Monday, July 7, 2014

It's Time for Swashbuckling Summer!

It's pirate time you guys! I'm so excited Swashbuckling Summer is finally here! In case you're wondering what this is all about, Emily & Danie over at Oh Magic Hour and I have teamed up for the next two weeks to discuss all things pirates. You can read all about it here, in case you need more details. But basically, we love pirates, and pirate related things.

But why do I love pirates you ask? Well. Ever since high school, which is longer ago than I care to admit to you guys, I went on a cruise to the Caribbean, which only made my love of pirates grow deeper. In fact, when I was in Nassau, Bahamas, I opted to go to the pirate museum instead of the beach. It was fascinating! I learned so much about pirates-until then it had been the more Hollywood romanticized pirates that I'd come to love. But seriously, I find them totally interesting. I still have my t-shirt from the museum as well. :)

So, with that being said, let's move on to why I like pirates so much now, and the ONE book character who made me want to do Swashbuckling Summer in the first place...

And that, friends is the dashing, snarky, but-don't-call-him-a-pirate-he-prefers-privateer...
STURMHOND.  Ah yes, my beloved Nikolai. He's my favorite. He was even my date to the YA Prom. I simply adore the man. I really don't know what to say about him, other than if you haven't met him yet, you should really drop everything and go read The Grisha Trilogy by Leigh Bardugo.


The next couple of weeks promise to be very exciting around here! Bookmark this page so you don't miss out on any of the fun (as links will be updated accordingly)! And you can go HERE to find all of the goodies & posts that'll take place over at Oh Magic Hour!

Schedule of Events 
(Broke Book Girls only)

Monday, July 7th: Intro Post & Giant Giveaway Begins (in conjunction with Oh Magic Hour)! 

Wednesday, July 9th: Pirate Flag Quiz Time!

Friday, July 11th: Time for a Movie Break! Join me in watching the 80s Classic The Goonies! (Giveaway!)

Saturday, July 12-Sunday July 13th: Instagram Challenge! Show us your favorite pirates (books, movies, etc), and tag me (@brokebookgirls) and/or Emily (@ohmagichour) and use the hashtag #swashbucklingsummer to enter the giveaway!

Monday, July 14th: Princess Bride Day! I'll be discussing the book and the movie. (Giveaway!)

Tuesday, July 15th: Top Ten Tuesday!

Wednesday, July 16th: Review: Mad Kestrel by Misty Massey

Friday, July 18th: Review Steel by Carrie Vaughn

Sunday, July 20th: Wrap Up & Winners Announced!

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Also, if at any time you want to join in-and we'd LOVE to have you-grab the button below and come join our crew!!

ARRRRRRR you as excited as we are?!?

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