Today, April 14th:
1865, Lincoln was shot at Ford Theater and dies the next day.
At approximately 11:30pm, 1912, R.M.S. Titanic hits the iceberg and sinks the next morning
This site has lots of interesting Titanic facts, click here.
Jack: Where to, Miss?
Rose: To the stars!
from the movie Titanic
In a related question to last week’s–
I was reading the other day a quote from JFK Jr who said on the death of his mother, that she died surrounded by family, friends, and her books. Apparently, Jackie’s books were very much a part of HER, her personality, her sense of self.
Up until recently, people could browse your bookshelves and learn a lot about you–what your interests are, your range of topics, favorite authors, how much you read (or at least buy books).
More and more, though, this is changing. People aren’t buying books so much as borrowing them from the library. Or reading them on their e-readers or computers. There’s nothing PHYSICAL on the shelves to tell strangers in your home, for better or worse, who you ARE.
Do you think this is a good thing? Bad? Discuss!
It's getting that way with so many things! Remember the stacks of 33 LP record albums and the 45's? I had so many records lining my shelf in my bedroom and then it was cassette tapes. Listening to the music while reading the jacket or the tape insert and looking at the pictures was the best . You could walk into my room and by looking at my records new I was a typical teenager. As I was growing up, I collected cookbooks, photo albums, coins, stamps but now all of these items are replaced with some sort of electronic gadget. I think this is really sad because those things were a part of your personality, you life! The feeling of collecting those things and seeing them on the shelf and being able to take it off the shelf and look at it, read it is something you can't get from a square electronic box. Kids today are definitely missing out!
It doesn't matter what new fangled electronic they come out with, I will always collect books, paper and hardcover!!
Love this question and curious to see what others say.
This next meme is created by Reading Between Pages
Theme Thursdays is a fun weekly event that will be open from one thursday to the next. Anyone can participate in it. The rules are simple:
- A theme will be posted each week (on Thursday’s)
- Select a conversation/snippet/sentence from the current book you are reading
- Mention the author and the title of the book along with your post
- It is important that the theme is conveyed in the sentence (you don’t necessarily need to have the word)
Ex: If the theme is KISS; your sentence can have “They kissed so gently” or “Their lips touched each other” or “The smooch was so passionate”
The randomly selected theme for this week is suggested by Sharon from Books to the Ceiling.
This weeks theme is : EMOTION!
Mine comes from the book Deed So by Katharine A. Russell. If you loved To Kill A Mockingbird you will love this one!
"I should have realized Ed took the lighter and the fluid, I should have checked." Tears poured down my face. "They'd be alive."
I slammed my hand against the chair back. "He got away from me, and I didn't tell anyone. Not his mother. Not you."
I am enjoying this read!
Hope you all have a wonderful Thursday!