hiding in its shell. No amount of tugging, stretching, ironing, or whining would make it lay flat. This, you can imagine, irritated me greatly. I’d spent hours on …

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You’ve Only Got Four Dresses to Save the World

When I was ten years-old, among my favorite outfits was a long, maroon dress embellished with tiny, floral bouquets, and an oversized, lace collar. This, ladies and gentlemen, was not a dress that changed the world.

With a better eye …

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O Come, All Ye Reading Faithful

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As we enter the final stretch of holiday shopping, you are probably wishing that, like Santa, you had hundreds of elves at your disposal to help fill those holes left on your holiday shopping list. So, …

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What Not to Be When You Grow Up

It was a not-so-glorious Saturday morning at the DMV. So what better time to crack open Crap Jobs: 100 Tales of Workplace Hell? (Civil Servant, in case you were wondering, is ranked #9 on the list).

Remember that summer you …

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Follow ModCloth on GoodReads!

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Calling all bookworms! We know you’re out there! And we want to know what you’re reading! So, we’ve joined Goodreads, a social networking site that allows readers to share their favorite finds (as well as books …

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