Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Reads - 10th Edition

I have to admit that my reading should be mostly fantasy because it is the Once Upon a Time challenge, but instead I am trying to squeeze in books about the Titanic for the week at Historical Tapestry. I recently finished a local book called Halifax and Titanic. So, while I have lots of other books on the go (and many more that I would really like to read), I have become a bit addicted to the Titanic. This will probably mean a quieter year for the Once Upon a Time Challenge, but the centennial of the Titanic only happens once.

I am currently reading:
This is very readable non-fiction. I have read a lot of non-fiction on the Titanic over the years, so I very rarely learn much new, but Brewster has written this book differently and concentrated on people that do not generally get that much attention. I should finish it up today.

I am just over halfway through this book. I had paused in reading it because we are going to post on half of it on Monday and I didn't want to get too far ahead.

I have an ARC of this from NetGalley. I have been putting it off because it is a pdf and I hate pdf, but I have just been reading it on my computer. This will get me caught up in the series....

I have several other books started, but these are the three I have been working at and stand to finish soon. The others will get picked back up when I finish something, though.

What have you been reading this week? Do you have a favourite book about (or featuring) the Titanic?


  1. PDFs bug me, too, though they're easier to read now that I have a full-sized e-reader. (I used to read all my eARCs on my iPod touch.) I wish publishers would make note of the available formats when they post new titles to NetGalley.

  2. Interesting list of books.
    The Titanic does interest me, but not enough to read about. I think I became over-saturated with Titanic back in the 90's. I am, however, very interested in ships such as the Britannic who were put into service as hospital ships during wars.

  3. The Titanic interests me, and Gilded Lives sounds like a good read.

    I'm divided between Crytonomicon and an Elizabeth George Inspector Lynley novel at the moment. I do have a review schedule for Once Upon a Time, but I need to get hold of some of the books I intend to read for the challenge.

  4. I don't think I'm as into the Titanic as many other people are, but I'm glad you're enjoying the book! It's actually been probably 4 or 5 days since I read for pleasure. I'm not sure what I've been doing, but it's been a fun week :-)

  5. Anonymous4:44 PM

    I don't think I've read anything w/ the Titanic now that I'm thinking about it. N did a "living history" report two years ago and went as the "Unsinkable Molly Brown" (who was a phenomenal woman, I learned) so I must have read something... I like the idea of a "readable non-fiction" about it though.

    pdfs--I thought I would be more okay with them than I am. Maybe I sit at the computer too much as it is and reading books on it becomes just too too much.

    anyway, looks like some great reads.. Enjoy!


  6. I don't have a favourite book about the Titanic, though I did read Walter Lord's book - A Night to Remember, I think it's called, many years ago, about the sinking of the Titanic. There's a new one out about the memories of some of the survivors that looks interesting, though I'm sorry, I can't remember the title or where I saw it - darn cold!

    As you know I've been sick all week, so other than A Great and Terrible Beauty, I haven't been able to read anything else.

  7. Anonymous10:08 PM

    I haven't read any Titanic books. Never even considered it until I read your post. I'm reading at this moment, the new Jo Nesbo, Phantom, that came out mid-March. I am back on Twitter and can't find you! what is your handle? Thanks. ---Keishon (avidmysteryfan is mine!)

  8. I don't think I've ever read a book about the Titanic! Gilded Lives, Fatal Voyage is going on the to-read list, though.

  9. Can't wait to see what you think of Dark Frost, Kailana! I'm wishing very, very hard you'll enjoy it!! :)

    And wow, good for you reading books about the Titanic :) Indeed, it only happens once :P


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