"No one can be lonely who has a book for company." ~ Nelle Reagan

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Dead By Midnight by Carolyn Hart

Dead By Midnight
Author:  Carolyn Hart
Published: 2012, this edition; first published 2011
Publisher: Avon Books, an Imprint of Harper Collins Publishers
Pages:  273
Format:  Mass Market Paperback
Genre:  mystery/cozy mystery
ISBN 9780061914980
Source:  I purchased this book.

Read more about Dead By Midnight on the publisher's site:  http://www.harpercollins.ca/book/index.aspx?isbn=9780061914980

www.avonmystery.com    www.carolynhart.com

From the back cover:
Solving puzzles comes naturally to Annie Darling, cheerful owner of the Death on Demand mystery bookstore on the lovely seas island of Broward's Rock.  Annie is aided and abetted by her admiring husband, Max, who runs an unusual business that offers help to people in trouble.

A recent death appears to be suicide, but Annie suspects murder.  To solve the case, she unravels the mystery of a towel hidden at midnight in a gazebo, the lack of fingerprints on a crystal mug, blood on a teenager's blue shirt, and the secret of a lovers' tryst.

Annie believes she has set the perfect trap for a merciless killer...until her cell phone rings and Death whispers in her ear.

My review:
Dead By Midnight is a Death on Demand Mystery, continuing with Annie and Max Darling, a mystery bookstore owner and unofficial investigator respectively.  I simply love these two.  They live the ideal life - on an island in the southern states, surrounded by ocean, beaches, gorgeous tropical plants, an active society life and...always....a penchant for getting mixed up in murder!

In Dead By Midnight, Annie hires Pat who was recently let go from a local law firm.  Economically, for some, things have slowed down and Cleo has manipulated her new husband and partner in the firm, Glen, yet again.  In Cleo's mind, the firm needs a new image, and a new face, not Pat's, to greet clients.  Another partner, Kirk, has been given notice as well.  The firm is definitely not making friends in the community.

When Pat fails to show up for work and is found dead in her home, Annie is certain it is not suicide, despite a lack of enemies, fingerprints, motives.  Pat was planning a vacation, had a new job, had said to Annie, when discussing a novel, that suicide is not the answer...one simply must work their way through. Definitely not a suicide, in Annie's mind.

When Glen is found shot to death in his home, Annie suspects Pat was on to something and was killed to keep her quiet.  Annie delves deeper into the lives of the family, the circumstances of Glenn's killing, and the questionable behaviour of her friend Elaine, an aunt to Glen's children.  Enlisting her husband's investigative skills, Annie devises a trap for the killer but the killer is onto her and makes a trap for Annie!

Plotted with the mind of a master storyteller, Dead By Midnight involves the reader to the very last page, the last sentence, the very last word.  I couldn't put it down!  Each twist in the plot revealed a new motive, another suspect, until you begin to wonder if your original suspect is indeed the culprit.  A good mystery involves the reader; without asking you to become a sleuth, you are.  In some cases I was one step ahead of Annie, but a new scenario would arise that would throw me as well as her off track.  Wonderful!  Absolutely wonderful!


Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Butterfly's Child by Angela Davis-Gardner (book review)


Butterfly's Child
Author:  Angela Davis-Gardner
Publisher:  Dial Press Trade Paperback
Published:  April 10, 2012
Pages:  384
ISBN 9780385340953  
Includes Synopsis of Puccini's Opera Madama Butterfly, Author's Note (with background information), A Reader's Guide and Questions and Topics for Discussion
Source:  Thank you to TLC and the publisher for a complimentary copy of Butterfly's Child.  This review is my own opinion and was not influenced be receipt of a complimentary copy of this book.

Synopsis:


