Ports that be Plundered – a Swag Tally

Ahoy there mateys.  Now yesterday’s log led me to revisiting a very old list of ports that this pirate wanted to plunder.  So I thought that today I would do a tally to see what swag I managed to snag and what other ports remain to be discovered.  So there be 20 ports total . . .

Ports Visited (links to me reviews):

  1. the testing trilogy (Joelle Charbonneau) – this be featured in me second 3 Bells trilogy showcase: the testing (Book 1), independent study (Book 2), and graduation day (Book 3)
  2. need (Joelle Charbonneau)
  3. the rising (Ian Tregillis, a sequel to the mechanical)
  4. saturn run (John Sandford and Ctein)
  5. the girl with the ghost eyes (M. H. Boroson)
  6. soundless (Richelle Mead)
  7. front lines (Michael Grant)
  8. truthwitch (Susan Dennard)
  9. illuminae (Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff)
  10. walk on earth a stranger (Rae Carson)
  11. the masked truth (Kelley Armstrong)
  12. a thousand nights (E.K. Johnston)

Ports Still Ripe for Plundering (links to Goodreads):

  1. the storm (Virginia Bergin, a sequel to H2O)
  2. empire ascendant (Kameron Hurley, sequel to the mirror empire)
  3. valour (John Gwynne, sequel to malice)
  4. ruin (John Gwynne, sequel to valour)
  5. forget tomorrow (Pintip Dunn)
  6. once again (Cameron Dokey and Liz Braswell)

So 14 out of 20 is not awful.  I am not sure if or when I will get to the remaining 6.  None of them currently strike me fancy.  If any crew members want to link to their reviews of any of the 20, I would be delighted to read them.  As for the 14, reading them has added these other ports to the list that never can be tamed:

More Ports to Plunder (links to Goodreads):

  1. the liberation (Ian Tregillis, a sequel to the rising)
  2. silver stars (Michael Grant, a sequel to front lines)
  3. windwitch (Susan Dennard, a sequel to truthwitch)
  4. like a river glorious (Rae Carson, sequel to walk on earth a stranger)
  5. missing (Kelley Armstrong)
  6. spindle (E.K. Johnston, a companion to a thousand nights)

So if ye made it this far, I am off to adventure and perhaps read another book.  Always remember:

Q: Why is it so hard for pirates to learn to read?

A: Because they spend months and months at C.

Hardy Har Har!

x The Captain


Ports for Plunder (me booty haul)

Ahoy there mateys!  I recently sailed on the tides in the ports of Portland, Camden and Boothbay Harbor, Maine.  Land of lobsters, lighthouses and blueberries.  Oh and the Boothbay Harbor Memorial Friends of Library used bookstore.  Where I scored an awesome treasure trove of book booty (17 books!) for only 20 bucks.  Arrrrrr!  So I thought I would share the details of the haul with me crew:

Side Note:  All covers are from Goodreads.  Click on the links to take you to Goodreads.

  1. the aware – glenda larke

2. hexwood – Diana Wynne Jones

3. daughter of venice – Donna Jo Napoli

4. kings in hell – C.J. Cherryh and Janet Morris

(apparently book four of a series.  oops!  thought it was a stand-alone)

5. the quarters novels volume one – Tanya Huff

(two books in one – love omnibus editions!)

6. the red tree – Caitlin R. Kiernan

7. the quick – Lauren Owen

8. circle of cranes – Annette LeBox

9. wench – Dolen Perkins-Valdez

10. the night circus – erin morgenstern

11. the sparrow – Mary Doria Russell

12. calling on dragons – Patricia C. Wrede

(I read this series a long time ago and am adding copies to me collection.  I had book one.  Found book three!)

13. talking to dragons – Patricia C. Wrede

(Same series as 12.  Found book four!  Just need book two now.)

And of course what kind of Captain would I be without books about the sea?

14. the fox and the faith – Dan Parkinson

15. pirates of the levant – Arturo Perez-Reverte

(book 6.  oops!)

16. the high-skies adventures of blue jay the pirate – Scott Nash

One can never have too many books.  Have any of me hearties read books off this list?  If so share yer comments or link to yer reviews.  Happy reading!

x The Captain

Ports for Plunder (or books I desperately want)

So I was scouting for booty that I want to commandeer in the future. Usually I hear about new novels through other explorers or through the grapevine that is gossip. But while on passing time on shore at a local bookstore, I saw the following items that I want with a fiery passion (in no particular order):

  1. the storm by Virginia Bergin, a sequel to H2O
  2. the testing trilogy by Joelle Charbonneau
  3. need by Joelle Charbonneau
  4. the rising by Ian Tregillis, a sequel to the mechanical
  5. empire ascendant by Kameron Hurley, sequel to the mirror empire
  6. valour by John Gwynne, sequel to malice
  7. ruin by John Gwynne, sequel to valour
  8. saturn run by John Sandford and Ctein
  9. the girl with the ghost eyes by M. H. Boroson
  10. soundless by Richelle Mead
  11. forget tomorrow by Pintip Dunn
  12. front lines by Michael Grant
  13. once again by Cameron Dokey and Liz Braswell
  14. truthwitch by Susan Dennard
  15. illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
  16. walk on earth a stranger by Rae Carson
  17. the masked truth by Kelley Armstrong
  18. a thousand nights by E.K. Johnston

One can never have too many books.  Have any of my hearties read books off this list?  If so share your comments or link to your reviews.