I am a reader, I feel like I always have been. I am constantly surrounded by books in both my personal and professional worlds.
I have read excessively since the second grade. I have attempted, again and again, to keep a list of the books I've read and how I felt about them but so far have been unsuccessful. This is an attempt to keep track of the books I'm reading, and my thoughts about them. My goal is to publish at least one review a week (no promises though). Wish me luck!
*Note, while I will try to avoid major spoilers, I sometimes won't be able to help it.
Monday, March 17, 2014
"The Titanic Lost...and Found" by Judy Donnelly
The Titanic Lost...and Found is a great introduction to this
piece of history. The book has the facts but doesn't go into long
explanations that could bore beginning researchers. Though depicting a
tragedy, the illustrations were absolutely gorgeous and I liked that one
showed what the inside of the ship looked like and another showed the
size of a ship in relationship to the number of blocks long (abstract
measurements like this never quite made sense when I was a kid so this
would have cleared some things up for me at the time). My only complaint
with this book was that it was a little outdated (published in 1987).
Since I was reading an e-copy, I was a little surprised that some more
recent information hadn't been added to this copy. But the basic facts
of the Titanic were there so I guess that is enough.
Even as an adult, I love these basic accounts of history. When
I need to do research, I still start in with books aimed at youth
because I know I can get most of the basic information I need to start
and then go about tracking down the more obscure information. Besides,
books with pictures make researching so much more fun and interesting.
Kids wanting to learn about the Titanic will get a lot out of this book
and are in luck if they want to learn more since so much has been
written about this majestic ship.