When three-year-old Benji is plucked from the security of his home in Nagasaki to live with his American father, Lt. Benjamin Franklin Pinkerton, and stepmother, Kate, on their farm in Illinois, the family conceals Benji’s true identity as a child born from a liaison between an officer and a geisha, and instead tells everyone that he is an orphan.
Frank struggles to keep the farm going while coping with his guilt and longing for the deceased Butterfly. Deeply devout Kate is torn between her Christian principles and her resentment of raising another woman’s child. And Benji’s life as an outcast—neither fully American nor fully Japanese—forces him to forge an identity far from the life he has known.
When the truth about Benji surfaces, it will splinter this family’s fragile dynamic, sending repercussions spiraling through their close-knit rural community and sending Benji on the journey of a lifetime from Illinois to the Japanese settlements in Denver and San Francisco, then across the ocean to Nagasaki, where he will uncover the truth about his mother’s tragic death.
A sweeping portrait of a changing American landscape at the end of the nineteenth century, and of a Japanese culture irrevocably altered by foreign influence, Butterfly’s Child explores people in transition—from old worlds to new customs, heart’s desires to vivid realities—in an epic tale that plays out as both a conclusion to and an inspiration for one of the most famous love stories ever told.
My Review: 
Madama Butterfly is a world-famous opera which found its origins in The Century magazine in 1898 as a story written by John Luther Long. From there it was written as a play where it was viewed by Pucchini who went home immediately after seeing the performance and began composing music for what would become the opera.  From these historical beginnings, Butterfly's Child finds its origins.


For those who haven't had the opportunity to see Madame Butterfly, myself included, the author Angela Davis-Gardner provides a brief summary of each act at the beginning of the book.  Angela takes the story of Benji beyond the 'finale' of the opera to Benji's life in America where his father, Frank Pinkerton, and step-mother, Kate, raise him as an "adopted" son.  For an American/Japanese child, America is so foreign as to be cruel.  He has blond hair and blue eyes but otherwise looks like his Geisha mother.  He is neither American nor Japanese and yet he is both.  Cruelly teased at school, Benji learns to defend himself as his "samurai" ancestors would have done.  


Frank Pinkerton is certainly not the ideal candidate for a husband nor father and his vices continually play havoc upon his marriage, his family, and the farm.  Why he was "loved" by Cio Cio, Benji's mother, and Kate, continues to baffle me.  Pinkerton's influence upon Benji is cruel at times, leaving Benji yearning for the land he considers home.  When Benji reaches the age of 15, he leaves home to go to his native Japan to find his mother's family where he is sure he will fit in.  He learns some hard lessons along the way and has to grow up quickly.  Fortunately for Benji, he has had some positive influences in his formative years including his Grandmother, his teacher, and the veterinarian Keast, who treats him as a true son.  He is "adopted" by a Japanese import/exporter whose life he saves one day, thus introducing him to the business of importing and exporting.


Once overseas, Benji takes up the search for his mother's family, gains employment in a similar business as his adoptive father, and learns more about himself as a man.  It is here, in the "third act" that Benji's life seems successful.  He meets a girl and falls in love, starts his own business and a family.  In the finale, he discovers some truths that are an amazing twist to the story.  Oddly, though, the author seems to rush the ending, leaving me a little less than satisfied with how everything ties up.  


Angela Davis-Gardner is a master at character development.   Each person comes to life on the pages, so clearly it is as if you know them personally.  Some are utterly unlikeable while others make you smile to know them.  She has painstakingly researched history and the country of Japan which is evident throughout the book.  


Butterfly's Child is well-written and is suitable for a mature audience.  It is a novel of love, lust, desire, hope, tragedy, strength, and sorrow.  Butterfly's Child will touch you and make you ponder, leaving you yearning now to see the celebrated opera Madame Butterfly.






Meet the author:


Angela Davis-Gardner is the author of the internationally acclaimed novels Felice, Forms of Shelter, and Plum Wine, which was inspired by the time she spent teaching Tsuda College in Tokyo, Japan. An Alumni Distinguished Professor at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, Angela has won nearly thirty awards for writing and teaching. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina, where she is at work on her next novel.

Angela's website:






Monday, April 23, 2012

CBC Books - Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize Reader Survey

Canadian readers/book bloggers, bookies:  take a moment to answer this brief survey conducted by Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize and be automatically entered in the draw for an IPad or books!!

CBC Books - Hilary Weston Writers' Trust Prize Reader Survey

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Titanic 2012 by Bill Walker (a Partners in Crime Tour)


Titanic 2012
Author:  Bill Walker
Published:  January 17, 2012
Publisher:  Bill Walker Designs
Cemetery Dance Productions (ebook)
Pages:  286
Genre:  Mystery/Romance
ISBN 9780615592398

Source:  a copy was provided by the author and Partners In Crime virtual book tours in exchange for an honest review.  This in no way influences my opinion nor this review.

SYNOPSIS:  Best-selling mystery novelist Trevor Hughes has no idea that attending his twentieth reunion at Harvard will forever change his life.

