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Top 10 Best Dressed Literary Characters

Dominique Francon, Daisy BuchananPhoto: Film interpretations of The Fountainhead’s Dominique Francon (left) and The Great Gatsby’s Daisy Buchanan.

Flavorwire recently compiled their list of “Literature’s 10 Best-Dressed Characters,” which included Lily Bart, of The House of Mirth, and Holly Golightly, of …

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Lit Lovers Unite for Banned Books Week!

In honor of Banned Books Week kicking off this weekend, we asked some of our lit-loving employees to share their favorite banned books! Tomorrow through Oct. 2, various events will happen all over the country to remind us of the …

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Our Fave Five Punctuation Marks

I love you, period.
Do you love me question mark?
Please, please, exclamation point,
I want to hold you parentheses.

Do those lyrics ring a bell? Well, even if you didn’t learn that song in elementary school as I did, …

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Escape Art: Lissy Elle’s “Get Back in Your Book”


We all know how hard it can be to pull ourselves away from an engrossing book, so it makes sense that trying to escape from one is all the harder! Canadian photographer Lissy Elle captures the supposed runaway attempts of …

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Drinking at the Movies: Our September Book of the Month

Congratulations to readers Amanda, Katie, Alyssa, Jenn, and Katherine! Each of them won a copy of our September Book of the Month, the graphic memoir Drinking at the Movies by Julia Wertz. Drinking at the Movies isn’t your …

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Hey, Bibliophiles! We Need Your Help!

We’re firm believers that you can learn a lot about someone just by looking at their closets – and their bookshelves. So, let us know what types of books you’d like to see discussed on ModCloth! Fiction? Travel? Graphic novels? …

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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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