Wednesday Roundup- 08.03.2016


Today is not Wednesday. Today is Thursday, which means I am behind on my roundups. I had a good excuse last week—I was on vacation—but this week, nothing. I am still thinking of vacation and how I really need a post-vacation, vacation. Is that a thing? I need a few days of no outside contact, a stack of books, and food I don't have to make or clean up after. 

I wouldn't say no to a weekend stay at the Sylvia Beach Hotel. With literary-themed rooms and an ocean view, this is the perfect spot to get a little reading in and catch up on the writing I have been procrastinating about for the last two months.

If you need help finding an excuse to read (I never do) you should read Book Riot's list of 101 Lies to Tell So You Can Stay Home and Read.


Do you remember diagramming sentences in school? NPR has a short piece on the dying art. 

If you need to get out of the house for a bit between books—Saturday is the annual Obon Festival at the Oregon Buddhist Temple in Portland. There will be dancing, music and some rich and interesting history. 

You might also try staying home and watching a movie. If you're like me, you have friends and loved ones spread all over the country. I found this Chrome extension—Netflix Party—that I'm going to try out. It allows you and another viewer to sync your Netflix stream so you can watch a movie or show together. There is even a chat feature.


I hope the rest of your week and upcoming weekend are wonderful. Read a book, bake a cake, go to your favorite restaurant and sit outside. Enjoy the summer while it lasts because it is going very fast.


What I'm Reading: The Mad Woman Upstairs by Catherine Lowell