Open Ended Challenges Fascinating Fun Facts About ... the Titanic!
At the beginning of December, Deidre(Dee) ~ Official Bookworm ~ suggested a Titanic challenge. Here it is Dee!
Fascinating Fun Facts About ... the Titanic!
Duration: Open Ended
Third Class Passenger: 1-17 tasks
Second Class Passenger: 18-36 tasks
First Class Passenger: 37-55 tasks
The early part of the 20th century saw a fierce competition between ocean liners and shipping companies, which strove to build the biggest and fastest ships. Upon its launch, the Titanic was the largest ship ever built.
🚢 1. Read a large book (450+ pages) OR a book that can be considered a fast read.
688 pagesCloser Than You Think Karen Rose 2/5/18
🚢 2. Go to My Books (here on GR.) Bring up your Want to Read Shelf. Pick any page you want. Set the "per page" at the bottom to 20. Then click on the cover view icon at the top of the page - (with 4 little squares). It will bring up a grid with the book covers. Pick a book with the cover that really appeals to you!
No One But You Brenda Novak 3/8/18
The Titanic was built by the Harland and Wolff shipyard in Belfast, Northern Ireland. Thomas Andrews, her architect, died in the disaster.
🚢 3. Read a book whose author's first or last name is Thomas or Andrew(s).
On its fatal maiden voyage, it held 2,240 passengers, but it could accommodate 2,435 passengers and 900 crew members at full capacity.
🚢 4. Read a book with TWO of the following numbers in its page count: 0, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 9.
Full Tilt Emma Scott 1/16/18
After leaving Southampton on 10 April 1912, Titanic called at Cherbourg in France and Queenstown (now Cobh) in Ireland before heading west to New York.
🚢 5. Read a book where a character visits France or Ireland.
The Girl From Ballymor Kathleen McGurl
The Titanic met its end on April 15, 1912, after it struck an iceberg off the coast of Newfoundland.
🚢 6. Read a book set in April OR a book set in Canada.
The Lullaby Girl Loreth Anne White 1/23/18
🚢 7. Read a book set around the time of Titanic - (from 1900-1920).
The Last Camellia Sarah Jio 1/15/18
Just under two hours after the Titanic sank, the Cunard liner RMS Carpathia arrived at the scene, where she brought aboard an estimated 705 survivors.
🚢 8. Read a book where someone/something is rescued.
Fire at Dusk Lila Ashe 2/9/18
🚢 9. Read a book where a character is a survivor (your interpretation).
Crown Jewels Ella James 1/25/18
The ship was deemed "unsinkable," but despite this claim, it had a critical design flaw. Although the ship included watertight compartments in the bulkheads, water could spill over each individual bulkhead into the next.
🚢 10. Read a book in which the story "spills over" into another book.
Every Day David Levithan 1/30/18
Famous victims of the disaster include the ship's captain, Edward Smith, its first officer, William McMaster Murdoch, Benjamin Guggenheim and John Jacob Astor IV, who was the richest passenger onboard. Famous survivors include Noel Leslie, Countess of Rothes and Molly Brown.
🚢 11. Read a book with a character that has the same name as one of the people listed above. You may use a first or a last name. Reasonable variations accepted.
Edward - Brandon Edwards Every Dark Corner Karen Rose 2/23/18
The ocean liner carried some of the wealthiest people in the world, as well as hundreds of emigrants from Great Britain and Ireland, Scandinavia and elsewhere throughout Europe who were seeking a new life in the United States.
🚢 12. Read a book with a wealthy character.
Like a Memory Abbi Glines 2/1/18
🚢 13. Read a book where a character moves from one country to another. (Bonus Badge: The character moves to the United States.)
Wild Justice Liz Fielding 2/20/18
The Titanic was not only notable as a large ship, but also as a first class luxury liner. It boasted a pool, gym, Turkish bath, squash court and its own newspaper. Its lavish interiors drew inspiration from London's Ritz Hotel and featured an oak-paneled Grand Staircase decorated with paintings and cherubs.
