Shelf Life: What ModEmployees Are Reading

BooksImages for The Disaster Artist, Allegiant, and The Art of Fielding via Amazon. The Walking Dead via Barnes & Noble. The Language of Flowers via Get Reading. Eight Girls Taking Pictures via GoodReads.The Haunting of Hill House via Wikipedia

Maxing out credit cards? Not so much. Maxing out our library cards? Guilty as charged. Here at ModCloth, our love for lit rivals our adoration of apparel. From Susan’s recent “On My Bookshelf” feature in Matchbook to our lunchtime book clubs and novel-length discussion board convos about latest reads, we’re a true band of bibliophiles. Here’s a peek at what we’re reading around the office…

The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made. It’s an autobiography by the guy who played Mark (of “Oh, hi Mark,” fame) in The Room and his involvement in the film and relationship with the mysterious Tommy Wiseau.”
– Steph, UI Developer & Designer

“I just read Yokohama Threeway: And Other Small Shames by Beth Lisick. It’s a collection of the author’s most embarrassing moments over the course of her life, and the comical approach she takes to all matters (be them grave or petty) gives great perspective on how to handle the small shames in my own life. She’s the coolest.”
– Nora, Marketing & Web Writer

The Walking Dead comic books!
– Stephanie, Customer Care Advocate

Fire & Hemlock by the incredible Diana Wynne Jones! Romance and magic collide as a hero-in-training finds herself with a forgotten past and a rift that needs fixing, if only she could remember what broke.”
– Canon, Production Designer

“I’m reading the newest book in the Jack Reacher series, Never Go Back. [Author] Lee Child never fails to entertain!”
– Rick, Senior Business Intelligence Developer

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson. It’s my spooky Halloween read, and it is, unsurprisingly, about a haunted house.”
– Jamie, Customer Care Advocate

“Just finished Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins – what a trip! It’s about a mysterious bottle of 1000-year-old perfume. Robbins is an extremely colorful writer. My favorite line was, ‘Our individuality is all, all that we have. There are those who barter it for security, those who repress it for what they believe is the betterment of the whole society, but blessed in the twinkle of the morning star is the one who nurtures it and rides it in, in grace and love and wit, from peculiar station to peculiar station along life’s bittersweet route.'”
– Fontaine, Product Manager

Allegiant, the third installment of Veronica Roth’s Divergent series. These books are in the same category as The Hunger Games or Maze Runner – futuristic, young adult, apocalyptic.”
– Chelsey, ModStylist

“I just finished The Language of Flowers, which is set in San Francisco. It’s a coming-of-age story about a foster child and how her past affects the present, using the Victorian language of flowers as a form of communication throughout.”
– Tatiana, Senior Communications Specialist

“Current read: Eight Girls Taking Pictures. It’s a collage of stories about creative women in the early 1900s who pioneered styles of photography and overcame expectations of women and work. It’s a really inspiring tale of tenacity, style, and compassion for your ‘sisters.'”
– Elisa, Community Specialist

“Detective procedural Gently Does It by Alan Hunter, which I found randomly while failing to find some other e-book through the library.”
– Aiyesha, Data Scientist

“I’m reading The Art of Fielding, which I’ll admit, I wanted to read only because the cover was so pretty. The book revolves mostly around baseball, but it’s told in a way that even a non-sports fan like myself can find engaging.”
– Erynn, Graphic Designer

What are you reading right now?

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  1. Selene 10/31/2013 at 6:54 am #

    I am reading Conversations with Tom Robbins by Liam O. Purdon And Beef Torrey. If you are a huge fan of the writing of Tom Robbins–this book is a must read! It is an intimate look into Robbins through a collection of interviews.

  2. Jenbug 11/04/2013 at 10:45 am #

    I’m reading Empty Mansions, for myself, after I saw the author interviewed on The Daily Show. Ver fascinating. I’m also getting ready to start reading a delightfully sweet and funny graphic novel, Monster on the Hill, with my boys! We love books!

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