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An Olympic Feat: The Boys in the Boat Review

The 2016 Summer Olympics are just about to begin in Rio, so it was perfect timing that I picked up an account of a different set of Olympic Games held 80 years ago.

August 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

5 Bad Sci-Fi Action Movies That I Really Enjoy

Here are five films that may have tanked at the box office, or disappointed critics and certain audiences…but you will have to pry their discount DVD cases from my cold, dead hands.

July 25, 2016 · Leave a comment

Who Tells Your Story? Narrative in “The Shawshank Redemption”

More than just an excuse for a Morgan Freeman voice-over, the narration of The Shawshank Redemption ties into themes of story-telling, truth, and memory.

June 30, 2016 · Leave a comment

Top 10 of ’15: Best Books I’ve Read This Year

As this year comes to a close, it’s time for me to look back and select my favorite books that I’ve read this year. ┬áHere they are, in the order … Continue reading

December 29, 2015 · Leave a comment

Return of the Winter Soldier: How Star Wars Inspired Captain America

“He’s more machine now than man.”

December 7, 2015 · 2 Comments

goodreads stars & how i use them

Originally posted on Work in Progress:
I see a lot of things about reviewers on Goodreads who give reviews that are either 1 star or 5 stars, with little in-between,…

August 19, 2015 · Leave a comment

Kate’s Top 12 Favorite Fictional Characters

Out of the countless stories we’ve heard throughout our lives, there are always a few characters who grab our attention in particular and stick with us for a long time. Maybe they are people we’d like to meet, or heroes we want to root for.

June 14, 2015 · Leave a comment