🚢 14. Read a book that is set in a hotel OR has paintings or cherubs on the cover. Please post the cover. (Bonus Badge: London's Ritz Hotel as the setting.)
The wreck of Titanic was first discovered in 1985 (more than 70 years after the disaster), and the vessel remains on the seabed.
🚢 15. Read a book published in 1985 OR where the sea plays a major part in the story.
The Exile of Sara Stevenson Darci Hannah 2/3/18
The ship was split in two and is gradually disintegrating at a depth of 12,415 feet (3,784 m). Since her discovery in 1985, thousands of artifacts have been recovered and put on display at museums around the world. Titanic has become one of the most famous ships in history; her memory is kept alive by numerous works of popular culture, including books, folk songs, films, exhibits, and memorials.
🚢 16. Read a book with Titanic in the title OR a book about the Titanic or its survivors.
🚢 17. Read a book where a character scuba dives and/or dives on a shipwreck.
🚢 18. Read a book where artifacts are found.
🚢 19. Read a book set in a museum. Helper
Titanic is the second largest ocean liner wreck in the world, only beaten by her sister HMHS Britannic, the largest ever sunk.
🚢 20. Read a Series/TBR #2.
All In Emma Scott 1/18/18 (Full Tilt #2)
🚢 21. Read a book where a boat/ship sinks.
The Lightkeeper's Daughter Colleen Coble 1/23/18
🚢 22. Read a book whose author's first and last initials can be found in HMHS Britannic.
When Love Comes J.H. Croix 2/7/18
Follow Love J.H. Croix 2/8/18
The Boat Deck
The entrance to the First Class Grand Staircase and gymnasium were located midships along with the raised roof of the First Class lounge, while at the rear of the deck were the roof of the First Class smoke room and the relatively modest Second Class entrance.
🚢 24. Read a book with a staircase on the cover.
🚢 25. Read a book with a scene that features a grand staircase. Give us a sentence and Page/Loc#.
Once Burned Jeaniene Frost 3/4/18
p 73 I used the bannister for balance as I followed maximus up the curving staircase. Thirty hard-fought steps later we came to a landing. I was relived that Maximus exited there instead of continuing up the staircase.
🚢 26. Read a book where a character goes to the gym.
Absinthe Winter Renshaw 2/6/18
The First Class Smoke Room
A "late night" lounge where 1st class male passengers could congregate. It was considered by many to be one of the grandest and most expensive rooms on the ship, decorated with dark mahogany wood with intricate carvings and inlaid mother of pearl patterns, red and blue lino tiles, and stained glass windows, with interior windows being electrically illuminated. At the center of the room was a large marble coal-burning fireplace, the only working fireplace on the ship. The room was U-shaped to vent out smoke from the fireplace and smoke from cigars, which were imported.
The room was exclusively for men, a place to socialize and discuss matters of business, smoke, drink, and play games of chance (except on Sundays).
🚢 27. Read a book where a male character has a mancave OR goes to a club where women are not allowed.
Emma in the Night Wendy Walker 2/13/18
🚢 28. Read a book with a fireplace on the cover.
🚢 29. Read a book with a scene where cigars are smoked.
Death Below Stairs Jennifer Ashley 3/6/18
🚢 30. Read a book where the characters use a fireplace.
Wild Adriane Leigh 1/31/18
First Class Lounge
The lounge had beautiful stained glass windows, and an extravagant fireplace. It was a place for 1st-Class passengers to socialize, play cards, have Tea, or read a book.
🚢 31. Read a book where a character has tea or plays cards.
Love Unbroken J.H. Croix 2/9/18
🚢 32. Read a book where a character reads a book.
Gentleman Nine Penelope Ward 3/1/18
🚢 33. Read a book with books or cards or a tea cup on the cover.
First Class Promenade
The Promenade was over 500 feet long and was the place to be seen and see other notable 1st-class passengers.
🚢 34. Read a book where a character goes somewhere “to be seen”. Tell us where that is.