Persuaded to go by his on-again-off-again girlfriend, Dr. Julia Magnusson, he meets up with three old friends: Solly Rubens, a self-made Wall Street millionaire; Ken Faust, a successful software entrepreneur; and Harlan Astor, New York real estate tycoon and the glue that holds their circle together.

That afternoon, over drinks at the Harvard Club, Harlan drops his bombshell: He is doing what James Cameron did not -- he is rebuilding the Titanic, and sailing the ship on the hundredth anniversary to honor those who died, including his great-grandfather, John Jacob Astor IV. Only Trevor is intrigued by Harlan's audacity. Touched by his friend's interest and concern, Harlan invites him on the maiden voyage to serve as the official chronicler.

On April 10, 2012, Trevor journeys to Southampton and, along with the hundreds of handpicked passengers, boards the Titanic. He is awed by the immensity of the ship and the feelings that well up in him. His friend has made his grand dream a reality.

During the journey, armed with his iPod Touch and a miniature wireless camera hidden in his glasses, Trevor interviews both passengers and crew, eager to learn the reasons why they chose to sail on the reborn ship.

Nearly every one of them claims to have been profoundly affected by Cameron's film, wanting to recapture the magic for themselves. And some of them are dying -- their last wish to be on the maiden voyage of the new Titanic.

Trevor is touched that his friend has allowed these people to come aboard, and is unprepared when he meets Madeleine Regehr, a beautiful, free-spirited woman who resists his entreaties to be interviewed, intriguing Trevor all the more. Slowly, and inexorably, Maddy draws him out of his shell, allowing him to love deeply and completely, for the very first time in his life.

But Trevor soon discovers a darker purpose for the voyage, a purpose that threatens to destroy him and the woman he loves. In a race against time that pits friend against friend, Trevor must stop the unstoppable or 
risk a horrific replay of history...


My Review:


An invitation to be on an exact replica of the Titanic is how it all begins for Trevor as his good friend Harlon Astor, a descendent of the famous John Jacob Astor who was on the original Titanic, has decided to take on the challenge.  Apparently Harlon has spared no expense in duplicating the famous liner.  Even the captain is a good look-a-like of Captain Smith.


For Trevor, the new Titanic is a book to write, for Harlan it's legacy and something more...destiny.  And as Trevor interviews the passengers and crew, he discovers something they all have in common.  What begins as a commemorative journey, becomes something far more....something somewhat eerie.


Titanic 2012 was difficult to put down.  I was immersed in the story with all its surprises.  Bill Walker captivates in his descriptive narrative which flows from beginning to end, seamlessly     binding the past to the present.  Character development is on par, allowing the reader to feel they know the individuals as their stories unfold.  Being a Titanic buff for decades,  I enjoyed the attention to  every minute detail as seen through Trevor's eyes as he toured the Titanic.  Fabulous imagery!


The twist was expected and yet not!  Astor has a surprising agenda which rather blew me away!  I enjoyed every minute of the journey!


For all Titanic buffs, this is a MUST READ!!


Warning:  deity expletives are abundant  


AUTHOR BIO:  A graduate of Emerson College's prestigious film school, Bill wrote and directed his first feature film, Pawn, while still a student. After graduation, he co-founded Newbury Filmworks, Inc., an award-winning production company renowned for making high-quality corporate films and commercials. 

In 1990, Bill relocated to Los Angeles, and began a freelance story analysis career for various studios and independent production companies, while devoting his spare time to the writing of novels, short stories, and screenplays. He is also a highly-respected graphic designer, specializing in book and dust jacket design. He has worked on books by such luminaries as: Ray Bradbury, Richard Matheson, Dean Koontz, and Stephen King. In addition, Bill is a member of the Authors Guild. 

He has won awards for his screenwriting, his two short story collections for Mid-Graders, Five-Minute Frights and Five-Minute Chillers, are perennial Halloween favorites, and his first novel, Titanic 2012 was enthusiastically received by readers. His second novel, Camp Stalag was released in 2001. Bill lives in Los Angeles with his wife, Debbie, and their sons, Jeffrey and Brian.
AUTHOR SITES:   website:  www.billwalkernovels.com  
                                  Facebook:  http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000852734908



Other bloggers participating in this tour are:


Sunday:  Lindsay @ Everyday Is An Adventure
                Kathy @ Bags, Books & Bon Jovi  (review & post)


Monday:  Laurie @ Reader Girls

Tuesday:  Kate @ Read 2 Review
                 Kristi @ Books and Needlepoint

Wednesday: Paula Book Lover Stop  (review & post)

                  Ann @ Ann's Reading Corner

                                                                      Friday:     Kate @ I Just Wanna Sit Here and Read!

