Read a pirate book in May! You know you want to!
A few weeks ago someone brought up the idea on Twitter of reading a pirate book during the month of May. Then everyone in the discussion apparently forgot about it, except me.
That means I get to pick the rules, right? So, to play: read a pirate book you haven’t read before. Then talk/write about it. I was thinking romances, but classics that aren’t romances might be cool, too – for instance, I’ve never read Treasure Island.
If you read a pirate book this month and comment about it in your blog, comment on this post with the book’s title and a link, and I’ll compile a list for another post next month. Or you can just comment with “Arr!” or “Matey” or “Merchant and pirate were for a long period one and the same person. Even today mercantile morality is really nothing but a refinement of piratical morality” (Nietzsche) if you are so moved.
Me, I’m off to read The Sublime and Spirited Voyage of Original Sin by Colette Moody. I think Geena Davis would be great in that! If I finish that in time, I will also try out Laura London’s classic, The Windflower, and if I finish that, then I’ll go for a re-read of Rafael Sabatini’s Captain Blood.