Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Literary Summer

Vacation time will be upon us soon. And for those of you who cannot only afford to go on vacation but can afford some literary vacay swag here are some of my summer recommendations.

Penguin Books Deck Chair

Penguin Book Deckchair - The Common Reader

What a perfect way to curl up pool or seaside with a book (and you will know your chair from all the others.) For those who may be able to afford the chair but not the vacay this will do just as nicely on your porch or in your garden.

Available in the following titles:
The Common Reader
A Room of Ones Own
Brighton Rock
The Big Sleep
The Horizontal Man
The Man of Property
Country Life
Man and Superman
The Big Sleep
The Garden Party

Price tag $118.04 + shipping

And what better way to remember your vacation with a camera.

Lens: 23.1mm f8
Shutter: 1/80
Film advance: Manual
Film: 110mm film (film sold separately here.)
Flash : None
Body Size: 110x31x68mm
Weight: 110g
Accessories include: Paper case, manual.


As a further follow-up on my previous post of literary destinations I have a few more places I have stumbled upon.

The Spencer Hotel and Spa
Chautauqua, NY

Lewis Carroll Theme Room | The Spencer Hotel

Akawaaba Bed and Breakfast
Washington D.C.


Decorated in tribute to Zora Neale Hurston, this second floor guestroom faces picturesque 16th street and is decorated in bold red hues. One of the largest rooms in the house, it is furnished with a Brass King sized bed, antique writing secretary, and mirrored armoire. The front bay window allows plenty of natural light. The private bath features a 2-person Jacuzzi tub and shower.


Nobel prize winner, 1993 for her collected works and Pulitzer Prize, 1988 for Beloved, Morrison is best noted for her “epic themes, vivid dialogue and richly detailed African American characters.” Located on the second floor, in the middle of the house, this room features a queen-sized bed, decorative fireplace, and private, shower only bath.


A queen-sized 4-poster canopy bed sets the tone of this second floor guestroom decorated honoring the romantic in all of us. Situated at the rear of the home, allowing for a quite peaceful nights sleep, or quiet respite from life's hectic pace. The private ensuite bath features a couple's shower with dual showerheads.


Poet and Playwright Langston Hughes is memorialized in this 3rd floor guestroom. Decorated in deep browns and greens, this room includes a small private balcony overlooking 16th street. The second of the largest rooms in the house, guests will find a king sized bed, decorative fireplace sitting area and ensuite private bath with 2 person Jacuzzi tub and shower.


Located on the 3rd floor, this guest room offers a queen sized bed with
upholstered headboard, and private shower only bath. Sleek trim decor,
hardwood floors and decorative fireplace give this room a modern feel mixed
with old world charm.


Best known for his Mystery novels featuring lead character Easy Rawlings, guests who stay in this suite often feel as though they are staying in Mr. Mosley's secret writing retreat. The Mosley Suite is located on the 3rd floor and rear of the home. The room offers a queen sized bed, decorative fireplace, writing desk and private bath with couple's shower with dual showerheads.


Be inspired with this 4th floor suite. Tucked in the eves of the home, yet bright with a large skylight, neutral tone and 2 windows, this room proves to be very popular with our guests looking for a little romance or pampering. The room is furnished with a king sized iron bed and sitting alcove with 2 wing back chairs. The ensuite bath is shower only, however an antique claw-foot soaking tub is tucked in the room, and perfect for a hot bubble bath.


Dedicated to one of your host's favorite genres, the Poetry Suite offers a library of collected favorite works. This 4th floor room, features 2 queen-sized beds, allowing comfortable sleeping accommodations for up to 4 guests. Natural light fills this room with a large window stretching almost the full width of the room. A large couch allows for a great place to catch up on your favorite book, or a pick from the room's collection.


The Writer's Suite is a Garden level/English basement fully furnished, and private entranced efficiency apartment. The spacious main room is divided into sleeping and living quarters offering a cozy living room with a full sized leather sofa, armchair and TV with cable and DVD player.

