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?

9 comments:

  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.

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  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.

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  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.

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  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 :-)

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  5. 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!

    ~L

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  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.

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  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!)

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  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.

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  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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