Tag Archives | books

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 »

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 »

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 »

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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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 »

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 »

For the Bibliophiles: Gorgeous Photos of Vintage Library Books

Earlier this month, we met with Megan Prelinger of the Prelinger Library to learn about the amazing career she carved out for herself. But, there was so much fantastic photo fodder around the space, we just couldn't stop snapping everything around us! It was even harder to decide which pics made it into our post, so we decided to share a few extra shots! Read more »

What Our Writers Are Reading This Summer

At ModCloth, we have writers on multiple teams, all specializing in different types of media and writing. One thing we all share, though, is a love of literature, and of finding the perfect summer read. Here's a peek at what our writers are reading this summer. Read more »

Quote of the Day: Fernando Pessoa on Loving Literature

In honor of National Poetry Month, Graphic Designer Ryan dreamed up this darling design to celebrate our large love for literature. Read more »