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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

Men and Machines: Let’s Talk About Kyle Reese

In which I break down what makes Terminator’s protagonist interesting and unique, complain about the new movie’s casting, and admire those sweet Nike kicks.

June 9, 2015 · 3 Comments

Taylor Swift Book Tag Challenge

…in which I list books in categories based on Taylor Swift song titles! I found this challenge on MissPrint’s blog, and it was originally created by The Book Life. We … Continue reading

May 18, 2015 · Leave a comment

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