Nothing makes you realize your mortality than reading about someone else’s. There’s plenty of mortality in our latest book club selection Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson.
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the disaster and Larson had us riveted. Head over to From Left to Write members’ sites to join our book club discussion of Dead Wake as they share their stories inspired by the book:
- Taylor at The Quiet Moments is thinking about the importance of written records.
- Erin from Read-at-Home Mama is seriously paranoid about sailing on a cruise ship.
- Ashley Bunker of Ashley, Unabashed shares why she will never (ever, ever, ever, ever) go on a cruise.
- Cindy Fey at We All Fall Down reflects on mortality and theater.
- Kate from Kate’s Point of View discovers a great uncle about whom she never knew.
- Kelly of Cupcake Kelly’s writes about how we need to learn from our past mistakes.
- Melanie at tales from the crib realizes that almost every tragedy starts out as “an ordinary day”…
- Alicia S of Titere con Bonete thinks maybe History can be interesting.
- Jenn from Momma on the Rocks shares the time the story of the Titanic nearly proved to be the downfall of a family vacation.
- Thien-Kim at I’m Not the Nanny vows to print more of her digital photos.
- Kendra from Headband for Today shares why life is all about the details, even when it comes to reading.
- Ally of The NorthSideFour retells the greatest story ever told.
Grab your copy of Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania by Erik Larson and let us know what you think!
Want a more in-depth thoughts about the book itself? Take a look at these more traditional reviews by our members: