Thursday, September 19, 2013

Arrgh! It's "Talk Like a Pirate" Day!

Avast ye scurvy dogs! Today be Talk Like a Pirate Day! So to celebrate, today's blog digs up a treasure trove of pirate-y books that ye won't even need a map to find. Can you say, "Arrgh"?

In The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook: A Swashbuckler's Guide from Pirates of the Caribbean, everyone's favorite pirate, the infamous Captain Jack Sparrow, teaches you everything you ever wanted to know about being a pirate. It begins with basics like establishing an identity and acquiring a ship and crew and progresses through to more advanced lessons like what to do with the booty once you've pirated it and how to survive if marooned. There are even overviews on how to deal with the various creatures one may encounter whilst sailing the seven seas. Is that a Kracken off the port bow? Not a problem if you have this guide handy.

Dealing with an angry Kracken is nothing compared a curse, which does exist in the world of pirates. And notorious buccaneer Emer Morrisey is about to discover this particular sting when, upon her dying breath, she is cursed to live the lives of 100 dogs. When she finally re-emerges in a human body almost 100 years later, she finds her pirating instincts and ambitions are still very much intact. But digging up buried treasure and seeking revenge on the one who cursed you aren't so easy when you have to deal with homework, school, and curfew.What's a girl to do? Find out in Dust of 100 Dogs.

Everyone with even the basic knowledge of pirates has heard of Captain Hook, the pirate who lost his hand to a hungry crocodile and had a vendetta against Peter Pan. But thus far, we only know one side of the story--and it's not much of a story at that. From troublesome school days (where we learn there's more to his dislike of the Darling children than just their association with Peter) to his failed love affair with a princess to how he came to be the notorious villain we all love to hate. This story holds nothing back. Want to know more about this terrible pirate? This book's for you! 

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