If you were wondering what word nerd holiday party chatter sounds like, here’s an example. Besides some uproarious laughter over a grammar joke (not MRP’s), there was an interesting conversation about the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Nye Beach, Ore.
Highly recommended by a fellow party-goer, the Sylvia Beach calls itself “truly a hotel for book-lovers.” And they mean it. Every room is named for a different author and decorated to match. There are the “classics” (including Mark Twain), “the best sellers” (such as Fitzgerald, Hemingway, and Shakespeare) and the “novels” (including Tolkien and Oscar Wilde). I wish there were actual photographs, but the hotel has posted some quaint drawings of the rooms here.
I wonder if the Edgar Allan Poe room comes with a raven or even better, a tell-tale heart. Although that could interfere with one’s good night’s sleep, I suppose.