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Friday, April 20, 2012

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Titanic - children's book review

Titanic
The disaster that shocked the world!
Reader Level 3
Author:  Mark Dubowski
Published:  January 24, 2012
Publisher:  Dorling Kindersley Ltd
Pages:  48
Format:  Trade Paperback
ISBN 978 0756690823

About the book:

This Titanic Level 3 Reader tells a story of tragedy and courage from the Titanic's maiden voyage, which celebrates it's centennial in 2012. She was the biggest ship in the world and they said she was unsinkable...
DK Readers are part of a five-level highly pictorial reading scheme, with lively illustrations and engaging stories to encourage reading. Level 3 have a rich vocabulary, challenging sentence structure, additional information, an alphabetical glossary and index to build literacy skills - ideal for children who are just beginning to read alone.  (from the publisher site http://www.dk.co.uk/nf/Book/BookDisplay/0,,9781405393348,00.html)
My Review:
From the launching of the unsinkable vessel, the Titanic, to the journey and her tragic sinking and then to the discovery of the wreckage, Mark Dubowski takes the young reader back in time to the setting of the world's most memorable ocean tragedy.  Full colour illustrations enrich the experience as young readers learn the details, from the size of the Titanic and her mechanics, to travellers and accommodations, and to the night of April 14, 1912.  For the enthusiast and the curious, Titanic The Disaster that Shocked the World is brimming with colourful detail and accurate reference in this non-fiction book for children ages 7-9 years.
a sample illustration from Titanic The Disaster That Shocked the World!

http://missremmersreview.com/2012/04/titanic-challenge-2012.html



Kate and Pippin- an Unlikely Love Story (Children's Book Review)

Kate & Pippin 
An Unlikely Love Story
Author:  Martin Springett
Published: February 28, 2012
Publisher: Penguin
Pages:  32
Format:  Hardcover
ISBN 9780670065974
Kids - Reference/Pets ages 9-12
Source:  I borrowed a copy


THE STORY
"Pippin, a helpless baby fawn was abandoned by her mother on the property of Isobel Springett. Isobel's Great Dane, Kate, adopted Pippin immediately and they have been best friends ever since.
The story of Kate's and Pippin's loving relationship is charmingly chronicled in a handsome book featuring the beautiful photography of Isobel Springett." (http://www.kateandpippin.com/index.html)

My Review:

Kate and Pippin is the story of unlikely friendships that endure time and differences. Oddly, this is the story of an orphaned fawn who is befriended by a female Great Dane. Mothered by the giant dog, bottle fed by the dog's owner, this little fawn named Pippin grew up not knowing she was different.  She was loved and played with and cared for and she grew up under the loving eye of an enormous dog named Kate.

http://www.kateandpippin.com/index.html
Touching in its infinite wisdom, Kate and Pippin demonstrates to all children and people everywhere that differences don't matter. Friendships can endure distance and differences.  This book is based upon the true story of Kate and Pippin. The author visited Kate and Pippin with his sister, who collaborated in presenting the story for the book, and recorded this endearing story for all to share in the marvel of this unlikely friendship.

Recommended for ages 9-12 and for parents to read to children of all ages.  The lessons learned from Kate and Pippin are timeless and ageless.

About the Author and Photographer:

Equestrian and photographer Isobel Springett has been documenting the unlikely love story of Kate and Pippin for over two years. She lives in the Comox Valley, British Columbia, with her husband and son.
Martin Springett is an author, illustrator and musician who has won numerous awards for his illustrations, including two Aurora Awards for Artistic Achievement. He lives in Toronto.

Book People Unite



In an attempt to get books into the hands of children who need them the most, Book People Unite put together this brief video utilizing some most loved literary characters to get others to join their cause.  Join in at bookpeopleunite.org.




Wednesday, April 18, 2012

CBC Books - Literary spring cleaning

Should you save those books or do some spring cleaning of your bookshelves? CBC Books posts four questions to ask yourself as you consider each book.

