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Subject: March BOM -
Date Posted: 1/25/2009 11:16 AM ET
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It's time for a month of "Armchair Adventuring"! Nominate a book that is about an explorer or an adventure. Pirates are included in this theme.

Some examples -

I haven't read any of the books I just mentioned and they can be nominated if anyone wants to read them.  This is one of my favorite genre's with the best book of all being - "The Journeyer" by Gary Jennings; about Marco Polo.

So, pack a suitcase, ladies; we're off on an adventure!



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Date Posted: 1/25/2009 5:51 PM ET
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I have Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brien on my TBR pile, so I'd like to nominate it

Date Posted: 1/25/2009 7:59 PM ET
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Ooooh, pirates!!  Goody!!! 

So, now does anyone actually know of any books about pirates having rollicking good swashbuckling adventures on the high seas?  LOL!



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Kingston by Starlight by Christopher John Farley: http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9781400082452-Kingston+by+Starlight   Anne Bonny disguises herself as a ship's boy and joins a pirate crew.

Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier: http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9781844080410-Frenchmans+Creek  A well-born English lady meets and goes adventuring with a pirate.

Pirates! by Celia Rees: http://www.paperbackswap.com/book/details/9781582348162-Pirates+Teens+Top+10+Awards Two Jamacian girls join a pirate band.

There's always Rafael Sabatini (Captain Blood, The Sea Hawk, Scaramouche)

I also like the idea of reading The Journeyer, since I know next to nothing about Marco Polo.



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Date Posted: 1/25/2009 11:50 PM ET
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I also nominate Master and Commander...I'd love to read that one.

Date Posted: 1/26/2009 9:29 PM ET
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Awesome pirate stuff, guys!  Thanks!  Will look through the links tomorrow and see which one I want to nominate.  A'hoy thar, maties!  This is going to be fun!  Aarrrrrrrrr!!!

Date Posted: 1/29/2009 9:42 AM ET
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How about The Pirate Hunter - The True Story of Captain Kidd by Richard Zacks. I just received this one and it definitely looks like a swashbuckler!!

Date Posted: 1/29/2009 12:00 PM ET
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Aw crap, I saw one the other day on Amazon I wanted to nominate and forgot to write down the title.  I'll look again when I get home tonight and see if I can find it.

Date Posted: 1/29/2009 5:38 PM ET
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I'll be taking nominations until Jan 30, then posting the winner Jan 31st. I'll have my son pick the winner out of a hat.

I didn't know Daphne du Maurier had one abour pirates. I love her books!

Jeanne, "The Pirate Hunter" sounds good. I think I'm going to have to read it even if it isn't chosen to be the BOM.

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I can't be impartial on this one because I would like you all to meet Captain Jack and Dr. Maturin!

Date Posted: 1/30/2009 7:58 AM ET
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I nominate the Guardship by James L. Nelson and Grania by Morgan Llywelyn.  Neither of these is the book I saw on Amazon that looked interesting.  I couldn't find that one again.

Date Posted: 1/30/2009 10:14 AM ET
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I nominate The Captain's Wife by Douglas Kelley.  I'd also like to read The Journeyer.

This one looked good to me too, but it may be harder to find: Captain from Castile by Samuel Shellabarger

 



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So far, I have these on the list:

  • Master and Commander by Patrick O'Brien
  • Kingston by Starlight by Christopher John Farley: Link   Anne Bonny disguises herself as a ship's boy and joins a pirate crew.
  • Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier: Link  A well-born English lady meets and goes adventuring with a pirate.

Did I miss any?

 

Date Posted: 2/1/2009 8:10 AM ET
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Valli, If you don't have The Pirate Hunter and you want it, let me know and when I'm finished, I can send it to you.

Date Posted: 2/1/2009 7:48 PM ET
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Shhh, I just saw that The Pirate Hunter is wanted by someone, so you will have to tell me on the QT, Valli - if you want it.