Sunday, April 08, 2012

Week in Review (14)

Random Thoughts

I'm back! I decided that today was a good a day as any to get back around to blogging. I actually don't feel like all that many days have gone by... And they haven't really... I just needed a couple days to get my head together because I wasn't as organized as I would hope. I think it is because what blogging time I have had lately has been dedicated to getting Titanic Week organized at Historical Tapestry. I am kind of excited about it because the Titanic has always been an aspect of history that interests me.

For those of you that asked, things have been interesting. As I said in my blogging break post my mother's house was broken in to. She has cats and I was there checking on them. It was not something that I expected so it took me a couple moments to get my head around what I was stumbling upon. My mother seems to be taking it rather well, but a lot of family heirlooms were taken. It's a bit sad. My books were fine. No one cares about books...

I am hoping to be back to blogging this week. There is a lot I want to talk about! But, be sure and follow along with Titanic Week which starts tomorrow. I am excited about all the great posts!

Challenge News

I read The Dressmaker for the Historical Fiction Challenge. Spirits in the Wire was for the Once Upon a Time Challenge.

Weekly Reads

I really enjoyed this book. It wasn't perfect, and I am not so sure about the portrayal of the characters, but it was a bit of a page-turner. It will be one of the books I discuss during Titanic Week. (Personal Copy)

I loved C.S. Lewis when I was a child, but I have never read any of his adult books. That is very slack for me... This was actually a really good read and I am glad I got the chance to read it. This is for a TLC book tour that I will be posting about next week. (E-book)

I really enjoyed this book. I love de Lint, though, and I am glad that Carl and I read a book together again for the Once Upon a Time Challenge. You can see the first part of the discussion here and the second part will be up tomorrow. (Personal Copy)

I really wanted this book because it is the photos by Browne that show some of the last moments of the Titanic.  I was very happy that the library had them. (Library Copy)

I also read this trilogy for the Titanic Week at Historical Tapestry. It was the quickest fiction that could come in for me, so I went with easy. It was good, but not the best thing I have ever read based on the Titanic. (Library copies)

Weekly Posts

New Additions

Titanic Victims in Halifax Graveyards by Blair Beed
S.O.S. by Gordon Korman
The Last Days of the Titanic by E.E. O'Donnell
Womanthology by Ann Nocenti
Titanic Survivor by Violet Jessop
Unsinkable by Gordon Korman


  1. Happy Back to Blogging! :D

  2. good, but not the best thing I have ever read based on the Titanic

    but, it is by Gordon Korman, which gives it bonus points. I have always enjoyed his Bruno and Boots books.

    1. Exactly! I only even read it because it was Korman. I would have probably passed on it otherwise.

  3. Glad to have you back Kells!!! Though I'm so sorry to hear about your mother's house being broken into :( I've been away so long I didn't even know what was going on. Hope you managed to have a good Easter!


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