May Pirates! Ahoy!

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.

About Victoria Janssen

Victoria Janssen [she, her] currently writes cozy space opera for Kalikoi. The novella series A Place of Refuge begins with Finding Refuge: Telepathic warrior Talia Avi, genius engineer Miki Boudreaux, and augmented soldier Faigin Balfour fought the fascist Federated Colonies for ten years, following the charismatic dissenter Jon Churchill. Then Jon disappeared, Talia was thought dead, and Miki and Faigin struggled to take Jon’s place and stay alive. When the FC is unexpectedly upended, Talia is reunited with her friends and they are given sanctuary on the enigmatic planet Refuge. The trio of former guerillas strive to recover from lifetimes of trauma, build new lives on a planet with endless horizons, and forge tender new connections with each other.
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