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Perfect Reader: Our August Book of the Month

Congratulations to Fiona, Megan, and Renee! Each of them won a copy of Perfect Reader, our August Book of the Month! Read on to find out how you can enter to win next month’s book pick …

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Top 10 Books that Should Be Made Into Movies

Since George du Maurier’s novel Trilby was made into the 1896 short film Trilby and Little Billee, the boundary between books and film has become increasingly fluid. And although book-to-film adaptations are a point of contention for many, most …

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Who Do You Write Like?

Fancy yourself the next Hemingway? See if it’s true by dropping an excerpt of your writing into I Write Like, a website that analyzes your writing and generates your famous literary match. If your results say you’re channeling Dan …

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Join the Discussion on GoodReads!

Summertime, and the reading should be easy! Still haven’t found a worthy page turner to keep you from dozing on the beach? Check out what people are recommending on GoodReads, our favorite social networking site for readers! Interact with …

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Whoop-a-dee-doo-da for Whoopie Pies!

I recently made and ate my first whoopie pie. The result? Nothing short of delicious. If you love whoopie pies or want to try out this funny-sounding treat, snatch up our newest cookbook, Whoopie Pies, before it sells …

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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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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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