Thursday, August 20, 2015

Episode 16: "Bravo!"

Here's this week's episode, I hope you enjoy it!

What I've been reading?

Bloody Jack: Being an Account of the Curious Adventures of Mary "Jacky" Faber, Ship's Boy By L.A. Meyer
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"Life as a ship's boy aboard HMS 'Dolphin' is a dream come true for Jacky Faber. Gone are the days of scavenging for food and fighting for survival on the streets of eighteenth-century London. Instead, Jacky is becoming a skilled and respected sailor as the crew pursues pirates on the high seas.
There's only one problem: Jacky is a 'girl'. And she will have to use every bit of her spirit, wit, and courage to keep to keep the crew from discovering her secret. This could be the adventure of her life-- if only she doesn't get caught..."

Pirates! By Celia Rees
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"At the dawn of the eighteenth century, when girls stay home and sew while men sail the high seas finding adventure, danger and gold, two unusual girls, Nancy Kington and Minerva Sharpe, one a rich merchant's daughter, the other her plantation slave, set sail from Jamaica on a ship the crew renames Deliverance. Not just any trading ship, Deliverance flies black flags from its mast and proclaims to all that the new ship is a pirate vessel, striking fear into the hearts of those she approaches. Or so they hope.
For Nancy, Deliverance is her escape from an arranged marriage with a controlling and devilish man. For Minerva, it is escape from slavery, as well as from the fearsome overseer on Nancy's family plantation. But in the end, the money, the adventure, the companionship and the chance to see the world not as women, but as fearsome pirates, is an opportunity neither can deny.
From the award-winning and best-selling author Ceila Rees comes a powerful, thrilling and ultimately inspiring journey of two women who break the bonds of gender, race, and position to find their own way to glory."

The Boy in the Striped Pajamas By John Boyne

Curse of the Blue Tattoo: Being an Account of the Misadventure of Jacky Faber, Midshipsman and Fine Lady By L.A. Meyer

The Twisted Sisters Sock Workbook: Dyeing, Painting, Spinning, Designing, Knitting By Lynne Vogel



Happy Knitting!