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Subject: April read along
Date Posted: 2/2/2012 12:27 AM ET
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You all  realize that the 100th anniversary of the Titanic is this April.   What would you all think about reading a book set on the Titanic for April's read along?

Just a thought.

Date Posted: 2/2/2012 8:28 AM ET
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That's a good idea Letty!  I should make DH watch the movie with me.  ;)

Date Posted: 2/2/2012 8:56 AM ET
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That's fine with me. Can it be non fiction?

Date Posted: 2/2/2012 9:51 AM ET
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Oh I love that idea!  Do you mean for us to vote and pick one that we all read?  Or maybe we read different ones and compare and contrast them? 

Date Posted: 2/2/2012 10:24 AM ET
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Titanic is being re-released in theaters as 3D

Date Posted: 2/2/2012 10:43 AM ET
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Love Christa's idea ...

 

Date Posted: 2/2/2012 10:59 AM ET
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Love Christa's idea ...

Same here.

Date Posted: 2/2/2012 11:13 AM ET
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And it's not like we have to worry about giving away spoilers....we all know how it ends!

Suggestions of titles?  I don't know of any right off the top of my head.



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Date Posted: 2/2/2012 12:17 PM ET
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Dressmaker's Daughter Kate Alcott

Cold April by Pyllis Humprey (sp?). Currently free on Kindle .

Tara compiled a list for The Lit Asylum last month here.

Date Posted: 2/2/2012 1:22 PM ET
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I like Christa's idea as well.  So how does that sound to every one?

Date Posted: 2/2/2012 1:39 PM ET
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To expand on the theme, those interested could look into the fates of Titanic's "sister ships" ----- such as the Brittanic and the Olympic . . .?

Date Posted: 2/2/2012 2:03 PM ET
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Bonnie,  I don't see why not.  As I recall they also had rather event filled lives.

 

Date Posted: 2/2/2012 3:42 PM ET
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Which idea of Christa's does everyone like - she had two from what I see?

Do you mean for us to vote and pick one that we all read?  Or maybe we read different ones and compare and contrast them?  

 

Date Posted: 2/2/2012 3:51 PM ET
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Jeanne, I was talking of,  Or maybe we read different ones and compare and contrast them?

Date Posted: 2/2/2012 4:15 PM ET
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Okay, that sounds good!

Date Posted: 2/2/2012 9:11 PM ET
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I read The Story of the Titanic a few years ago and found it to be a very good non fiction account of the sinking. There was a list of those who perished and it really brought home to me how tragic it was. The book is not available here though, and I don't know if it's a reasonable price to buy.

I have both A Night to Remember and The Night Lives On on my TBR and have been meaning to get to them for some time. This would be a great opportunity for me to do so.

This story has always fascinated me.  And yes, I do plan to see the 3D movie!

 

Date Posted: 2/11/2012 9:07 PM ET
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Another Titanic book just popped up on the freebie list. More thriller/mystery though.

Date Posted: 2/13/2012 3:43 PM ET
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ooohhhhh, good idea, a read on Titanic--I'm in. either choosing plan works for me....

Date Posted: 2/13/2012 6:09 PM ET
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This is an oldy, but I love the Dirk Pitt Novels Raise the Titanic by Clive Cussler