History

Talk Like a Pirate Day: Real Pirates

My friend Connor M. is doing his senior research on pirates and privateers, and in honor of Talk Like a Pirate Day, graciously agreed to become this blog’s first guest poster! I mentioned the other day I don’t know much about real pirates… little did I know he was already writing on real pirates as…… Continue reading Talk Like a Pirate Day: Real Pirates

Children's & Middle Grade · History · TV & Movies

Talk Like a Pirate Day Pirate Awards: The Best Pirate Stuff Ever

My friends — dare I say, mateys — the day has come. Talk Like a Pirate Day. The revered holiday on which we talk like pirates. In celebration of this all-important holiday, I give you, a completely random and subjective list of pirate-themed awards, in no order at all!  ~~ Best Middle Grade/Children’s Pirate Book The Pirates’ Mixed-Up Voyage by Margaret…… Continue reading Talk Like a Pirate Day Pirate Awards: The Best Pirate Stuff Ever

Adult Fiction · History · Nonfiction

Pastafarianism: Gods and Pirates as Fictional Constructs

When I decided to do blog posts celebrating Talk Like a Pirate Day on the 19th, I immediately knew I wanted to mention Pastafarianism and the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster. At first I was just going to put it in a list of fun facts or give it an award for Best Use of…… Continue reading Pastafarianism: Gods and Pirates as Fictional Constructs