Sunday, May 1, 2011

...and a bottle o'rum: Schedule

...and a bottle o'rum
a virtual event
with pirates all about
happening all of may 2011
be at the ready

me hearties!

As with most events here at vvb32 reads you will get you more than a smakeral of posts each day.

Non-pirate posts most likely in the afternoon.

The pirate love has spread to other locations in the blogosphere and you shall see some links here in conjunction with RMT: Pirates! hosted by Lyrika Publicis as well as to fellow bloggers who have got into the pirate spirit this month.

Feel free to send me your links to post if you are so inclined in comments and I shall add them.

Teaser: Pirates acoming
Teaser: Oy Pirates!

Schedule for the month:

Book List

~-~ Pirate looooot! ~-~

Giveaway: Between Two Ends by David Ward

Giveaway: Once A Pirate by Susan Grant

Giveaway & The Friday 56: The Adventures of Miss Upton and the Sky Pirate by CJ Archer

Giveaway & PiRat review: The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook by Jason Heller

Giveaway: The Highest Stakes by Emery Lee
- pirate hat
- pirate horse: Captain Peg

Giveaway: Pirate School by Brian James

Giveaway: winner's pick one
- Sea Queens: Women Pirates Around the World by Jane Yolen
illustrated by Christine Joy Pratt
The Ballad of the Pirate Queens by Jane Yolen
illustrated by David Shannon

Giveaway: Pirate Shopping
- Rosalie print by Nikki Burnette

Giveaway: rum + plunder - pirate goodies packs

Giveaway: Pirates! by Celia Rees

Giveaway: The Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King

Giveaway: The Pirate Bride by Shannon Drake

Giveaway: Bring It Close by Helen Hollick

Giveway: Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli (from My World of Books)

Giveaway: The Pirate Captain's Daughter by Eve Bunting

Giveaway: Treasure Trouble by Brian James

Giveaway: Pistons and Pistols by Regina Riley

Giveaway: On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers (from Gofita's Pages)

Announcement: winners for giveaways ended May 29 & 31

Announcement: winners for giveaways ended June 12

~-~ Triton's Tavern ~-~

guest relations: the place for local pirate news and grog
- questions and queries welcome

pirates and sea creatures
- Mermaid by Carolyn Turgeon
- Tempest Rising by Tracy Deebs

- Book of Pirates by Howard Pyles

meetup: morning news
- pirate shenanigans here and there
- Dandy in Distress Missing poster
- musical performance of Rodrigo y Gabriela

ghost: Never Too Late by J.R. Turner
- characters from Detour2Death by J.R. Turner

meetup: newsy bits
- Voyager by Diana Gabaldon
- pirate comics
- Pirate Sami who is currently in the lead for rum + plunder hunt
- Pirate Penelope of Pirates of the Caribbean: On Strange Tides

- Pirate Tiger findings at market place
- Pirate lairs at Bookish Ardour
- 20 Essential Indian novels

a brawl: A fragment from the unpublished Further True and Remarkable Adventures of Minerva Sharpe and Nancy Kington, Female Pirates by Celia Rees
- Pirates! by Celia Rees

another brawl:
- The Adventures of Miss Upton and the Sky Pirate by CJ Archer

brawl the third: the mustache incident by Regina Riley
- Pistons and Pistols by Regina Riley

clues: coins and haiku

~-~ The Nymph's Node: ~-~

Guest post: The Nymph's Node by krysykat
- Pirateology: by Captain William Lubber and Dugald A. Steer

searching: Captain Dan and the Scurvy Crew
- Sea Witch series by Helen Hollick

Reliant K pirates
- Loot found: Boyfriend from Hell by E. Van Lowe ARCS contest
- narwal sighting

~-~ Book Reviews: ~-~

PiRat review: The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook by Jason Heller
PiRat review: Steel by Carrie Vaughn
PiRat review: Dust of 100 Dogs by A.S. King
PiRat review: booty of books

Sea tale: Queen of Atlantis by Sarah Rees Brennan

Sea tale: Kraken's Mirror by Maureen O. Bettita (from AimeeKay)

Sea tale: Sirena by Donna Jo Napoli (from My World of Books)

Review & giveaway: Treasure Trouble by Brian James

Review: Steel by Carrie Vaughn

Review: The Captain Jack Sparrow Handbook by Jason Heller

Review: Phantom Universe by Laura Kreitzer

~-~ Happenings and Tall Tales: ~-~

Seeking Narwal: The Fourth Sea
- Kraken's Mirror by Maureen Betita
- Kraken: The Curious, Exciting, and Slightly Disturbing Science of Squid by Wendy Williams

Tall Tale: A Good Day to Die by Blodeuedd

Tall Tale: Pirate Abigail: Her Ship by Carol

A Dandy In Distress: part 1 - R.V.B. kidnapped
- part 2 - The preposterous piratical melodrama continues
- part 3 - And That’s How It All Happened

Pirate Cove
- Pirate School by Brian James

Pirate Giada: pirate earrings
- earring creations by PersephonePlus

Captain Blood
- vintage broadcast of a swashbuckling tale

Captain Jesamiah Acorne
- Bring It Close by Helen Hollick

Pirate Bryan: pirate poetry with a giveaway offer
- 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More by Bryan Cohen