First Class Reading and Writing Room
The Georgian First Class Reading and Writing Room was intended to be a ladies retreat following dinner similar to a Drawing Room. Books could be borrowed from the Lounge and writing desks were provided for the use of writing letters to home or to send postcards.
🚢 35. Read a book where a character writes a letter.
The Ghostwriter Alessandra Torre 3/7/18
🚢 36. Read a book where a character borrows a book.
Veranda Cafe and Palm Court
The rooms were light and airy and had large windows looking out to sea. The rooms shared a pantry with the smoke room forward allowing for light refreshments. The room had beautiful trellised decor and had cane furniture. One of the rooms was used as a play room for the first class children.
🚢 37. Read a book with a window that looks out onto the sea on the cover.
🚢 38. Read a book where a character has a snack (light refreshments).
Seaside Reunion Irene Hannon 3/21/18
The B Deck, also called the Bridge Deck, was the top weight-bearing deck and the uppermost level of the hull. More First Class passenger accommodations were located here, with six palatial cabins featuring their own private promenades. The A La Carte Restaurant and the Café Parisien provided luxury dining facilities to First Class passengers.
🚢 39. Read a book where a character dines in an expensive or exclusive restaurant.
Touchdown Roxy Sinclaire 3/20/18
🚢 40. Read a book set in Paris OR where a character goes to Paris on vacation.
Booty Call Ainsley Booth 1/31/18
🚢 41. Read a book that has a scene on a cabin on a boat/ship.
Love Untamed J.H. Croix 2/9/18
The C Deck, also called the Shelter Deck, was the highest deck to run uninterrupted from stem to stern. First Class Barber Shop, Purser's Office and Maid's and Valet's Saloon are on this deck.
🚢 42. Read a book where a character seeks shelter.
Dignity Jay Crownover 2/14/18
🚢 43. Read a book where a character goes to the Post Office OR sends messages. Can be sent/carried by a human, electronic means or telegraph. Tell us how the message is sent.
Messages sent by email and text. Rookie Move Sarina Bowen 2/10/18
🚢 44. Read a book where a character is a servant.
Alone In the Dark Karen Rose 2/12/18
🚢 45. Read a book where a character works with hair (barber or beautician).
The E Deck is the 6th deck from the bottom. Its a lower middle deck, where many crews cabins, mainly concentrated in the Scotland Road. Scotland Road was a long corridor that ran the entire length of the ship along the port side of E Deck. It was used by crew members and steerage passengers to quickly move between the ends of the ship.
🚢 46. Read a book where a character is on a crew of some kind.
Edge of Darkness Karen Rose 3/2/18
🚢 47. Read a book with the word SCOTLAND or ROAD in the title.
The F Deck was set apart to 12 sections with the water tight doors. It started flooding at around 12:00-12:10am. The Sections below are from bow to stern:
This included the Squash Racquet Court, linen rooms (laundry),
the Swimming Bath as part of the Turkish Bath complex.
Also located on this deck was the third class dining room and pantry, the bakery, bakers and butchers cabins, and the third class gallery. Towards the end was the engine casing and engineers quarters.
🚢 48. Read a book where a character uses in a swimming pool, hot tub or hot springs.
Lost Souls Lisa Jackson 2/24/18
🚢 49. Read a book where a character does laundry OR with laundry on the cover. Please post the cover.
Rattlesnake Crossing J.A. Jance 1/26/18
🚢 50. Read a book where a character plays with a ball on a court. Please tell us what the sport is.
Basketball I Can't Make This Up: Life Lessons Kevin Hart 1/28/18
🚢 51. Read a book with a character is a baker OR owns a bakery OR with a bakery item on the cover. Please post the cover.
🚢 52. Read a book with a character that is a butcher OR with a scene where a character buys meat.
🚢 53. Read a book with a character that is an engineer OR works on engines for a living OR a title that begins with an E ( disregard A, An, and The).
🚢 54. Read a book where a character eats in a cafeteria.
One of Us Is Lying Karen M. McManus 1/22/18
Interested in Shipwrecks?
🚢 55. Read a book from this list Fictitious Shipwrecks .
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