After a lot of thought, I've decided to take a break from blogging for the foreseeable future. With my little C creeping its way back into my life and possible long term treatment now, I need to take a couple of things off my plate for the time being, and the blog is going to be one of those things. As it is, it felt like it was becoming more of a chore than anything else. I need my reading time to be more enjoyable right now, more of the escape that I really need, and what I don't need is the little voice in the back of my head telling me how many reviews I'm behind and trying to come up with what I need to say about the book.

I simply want to read.

I'll more than likely occasionally post on here what I've been reading, and if there is something that really blows my mind, I'll probably have more to say about it and may write up a proper post, but for right now, things are going to be very quiet around here.

As always, happy reading!
2017 edit
I will continue to blog according to my health and ability, and connecting my posts thru Goodreads, so please be patient if things get quiet around here again this year.

2017 edit #2
I am happy to report that my bone marrow transplant was a success and that I'm feeling more like myself everyday. That said, I'm going to try to start blogging a little more frequently, but please bare with me as I still continue to recover.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From by Richard Davenport-Hines


Title: Voyagers of the Titanic: Passengers, Sailors, Shipbuilders, Aristocrats, and the Worlds They Came From
Author: Richard Davenport-Hines
Copyright: 2012
Pages: 352
ISBN: 9780061876844
Publisher: William Morrow
Twitter: @WmMorrowBks
Format: Hardcover (provided from publisher for review)
Rating: 4/5 stars

With this year being the 100th anniversary of the maiden voyage and subsequent sinking of the Titanic, I'm sure there are going to be plenty of books to choose from if you are interested in reading more about the ship and tragedy. Richard Davenport-Hines' Voyager of the Titanic is a well researched look into the people behind and on the Titanic more than the actual ship itself. Instead of presenting a rather broad exploration of the entire event, Davenport-Hines focuses right in on certain groups and people not only behind the construction of the ship, but also those that were on the ship. He crafts more a social history of the people surrounding the Titanic rather than the ship itself. He moves his story along well, although some parts may have seemed a bit rushed. Overall, a good read if you are interested in seeing into the lives of the people surrounding the Titanic.

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