I read a lot of blogs, and it blows me away how sooo many people have time to read 4 -5 books a week! But, I digress.
Everyone knows about the Titanic. There are books, movies, documentaries... you name it. It's hard to believe it happened 98 years ago! And I know I don't have to go into detail about what "it" is. We all know the story. We're all fascinated by it.
Well, I am.
I don't know what it is about it that just draws me in.
Two years ago, my family went on a cruise to Nova Scotia (I highly recommend it). In case you're not familiar, Nova Scotia was the place where many bodies that were recovered from the ocean were brought for identification. So Halifax, Nova Scotia has a pretty rich Titanic history.
We visited the Maritime Museum which was offering a huge Titanic exhibit at the time. It was fantastic! On display was the only remaining deck chair from the ship, in addition to other items salvaged. Facts abound! It was a great learning experience. My kids loved it as much as my husband and I did.
(just an aside..... I'm trying to post pictures, but for some reason I'm having a hard time uploading. **sigh** ... I'll try again later.)
While visiting Halifax, we also took a tour of the cemetery where many of the unclaimed Titanic victims are buried. Of course, the one I was most interested in seeing was the grave of J. Dawson!! For anyone who has seen the humongous blockbuster movie (who hasn't???), you know who Jack Dawson is. Yes, there really was a Jack Dawson onboard the real ship! He was not however the Jack Dawson portrayed in the movie. The real Jack Dawson was actually an engine room worker who did perish in the sinking.
There are so many intriguing facts and fallacy surrounding this, the worst sea disaster in history. I love reading about it and seeing the documentaries, etc. I know there are a lot of us Titanic fanatics out there, so I decided to post **some** of the great books - both fiction and non-fiction - that have been published about the Titanic through the years.
If there are any that you know of that didn't make my list, please feel free to comment and let me know about it!
- Inside the Titanic
- 882 1/2 Amazing Answers To Your Questions About the Titanic
- Titanic (DK Eyewitness Books)
- A Night To Remember
- Distant Waves
- Ship of Dreams - (there is no link to this novel. it is a UK edition. I got mine on ebay.)
- SOS Titanic
- Titanic: The Long Night
- Voyage On The Great Titanic (Dear America)
- The Titanic Murders
- Titanic: A Love Story
- No Greater Love
When I (finally) finish Ship of Dreams, I am moving on to Distant Waves by Suzanne Weyn. My son's school bookfair had this one, so I picked it up.
Is there any historical incident or happening that you are obsessed with reading about, be it fiction or non? WWII perhaps? The California Goldrush? Let's get some ideas out there about great historicals!