Thoughts: Trifles (1916) by Susan Glaspell

Susan Glaspell's Trifles (1916) is a one-act play that would ultimately inspire another of her works, a short story called "A Jury of Her Peers." The story is loosely based on an actual event, the murder of John Hossack, which Glaspell reported on while working as a journalist in Des Moines, Iowa. Hossack's wife was accused of killing … Continue reading Thoughts: Trifles (1916) by Susan Glaspell

Spooky Reviews: Doctor Sleep, Hill House, and Macbeth

Doctor Sleep by Stephen King Final Verdict: 3.75/4.0 YTD: 58 Doctor Sleep is the long-awaited sequel to one of Stephen King’s most popular novels, The Shining.  In it, readers are given the opportunity to witness Danny Torrance as a seriously screwed up but equally well-intentioned alcoholic adult.  While some of the suspense of its prequel … Continue reading Spooky Reviews: Doctor Sleep, Hill House, and Macbeth

Thoughts: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos Final Verdict: 3.5 out of 4.0 YTD: 11 I first read Gentlemen Prefer Blondes in graduate school (2007?), as part of a 20th Century American Literature class. I loved that class, and the professor, because we read primarily unexpected texts – important ones, and ones which said much about … Continue reading Thoughts: Gentlemen Prefer Blondes by Anita Loos