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Shelf Life: Reading & Riding


Girls in Trucks by Katie Crouch. Image by UNYPL.

The daily commute can indeed be dull, so it’s no wonder why many of us pop in earbuds, immerse ourselves in digital doodads, and muddle through it every day. But, …

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Quote of the Day: Eleanor Roosevelt on To-dos

As writers, our Literature Loves board on Pinterest holds a place near and dear to our hearts. So much so that we asked one of our graphic designers, Sam, to use her magic to make some of our favorite …

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More Badder Grammar!: July’s Book of the Month Giveaways

So we all make mistakes sometime. There’s not enough time to properly revise your term paper, you need a second pear of eyes to look over that blog post. But you just want to get it done. Receiving feedback for …

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Rec It: ModCloth Employees’ Favorite Summer Reads

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In need of a good summer read? Our friendly, lit-lovin’ employees are here to help! Whether you’re looking for the intrigue of a mystery book or the startling honesty of a memoir, we’ve got book recommendations aplenty.

See which books …

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Page Turners: Swoon-worthy Tropical Style from Lula No. 14

There is nothing more special than the moment the latest Lula magazine arrives on your doorstep. And with summer in full swing, we can’t help but dream of tropical beach locales as we admire this artful editorial — the aptly titled “I Will Wait for You There” — from Lula issue 14.

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Literary Lines We Love: Adventure Away

My favorite thing about place-based poems is how they have the ability to evoke images of landscapes you may have never seen before. In reading them, we invent interpretations that are uniquely our own, and there’s something supernatural about that. …

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Side Walks: June’s Book of the Month Giveaway

While summer vacation is perfect for exploring an exotic land or new-found city, it’s also a lovely opportunity to discover unnoticed sights and sounds, even flavors, in your own back yard. For the latter, illustrator Kate Pocrass created this fun …

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“I Travel Not to Go Anywhere, But to Go…”

Our latest stylebook, Adventures in Style, may have launched, but the journey is long from over! As we traverse the country with our stylish tour guides, we’re feeling inspired by all the amazing things we’ve seen, and couldn’t resist …

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Word Up! Defibrillating Dead Words

Causeuse - [n.] -  French furniture. An upholstered settee for two persons. All images via The Dead Words

Stuffed into sentences and creased into ancient books in far-off corners of old libraries, there is a plethora of forgotten words — …

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Style & Story Collide: A Written Wardrobe Interview with Laura Patterson

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Professor, poet, and North Carolina native Laura Patterson views her writing as an attempt to take a photograph with language. Here, The Written Wardrobe contributor dishes on where she gets her writing inspiration, how she fights writer’s block, and more …

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SprinkleBakes: May’s Book of the Month Giveaway

How can you not be tickled by a name like “SprinkleBakes”? Our current Book of the Month, SprinkleBakes: Dessert Recipes to Inspire Your Inner Artist, is probably one of the sweetest cookbooks ever.  Author Heather Baird, of the award-winning

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An ‘Under Cover’ Look at How Books Are Made

The woman at my corner store told me that in her country, they have a saying that goes: “A book is your best friend.” I’m a literary nerd. I dig it. How could I call a book my best friend, …

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Celebrate National Poetry Month with She’s the First

If the World Were My Classroom

If the World Were My ClassroomPhoto courtesy of Kate Lord

As writers, we’re celebrating National Poetry Month by crafting a poem or two, but we’re also excited to check out If the World Were My Classroom…, a new poetry anthology published by She’s the

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Style Me Vintage: Make-up – April’s Book of the Month Giveaway

“Making yourself look good makes you feel good,” states beauty maven Katie Reynolds in her retro-inspired tutorial book, Style Me Vintage: Make-up. I’m going to take a guess and say that a lot of us agree. As we’re in …

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