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Lit Loves: Why We Still Think About The Secret Garden

The Secret Garden was my very first favorite book -- the very first one that swept me away into another world and made me care about the characters as much as any friend I'd ever had. Read more »
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The 6 Best Girl-Powered Classic Book Series of All Time

From stories about amateur sleuths to tales of babysitter's clubs, here are our favorite books from the past. Read more »
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Lit Loves: Shirley Jackson, Influential Horror Fiction Writer

February is Women in Horror Month, and Shirley Jackson is recognized as one of the most influential horror writers of the 20th century. Read more »
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Lit Loves: Octavia Butler, The Grande Dame of Science Fiction

As an African-American woman writing science fiction in the early 70s, Octavia Butler broke through boundaries and shattered expectations. Read more »
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Festive Cocktails & Cookies from the Past

These lovely little vintage recipe books are chock full of recipes for cocktails, cookies, and various other confections, and each page is adorned with adorable illustrations to boot! Read more »
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Vintage Sexism: The Femme Fatales of Pulp Fiction

There's no doubt that the pulp fiction era spawned a wealth of escapist genres known for over-the-top exaggeration and off beat characters, but how has it affected female stereotypes? Read more »
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Shelf Life: What ModEmployees Are Reading

Maxing out credit cards? Not so much. Maxing out our library cards? Guilty as charged. Here's an update on what we're reading around the office. Read more »
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30 of the ModCloth Writers’ Favorite Words

Word lovers, today's our day – yes, it's National Dictionary Day. In honor of this happy occasion, we commissioned an illustrated quotation celebrating the power of words, and asked the ModCloth writers to share their fave words. Read more »
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Looking to Read a Young Adult Novel?

The Hunger Games, Divergent, City of Bones... With so many YA novels (and their film adaptations) hitting the market, how do you know which books to read? Thankfully, New York Mag has a handy interactive flowchart that will help you find your next dystopian-supernatural-romantic YA read. Read more »
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Vintage View: Exploring a 1940′s High Schooler’s Home Ec Manual

"Why do you wear undergarments?" "Is your dress distinctive?" These are just a few of the topics covered in our latest retro find, a '40s home ec manual that's equal parts wisdom and dated humor. Read more »
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