CBC Books - Literary spring cleaning

Video: Titanic Sinking CGI (National Geographic TV)




The Titanic Reading Challenge at Miss Remmer's Reviews also includes videos and movies.  
The one posted above is a computer animated simulation of the sinking of the Titanic.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Have a few Thousand Dollars to Spare for a Submersible Trip to the Site of the Titanic Sinking?



For a few tens of thousands of dollars you can join a once in a lifetime opportunity to visit the site of the Titanic on the ocean floor.  Visit the following site for more information:



"Now you can board high-tech submersibles and dive, in one-atmosphere comfort, to view an undersea world most humans have only imagined. Our extraordinary submersible adventures are led by experienced scientists and marine biologists, while the submarines are piloted by experts who have up to 30 years of submersible deep diving experience. These unique undersea submersible adventures take you to the wreakage of the famous German battleship Bismarck or the most famous of all the Titanic. This is the ultimate underwater adventure, where you participate in a deep-sea dive to the Titanic, the most famous shipwreck in the world."




http://www.adventures.ca/gasnet/sub.htm

So your child wants to learn about the Titanic....

I recently assisted a mom who was in search of Titanic books for her seven year old son. This mom also chose some adult historical reference books, those with a lot of photos.  Apparently this young man is well-versed in all things Titanic and has been watching the National Geographic specials in addition to his extensive reading.

Since the school library had a very limited selection, she decided to select some reference books from her local bookstore to supplement it.  Here are some that we considered:


SOS! Titanic
by Freda Wishinsky
ISBN 9781897349786
(suitable for children ages 6-8)


Eyewitness Titanic
by Simon Adams
ISBN 9780756650360
(ages 9-12)


882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions About the Titanic
by Hugh Brewster
ISBN 9780439042963
(Ages 9-12)


T is for Titanic:  A Titanic Alphabet
by Michael Shoulders
ISBN 9781585361762
(Ages 9-12)

Should you want to explore fictional Titanic stories for children, the following come highly recommended:


The Time-Traveling Fashionista on Board the Titanic
by Bianca Turetsky
ISBN9780316105446
(ages 9-12)



I Am Canada:  Deadly Voyage:  RMS Titanic, Jamie Laidlaw, April 14, 1912
by Hugh Brewster
ISBN 9781443104654
(Series ages 9-12)



Dear Canada:  That Fatal Night:  The Titanic Diary of Dorothy Wilton, Halifax, Nova Scotia, 1912
by Sarah Ellis
ISBN 9780545980739
(Series ages 9-12)


This post is part of Miss Remmer's Reviews Titanic Reading Challenge.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Linking the Past to the Present: Titanic Links



I found some excellent resources while surfing the net looking for Titanic sites.  Here are some of the best, linking the past to the present:


http://cheddarbay.com/0000Tea/Titanic/sitemap/map.html

http://www.cbc.ca/doczone/titanic/index.html

http://www.cbcshop.ca/titanic-the-canadian-story.html

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/features/titanic/

http://www.cbc.ca/thecurrent/episode/2012/04/09/titanic-anniversary---titanic-band/ (listen to a radio program (23 minutes), a tribute to those who lost their lives in the tragedy of the Titanic sinking)

http://www.titanic-titanic.com/titanic_timeline.shtml (the Titanic timeline)

http://www.timesherald.com/article/20120413/LIFE/120419768 (100 years later)

Why do old books smell?




The thing I love most about used bookstores, other than the books and the personal service, is the smell.  Why do used books have a particular scent?  Have you ever wondered?  


The physical book, being of organic material, reacts with light, heat, moisture and the very chemical of which it is composed.  The scent we appreciate, well most of us anyway, originates in the reaction of the organic material to these influences. 


The browning or "foxing" (localized brown spots) on the pages of an old book are part of the deterioration process that occurs over time. Acidity of the paper is the biggest reason for a book to decay.  In the 19th and 20th centuries, paper used in printing is very acidic, thus accelerating the deterioration process, thus the smell.  Books printed centuries ago have been known to have survived 500 years because the paper was more pure than what is used today.

For the greatest longevity of your books, store them in a cool and dry environment, out of direct sunlight.  


