Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince – Review Part 1 – Expectations

I had planned on writing this prior to seeing the film, but I got sidetracked with other things and couldn’t find the time. Instead, I will do my best to write my most unbiased opinions of what I expected from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince based solely on the novel, which I haven’t read [...]


So in my nervous scatterbrainedness of the past few days, I forgot to upload a draft of today's post before going out of town. I have it written and ready to be edited, but it sits in my "Ideas and Drafts" folder on my computer at home, and I'm out of town until late this [...]

The Death of the Author in the Information Age

The idea of “death of the author” primarily means that once a work is created that the author’s influence on it is non-existent, that it is solely in the reader’s hands to place meaning in a text. This is to say that whatever intentions a writer has for a book (or a director for a [...]

SPOILER ALERT: Does a Statute of Limitations Exist on Spoilers?

I got to thinking about spoilers the other day.You know, someone telling you what happens at the end of a movie or book you really want to read or watch, but you just haven’t gotten around to it yet.I got to thinking whether there is a limit to when a spoiler warning has to be [...]