Titanic Week Kick-Off

Written By: Kellie - Apr• 08•12

Welcome to Titanic Week at ReaWrite.com! I’m sure there are quite a few weeks like this going on all across the internet but I have always had such an interest in the Titanic and have been keeping track of any special occasions to mark the 100th anniversary, that I really sort of had to participate.

For me, my interest in the Titanic probably initially stemmed from my second trip to Belfast which is where my dad was born and where the legendary ship was built. I was about ten years old and got a Titanic papers set which had copies of menus, boarding passes etc. All kinds of things to spark the imagination. A few years after that is when James Cameron’s movie came out and I really started to understand the significance of this story. This is also when I realized that it came from the same country my dad did and ended up (albeit tragically) right here in Canada. I was hooked.

Since then I’ve read several books about the Titanic, visited the old ship yard where it was built and seen the Titanic exhibit in New York City where they even had a giant block of ice you could touch to get a feel for just how cold that water was the night Titanic sank. So, this week I want to talk about all things Titanic. I hope some of you will jump into the discussion as I know this is something that interests sooo many people and I would love to hear what you all have to say.

This week at ReaWrite.com
-reviews of various Titanic books (we are still a book blog after all)
-a guest post from Blair Beed, author of Titanic Victims in Halifax Graveyards
-lots of interesting facts about the ship and her passangers
-a run down of my last trip to Belfast a couple years ago while they were preparing for the 100th anniversary

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