The bright front bay window has a dining table which also provides a great work space to catch up on email. Sleeping accommodations include a king sized bed and bureau and night stands at the back of the room.

The apartment provides a galley style kitchen, with gas stove/oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, and all counter-top appliances. There is also a full bath. Breakfast and daily housekeeping are not provided with this unit. All bed and bath linens are provided. Wireless Internet is complimentary.

Reserved off street parking is available behind the home by reservation for an additional $12 per night.

Ammenities include:
  • Choice of 8 guestrooms each with private bath (2 feature Jacuzzi tubs
  • Home cooked hot breakfast served each morning, 8am weekdays, 9am weekends
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Available reserved off street parking
  • Rooms with King sized beds
  • Color television with cable in each room
  • Romance packages available
  • Massage services can be reserved on-site
  • Afternoon refreshments
  • Smoke free/pet free accommodations
  • We can accommodate children over 12 in the Poetry Suite
Zora Neale Hurston and Langston Hughes Suites: $190-285
Romance and Walter Mosley Suites: $165-235
Toni Morrison and Modern Classics Rooms: $150-205
Inspiration Suite: $175-235
Poetry Suite: $175-235 for 2, $30 per night for each additional guest up to 4.
Writer's Suite: $145-195

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1 comment:

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شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة
يعتبر تنظيف الخزانات من الأشياء المهمة في حياتنا، فتنظيف الخزانات يجب أن يتم بصفة دورية حتي لا تتكاثر الميكروبات والجراثيم والطحالب الضارة في داخل الخزان، ويتم شرب واستعمال المياه بعد ذلك، وذلك يؤثر على صحة الأسرة وبالأخص صحة الأطفال المتواجدين في تلك الأسرة، فيجب الاهتمام بتنظيف الخزانات وصيانتها حتى يتم استخدامها في الشرب وفي الاستخدامات اليومية، فتخزين المياه لفترة طويلة داخل الخزان يؤثر على جودة المياه المتواجدة في داخله، لذلك يجب التوعية بخطر عدم تنظيف الخزانات لأن ذلك يؤثر على صحة الأفراد.
شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة
لذلك خوفا على سلامة أفراد الأسرة، تقدم شركة المستقبل خدماتها لتنظيف الخزانات، فإذا لم يكن لديك الخبرة في عملية تنظيف الخزانات، وإذا كنت تحتاج إلى مساعدة في تنظيف خزانك، فيمكنك الاعتماد على شركة المستقبل لتقوم بهذا العمل بدلا منك، فالشركة لديها الخبرة الطويلة في مجال تنظيف الخزانات، تعتمد الشركة على العمالة المدربة والكفء والتي تقوم بعملية التنظيف على أكمل وجه، فالعمالة لديها الخبرة التي تؤهلها للقيام بهذه العملية، وذلك لأن سلامة أفراد الأسرة تهم الشركة.
شركة تنظيف خزانات جدة
تعتمد الشركة في عملية تنظيف الخزانات على مواد لا تؤثر على صحة الأفراد ولا تترك رواسب في الخزان، فيتم الاهتمام بمواد التنظيف المستخدمة في عملية التنظيف واختيارها بعناية فائقة حتى لا تؤثر في عملية التنظيف وحتى تتم عملية التنظيف على أعلى مستوى، يتم أيضا تطهير الخزانات والتأكد من عملية التنظيف والتطهير حتي يتم ملء الخزان مرة أخرى واستخدامه بطريقة طبيعة وبشكل آمن وبدون أي مشاكل أو أمراض قد تحدث للأسرة.
تنظيف خزانات المياه بجدة
لا تتعب نفسك في البحث عن المواد وعن الطرق المختلفة لتنظيف الخزان لأن أي خطأ منك قد يؤثر بالسلب على صحتك وصحة اسرتك، اتصل بشركة المستقبل
وسوف تقوم بكل الأعمال المجهدة عنك.