Friday, May 6, 2011

PiRat review: The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook by Jason Heller

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Who be the PiRat?

Every Friday throughout May, The Book Rat will be forcibly taken over by the PiRat, most dread rodent to appear on the high seas since Reepicheep.

Capt. PiRat will be sharing with us his take on some swashbuckling tales - because what's a rat to do in all that downtime when he's not marauding?

Read, of course...

(and drink rum. but that's a given.)

And now the first tale from the Capt. PiRat...

Review snippet of: The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook by Jason Heller

This was a pretty fun book, mixing real pirate lore and superstition with elements from the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise, in a how-to style. There are the things every pirate should know, like how to climb rigging or properly insult someone ("feculent maggot" being my personal favorite, followed closely by "salty wench").

There are also the less expected tips on things like How to Disguise Your Gender* or How to Cope with Mermaids.

There are pictures and ...

Read the complete review.

Capt. PiRat Says:
Avast! Here be a strange log indeed. This "Jason Heller" be one scurvy dog, methinks, to whisper pirate secrets so.

Mayhap he didn't sign the articles, or mayhap he forgot dead men tell no tales...

Not to mention, the bilge-rat seems to 'ave left one very important piRATe off of his list o' the greatest pirates!

Don't be foolin' yerself that readin' o' this book'll make ye a pirate - Pirates be born, not made...

[But I do be wantin' t' take another look o'er the chapter on findin' the Fountain o' Youth, truth be told...]


Review post created for ...and a bottle o'rum event by Misty of Book Rat
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--~ Book Giveaway courtesy of publisher ~--

The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook
by Jason Heller

Avast, me hearties!

Win a copy of this book!

Open to all.

Offer ends: May 29, 2011

READ and leave a comment at PiRat's review of this book.

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  1. Deed is done! :)

  2. Yep, deed is done. Ok that sounded kinda naughty, lol.

  3. i commented :) Thank you for the contest!!

    inthehammockblog at gmail dot com

  4. I commented on Bookrat's blog regarding the book. Great giveaway! Thanks!


  5. I commented on PiRat's review of this book.

    aikychien at yahoo dot com

  6. Left my comment at PiRat's review :)

  7. I commented on PiRat's review :)

    I think you have my email, but just to cover my bases, here it is again.

  8. I commented on PiRat's review as Diana
    Thank you!

  9. Done! here's my email: readingromances(dot)contact(at)wordpress(dot)com

    Good luck to us all!

  10. Deed is done! :D
    Thank you soo much for hosting!
    I am so excited to read this book!
    manu dot bookworm at gmail dot com

  11. Done!!

    Gabbie-ethela AT hotmail DOT com


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