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Zoë Triska is the Senior Books Editor at the Huffington Post. She is an ardent lover of grammar, words, literature, and all things literary.

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How Netflix Is Ruining My Relationship (And Might Be Ruining Yours)

(13) Comments | Posted March 6, 2014 | 7:25 AM

My boyfriend and I watch most of the TV shows we watch together. There are a few exceptions. He got really into "Sherlock." I didn't. We used to make a point of watching "Girls" together. Now we find it OK to watch separately (mostly because I think we both feel...

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'True Detective' Season 1, Episode 7 Recap: 'After You've Gone'

(28) Comments | Posted March 2, 2014 | 9:03 PM

This week, we finally get to the nitty gritty detective work, which is refreshing to me. This has probably been my favorite episode thus far.

We are now in the present. Rust and Marty get drinks together, and Rust says that he is sure there is a cover up...

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'True Detective Recap For Season 1, Episode 6: 'Haunted Houses'

(11) Comments | Posted February 24, 2014 | 11:45 AM

This episode opens with a deeply disturbing scene of Marty confronting the boys who had sex with his 15-year-old daughter. He tells them they can go in on statutory rape charges OR they can let him beat the hell out of them. With scary black leather gloves on. They don't...

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'True Detective' Season 1, Episode 5 Recap

(9) Comments | Posted February 17, 2014 | 9:18 AM

In this week's episode, "The Secret Fate of All Life," we finally meet Reggie Ledoux. And pretty much just as soon as we meet him, he's dead. A pretty ballsy move to immediately kill the lone suspect as early as Episode 5.

But let's start at the beginning, shall...

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11 Reasons You Need To Watch (Or Rewatch) 'Twin Peaks'

(16) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 4:20 PM

I'm always looking for something new (or old) to watch during winter. My body is not equipped to go out in the unbearable New York City weather from December through March (sometimes longer), so I like to pile on 15 sweaters, eat a lot and watch TV every weeknight evening...

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'True Detective' Season 1, Episode 4 Recap: Every Clue Revealed

(43) Comments | Posted February 10, 2014 | 8:56 AM

In this week's episode, "Who Goes There," Rust and Marty begin the manhunt for their lead suspect, Reggie Ledoux. I'm beginning to think the writers get a kick out of building anticipation, and then giving us long, boring sequences of nitty-gritty detective work. Despite my boredom, I think it's a...

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Jane Austen Birthday: Here's Why Mr. Knightley Is WAY Better Than Mr. Darcy

(76) Comments | Posted December 16, 2013 | 7:18 AM

It is a truth universally acknowledged that the phrase "it is a truth universally acknowledged" is one of the most overused book phrases of all time.

It would have been Jane Austen's 238th birthday today, but though she has been dead for many years, the cult of Pride and Prejudice...

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Best Books Of 2013

(44) Comments | Posted December 2, 2013 | 6:43 AM

This year has introduced us to more engaging reading material than we could have thought to ask for. By fall, our bedside tables and workspaces began to resemble physical manifestations of W.H. Auden's required reading syllabus, in the most wonderful and nightmarish way possible. Happily, and aided by...

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9 True Crime Books That Will Absolutely Disturb You

(205) Comments | Posted November 25, 2013 | 3:26 PM

Lately, I have had a horrible time getting to sleep. Last night, the anxiety was so bad that I had to put on an Audrey Hepburn movie on Netflix to calm my terrifying thoughts.

Why is this going on? Stress at work? Trouble with my family? Nope, it's because...

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These Are The Biggest Heartbreakers In Literature

(77) Comments | Posted November 15, 2013 | 11:43 AM

There's nothing quite like the feeling of having your heart metaphorically ripped out of your chest. Whether it be unrequited love or a messy breakup, heartbreak can be absolutely unbearable.

Book characters fare no better than we do (in fact, they probably fare much worse). Though "Great Expectations"'s Pip...

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The REAL Stories Behind These Disney Movies Will Ruin Your Childhood

(615) Comments | Posted November 12, 2013 | 7:13 AM

When I was a kid, I loved fairy tales. I loved the idea of talking animals and brave girls and boys who overcame cruel care takers. I also really loved Disney movies. They all had happy endings; what's not to love about that? I could watch "Beauty and the Beast"...

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These Words You Use Every Day Have Racist/Prejudiced Pasts, And You Had No Idea

(2970) Comments | Posted October 24, 2013 | 8:03 AM

When I was a kid, everyone used the phrase Indian giver. We didn't even think about it. We weren't reprimanded by teachers, either. Admittedly, I went to grade school in Texas.

To me, it seems odd that the phrase even still exists. At this point in history, we should...

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11 Lessons That 'Jane Eyre' Can Teach Every 21st Century Woman About How To Live Well

(179) Comments | Posted October 16, 2013 | 7:31 AM

Charlotte Brontë's "Jane Eyre" was published on this day in 1847.

While I'm a very big fan of most Victorian literature, "Jane Eyre" made an impression on me that other novels formerly hadn't. "Jane Eyre" is not just a gothic romance novel. It's a bildungsroman, a coming-of-age story. It is...

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Obama Letter To Independent Booksellers

(32) Comments | Posted August 30, 2013 | 8:52 AM

President Obama recently responded to a letter from New England Independent Booksellers Association director Steve Fischer in reference to Obama's recent visit to an Amazon warehouse in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Fischer and other indie booksellers have been particularly concerned lately about Obama's appearance and speech at the Amazon...

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11 Unforgivable Changes Made To Book Adaptations (SPOILERS)

(347) Comments | Posted June 26, 2013 | 2:28 PM

Sometimes, a movie can veer away from the plot of the book it's based on, and it's still an amazing movie ("Blade Runner" and "The Shining" come to mind, although Stephen King was so unhappy with "The Shining" adaptation that he decided to go off and make his...

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Penguin Book Truck: Mobile Bookstore To Hit The Road This Summer

(19) Comments | Posted June 7, 2013 | 2:27 PM

As a book lover, I saw a lot of things I adored last week at Book Expo America. But even though I got to meet Grumpy Cat, the coolest thing at BEA this year had to be Penguin's book truck.

I spoke to Lynn Rogan, the Art Director of...

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Ann Romney Cookbook: Former Presidential Candidate's Wife Talks Food, Books

(86) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 9:51 AM

Ann Romney has a new cookbook coming out this fall, The Romney Family Table, so I talked to her at Book Expo America last week.

She revealed her go-to recipe (it happens to be Mitt's favorite) and she also talked about books.

When I...

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11 Books That Make Great Dates

(25) Comments | Posted March 1, 2013 | 6:11 AM

Last year, my boyfriend moved to Boston. I live in New York.

He comes to see me every weekend. I'm a very lucky girl. But we were the kind of sickeningly in love couple that spent every single moment together because we had so much fun together. He is...

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Laura Ingalls Wilder Birthday: 8 Reasons We're Glad We Don't Live In A Little House On The Prairie

(120) Comments | Posted February 7, 2013 | 6:08 AM

Today would have been Laura Ingalls Wilder's 146th birthday (she was born in 1867).

When I was a kid, I really loved historical fiction. I specifically loved Laura Ingalls Wilder's Little House on the Prairie series.

As a child, I could easily romanticize living on a prairie in...

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PLEASE: No More Insulting Classic Book Covers For Teen Girls

(145) Comments | Posted January 30, 2013 | 7:02 AM

I had some terrible taste when I was a teenager.

My mother had great taste, and would look at me with horror when she'd see the outfits I had concocted. She'd wince when I pleaded with her to buy things in Hot Topic (I'm dying of shame as I...

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