Shiver me Timbers! An Anniversary!

pirate flag

Ahoy there me mateys!  Guess what day it is?   Me log is one year old!  Arrrrrr!

Highlights of 2016:

Number of Posts: 174

Books Reviewed: 134

Books that Walked the Plank: 3

Books that Forced an Abandoned Ship: 6

Books Off the Charts: 4

Number of 3 Bells Trilogy Showcases: 5

Authors Profiled in Broadsides: 9

Parley with an Author: 1

Most Books Read by a Single Author: 5 (Kelley Armstrong)

First Book Review: seraphina (Rachel Hartman)

Last Book Review: the wave speaker (J.S. Bangs)

Books on me Ports for Plunder List i.e. TBR to ye Landlubbers: 925 and counting

Blog Awards Awarded: 9 – see them here

Current Crew Members i.e. Followers to ye Landlubbers: 336 and counting

Overall Number of Visitors: 1,661 and counting

Likes: 2,032 and counting

Comments: 446 and counting

Most Commented Post: 14 – the waking fire (Anthony Ryan)

Top 3 Commenters:  Danielle @ Books, Vertigo, and Tea, the Orang-utan Librarian, and Anne @ inked brownies

Top Five Books Read in 2016 (in no particular order):

the perks of being a wallflower (Stephen Chbosky)

the girl from everywhere (Heidi Heilig)

xom-b (Jeremy Robinson)

the serpent king (Jeff Zentner)

saturn run (John Sandford and Ctein)

If ye want to see all the books I read by category visit: this map legend

If ye want to see all the books I read by author visit: this map legend

So welcome to me crew ye scalawags, seadogs, and fellow explorers!  Let’s drink some grog to another year of sailing, plunderin’, and adventurin’ on the high seas!

Always remember:

Q:  Why is pirating so popular?

A:  Once you lose your first arm, you’re hooked for life!

Hardy har har!

x The Captain

Shiver me Timbers!

pirate flag

Ahoy there me mateys!  So as many of me crew of scalawags, seadogs, and fellow explorers knows today is Xmas (in the part of the world I am in anyways).  Now as I am a Scroogey-Grinch whose only joy in this holiday is pillaging christmas baked goods, I thought I would share one of me more favorite anti-xmas shanties.  It has profanity so listen to it at yer own peril!  And enjoy:

For those that celebrate the holiday, I hope yer holiday is all ye want it to be.  For the rest of us . . . a regular day on the high seas!

Always remember:

Q:  What did the pirate get for Christmas?

A:  A p-arrrrrrrrrrrrtridge in a pear tree!

Hardy har har!

x The Captain

Shiver me Timbers!

pirate flag

Ahoy there me mateys!

While I was away sailing on the high seas, an amazing thing happened:

source

Three hundred followers!  How cool is that?  So welcome to me crew ye scalawags, seadogs, and fellow explorers!  Always remember:

Q: Why are pirates bad at cards?

A: It’s kind of hard to play when ye are sitting on the deck.

Hardy har har!

x The Captain

Shiver me Timbers! Guess what today is . . .

pirate flag

Happy International Talk Like a Pirate Day!  Avast me beauties!  Grab yer grog, yer wenches, yer parrots an’ yerselfs an’ celebrate with yer Captain.  From the lowliest bilge rat to the scurviest dog in the crow’s nest, indulge yer inner pirate.  It’s a day where even ye landlubbers can develop sea legs and participate in the gloriousness that be the high seas.

In honor of the fine day here are some shanties to help prepare to wet yer whistle:

A traditional version:

A silly version:

A more modern pirate remix version:

So wave yer Jolly Roger an’ spend those pieces of eight ye scalawags, seadogs, and fellow explorers.  Always remember:

Why is pirating so popular?

Once you lose your first arm, you’re hooked for life!

x The Captain

Shiver me Timbers!

pirate flag

Ahoy there me mateys!

It is the summer which is prime plundering time.  I just got back to port after adventuring on the high seas and found out that this happened:

followed-blog-200-2x

Congratulations on getting 200 total follows on Captain’s Quarters.
Your current tally is 209.
likeable-blog-500-2x

Congratulations on getting 500 total likes on Captain’s Quarters.  Your current tally is 589.

How cool is that?  Took me 125 days to get 50 follows, 37 days to get the next 50, and only 42 days to get the next 100!  Also I was nominated for the Versatile Blogger award by Kirsty @ kirstyreadsblog which is awesome.  So welcome to me crew ye scalawags, seadogs, and fellow explorers!  Always remember:

To err is human but to arr is pirate!!

x The Captain

Shiver me Timbers!

pirate flag

Ahoy there me mateys!

While I was busy plotting yesterday, an amazing thing happened:

100 follows

How cool is that?  Took me 125 days to get 50 follows and only 37 days to get the next 50!  So welcome to me crew ye scalawags, seadogs, and fellow explorers!  Always remember:

What did the pirate say when she turned 80?

Aye Matey!

x The Captain