Pirate Woot: Swashbuckler Island WOOT shirt creation by patrickspens

Sea Wolves Reading Circle
- Frenchman's Creek by Daphne du Maurier
- The Code of the Zombie Pirate: How to Become an Undead Master of the High Seas by Scott Kenemore
- Random Magic by Sasha Soren

Pirate Paul: serious note
- Ocean Warrior: My Battle to End the Illegal Slaughter on the High Seas by Captain Paul Watson
- film: Eco-Pirate: The Story of Paul Watson directed by Trish Dolman

Guest Review: On Stranger Tides by Tim Powers (from Gofita's Pages)

Watch out: Pirate King by Laurie King

Watch out: Pirate of My Heart by Jamie Carie

~-~ Fun & Games ~-~

rum + plunder
join in the hunt for gold coins to win a piratey treasure!

Pirate Legos

Pirates & Monkeys

Word & Question: perfidy

Theme Thursday: Treasure Lost by R.G. Cordiner

The Friday 56: Once A Pirate by Susan Grant

The Friday 56: Between Two Ends by David Ward

A Weekend to ReCover: The Pirate Bride by Shannon Drake

~-~ Sea Shanties ~-~

RM: Pirates! Music Hop

vvb takes: RM: Pirates! Music Hop

Pirate Norah: Chasing Pirates by Norah Jones

Pirate Bolton: Jack Sparrow by The Lonely Island with Michael Bolton

Pirates and Guitars: Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides performed by Rodrigo y Gabriela

Pirate Garrett: He's A Pirate with violinist David Garrett

Reliant K pirates: The (Lego) Pirates Who Don't Do Anything by Reliant K

~-~ Message in a Bottle ~-~

Message in a Bottle from Bels: join a book promotion team of bloggers who love to read romance, urban fantasy and all things paranormal

Message in a Bottle from Alice: teaser for gyre and gimble, june 29

Message in a Bottle from Jane
- starts with Pirates in Petticoats by Jane Yolen

~-~ Pirate Happenings elsewhere: ~-~

Random Magic: Pirates!
complete schedule

Pirate Queen: The Lioness of Brittany -see her fashion plate
at Fluidity of Time
all fashion plates are from Liana's Paper Doll

Pirate Queen: Lai Choi San -fashion plate
at Lady Violet

Pirate Queen: Jacquotte Delahaye -fashion plate
at The Book Swarm

Pirate Queen: Anne Bonny -fashion plate
at The Epic Rat
- giveaway: action figure pirate anne at Book Lover-Book Chicks

Pirate Queen: Grace O’Malley -fashion plate
at The Coven

Pirate Queen: Awilda -fashion plate
at vvb32 reads

Pirate Queen: A Salmagundi of She-Pirates -fashion plate
at Fiction Folio

Pirate Queen: Anne Dieu-Le-Veut -fashion plate
at Bibliophilic Monologues

Pirate Queen: Winnie Flapjack -fashion plate
at Beyond Strange New Words

Pirate Queen: Mary Read -fashion plate

Pirate Sasha: author Sasha Soren of Random Magic -fashion plate

Black Sam: Captain Sam Bellamy and the Lost Ship

Parting Glass - a pirate farewell

Pirate Sami (Samantha): 289 points [First place]
(284 pts. + earned bonus: 5 pts. = 289)

Pirate Kiwi (Assortments): 181 points [Second place]
(176 pts. + earned bonus: 5 pts. = 181)
Bonus: 5 points

Pirate Tiger (KrysyKat): 20 points [Third place]

Pirate Sami's hard work pays off with a mountain of doubloons and she sweeps the tourney. She finishes in first place and looks to carry off a treasure trove of extra prizes. She gets first pick of prizes in Rum + Plunder tourney.

Pirate Kiwi put in a fantastic showing, though - after a late start, she carried off enough doubloons to nearly catch Pirate Sami, but Sami was quick on her feet! Pirate Kiwi gets second pick of prizes.

Pirate Tiger finishes with 20 points and takes third place. Pirate Tiger wins nice prize, as well.

official scoreboard is here

Dr Stravagante's Traveling Book Circus

Giveaway: win a surprise pirate book

Giveaway: Talk Like a Pirate

Giveaway: Free Audio Book - The Pirates Own Book

Favorite Pirate Movies

Recipe: Baba Yaga’s Grasshopper Surprise

Review: The Fiddler's Gun by A. S. Peterson

Webcomic: The Pirate Balthasar by Deborha Daniele

~-~ Sailing thataway: ~-~

End Credits - final pirate notes

More pirates on September 19 during Talk Like a Pirate Day!


Start out with this pirate classic...

Treasure Island
by Robert Louis Stevenson
read online (free)
free kindle


* image source pirate flag


  1. Yay Pirates! Thanks for the link!

  2. Everyone who likes adventure should read Treasure Island. *_*

  3. One of my favorite stories of all time, Treasure Island is.
    Now off to Triton's Tavern.

  4. Pirates and Books - what could be better? I actually reviewed Treasure Island in pirate-speak for Talk Like A Pirate Day last year! Always glad to find more piratey fun!

  5. I love anything Pirate! :) One year I actually convinced my family to have a "Pirates of the Caribbean" themed Thanksgiving. It was great!



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