[Learn more about book care at the AbeBooks' Book Collecting Guide:http://bit.ly/ujYGTh]

Titanic 3D Ultra AVX : Movie Review


Saturday evening, early show of course, my husband indulged my desire to go to Titanic in 3D.  It's not his favourite movie:  "it ends the same every time - in disaster," he would say.  But, this being the last weekend for the 3D version to be shown, he and I went.  The parking lot was so full he had to park about a block away, near the restaurant way across the lot!  The nice thing about this particular theatre, UltraAVX, you get to select  your seats.  So, I found two together, which was harder than you might think, and they were at the back of the theatre - bonus!!  With 3D glasses on, we settled in amongst a theatre full of fans.  
I read an interview with James Cameron prior to attending the showing wherein he was questioned why he decided to show a 3D version of Titanic.  His reply was he felt that while most movies do not warrant the 3D effect, Titanic did.  As the director of Avatar, which is phenomenal in 3D, I took his word for it, imagining pieces of the iceberg flying into the audience upon collision.  Sadly, no such occurrence presented itself.  While one felt as though they were in the first class dining room with Ismay, Mary Brown and guests, the 3D effect wasn't all that "wow" for me.  No ice flying into the audience, or anything dramatic like that, occurred.  The entire movie came off as a subtle 3D effect for me.  I removed my glasses a time or two to compare 3D and not 3D and wasn't blown away by the difference.  It took Cameron's team one year to alter the film for 3D.  I wonder just how many people went just because it was 3D, having seen the original, like me?  It would be interesting to know the opinions of first-time viewers of Titanic to see if they thought the 3D was vital or just a subtle overall effect.  I just don't think it made that much of a difference.  I am glad to have gone to see it, but being a Titanic buff, I would have gone even if it weren't in 3D.  Simply releasing it again to commemorate the anniversary of the Titanic tragedy, would have drawn the numbers, I think.

Did you see the movie in 3D?  What is your opinion?
What is Ultra AVX?
UltraAVX: "The Next Level of Cinema"
Cineplex Odeon's UltraAVX, or Ultra Audio Visual Experience, is a term for "movie theatre with perks," and has been dubbed "the next level of cinema" by those who created it.  UltraAVX provides the following features:
  • reserved seating
  • a giant, wall-to-wall screen
  • "crystal clear" digital projection (Christie Solaria 2230 DLP Cinema projectors)
  • "immersive" sound system (Dolby digital surround sound system)
  • wide, high-back "rocker" seats
This is the theatre we saw Titanic in.  Was it better than the average theatre?  Yes, I have to say it was.  The seats were more comfortable than the average theatre seating and the fact that it is reserved allows one to choose their favourite location in the audience to view the movie.  It is a very nice option and I'd say it is worth the difference in cost.  I'd hate to be the ones in the front row craning their heads back to watch a movie on that enormous screen!





The Titanic Survivors

Long Live the Book



The joy of books knows no bounds.  Do you agree?

I know two people who have e-readers and who recently decided they needed to go on a book buying binge because they missed the physicality of a book.  Have you ever felt this way?  I don't have an e-reader because I know that I would miss the very essence of a book. It's not just the story for me.  I love to hold the book, to smell it, to gently break it in, and to spend hours immersed within its pages.  How does an e-book even compare? Tell me, do you feel the same?  Anyone?

Friday, April 13, 2012

Titanic Memorial Cruise Commemorates a Tragic Day a Century Ago

CBC Books - A Titanic reading list

CBC Books - A Titanic reading list

Read up on books about the Titanic from culinary adventures in RMS Titanic:  Dinner is Served by Yvonne Hume, to fiction with Every Man for Himself by Beryl Bainbridge.  For the musician or music lover try out And the Band Played On by Christopher Ward.  To read of the Canadian connection, connect with Halifax and Titanic by John Bolleau, and for the elite how about RMS Titanic:  Gilded Lives on a Fatal Voyage by Hugh Brewster (yay!  Another Titanic book by Hugh Brewster!).

Check out the link above to CBC Books blog to read up on this Titanic list.

Interested in watching Titanic videos online?  Visit Titanic the Canadian Story.  You can watch About the Titanic, Life in 1912, Waking the Titanic, and Saving the Titanic and more.

100 Years of the Titanic (magazine covers reveal)









Look closely at the upper left hand corner of this issue of Entertainment Weekly.   In this issue, James Cameron is interviewed regarding the 3D version of Titanic.








Look for commemorative issues now before they are long gone!!


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