Mighty Red Pen

December 9, 2007

Rooms with views

Filed under: Wordsworthy — mighty red pen @ 6:19 pm

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.



  1. so is MRP at least going to *repeat* the grammar joke?

    The hotel looks interesting.

    Comment by TootsNYC — December 11, 2007 @ 10:53 am | Reply

  2. Well, I will, in fact . . . I’m waiting for the arrival of some supporting material and there’ll be a related post. Watch for a post about the typo in the McDonald’s Happy Meal.

    Comment by mightyredpen — December 11, 2007 @ 10:59 am | Reply

  3. […] to McDonald’s (TootsNYC and anyone else who was wondering, this is the part of the story that made the words nerds chortle at the holiday party): One of your Shrek Happy Meal trivia cards reads: Who is Shrek and Donkey […]

    Pingback by Who are doing your proofreading? « Mighty Red Pen — December 11, 2007 @ 8:35 pm | Reply

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