Friday, August 24, 2007


I love it when I actually see something in the local paper about books and reading. This morning, Denver Post columnist David Harsanyi does take on the AP-Ipsos poll I mentioned yesterday. As a book-lover and reader he finds it surprising to see the number of Americans who never read books. He also gives a plug for our favorite bookstore, the Tattered Cover.

And now on to the most important book news of the day - the theme for this year's Banned Books Week is ... (ta da!!!) PIRATES!!!!!! .... how much happier could a Pirate-loving book mistress such as meself be? Well, if truth be told, they could have held it during the week of September 19th which, as readers of this blog should know, is International Talk Like a Pirate Day
(yikes - thar I be in Arr-e-gon for TLAPD 2005)

In case you need to prepare for TLAPD, you might consider downloading "The Pirates Own Book" by Charles Ellms from Project Gutenberg. Originally published in 1837, it has tales of the great pirates including Blackbeard, Jean Lafitte, Robert Kidd, Edward Low, and Anne Bonney

Aaarrrrrr... life be good!

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