Treasure Island (Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!)

Ahoy there me hearties!  It be a holiday fit fer the seven seas and if ye landlubbers are not  knowin' what I be speakin' of; then ye've not been properly interduced te Talk Like A Pirate Day!  This be the holiday to be celebrated on the nineteenth o' September and in honor of such a fine day I want to be tellin' ye all about the first book I be havin' the pleasure of readin' on me new Kindle!

Treasure Island be the title of this tome and the writer be Cap'n Robert Louis Stevenson!  In this adventure set on the high seas, the reader be interduced to the young lad Jim Hawkins, who finds himself in possession of the map to an island filled with buried treasure.  Young Jim be recruited as a cabin boy and joins a crew of seasoned sailors lookin' to seek out the loot, and amid these salty dogs is the one legged cook - known by the fearsome name of Long John Silver. Yarr!  It be no surprise that Jim overhears Long John Silver plannin' a mutiny but the young lad must take it upon himself to thwart the plans of the filthy pirate, keepin' the treasure and the honest crew members safe.

Cap'n Stevenson does a fine job with this swarthy tale of swashbuckling adventure.  Older readers as well as the wee little ones will find this story to be a great way to be passin' the time while out at sea.  From the parrot that skwaks out "Pieces o' eight" to the singin' of the pirate song "yo ho ho and a bottle o' rum", this story be havin' all a buccaneer could want and rightfully earns its place as a classic.
So now I ask all ye blog readin' mateys to answer me this - what be yer favorite book featurin' pirates or other adventures on the high seas?

Quick disclaimer: I wrote this review specifically for Talk Like a Pirate Day. Please forgive my grammar and salty dialect as I only take one out of 365 days to actually talk like a pirate!  For more Pirate Day entertainment, stop by the official Talk Like A Pirate Day website and feel free to check out my Talk Like A Pirate Day archives from my previous blog here - there's some good pirate jokes as well as my rundown of great movie pirates!  As I'm fond of saying, I was a pirate before pirates were cool.
Yers til the ocean waves, 
The Dread Pirate Brody

7 Response to "Treasure Island (Happy Talk Like A Pirate Day!)"

  1. Anonymous Says:
    September 19, 2010 at 9:28 AM

    I loved this book, I read it as a kid and must re-visit it.

  2. Margaret Duarte says:
    September 19, 2010 at 11:17 AM

    Hi Lisa. You did say adventures on the high seas, so although there are no pirates in it, my favorite such book is Moby Dick. Yep. Read it three times for a term paper I wrote in a college literature class, each time reading it looking for a different theme.

  3. Danielle Zappavigna says:
    September 20, 2010 at 12:22 AM

    garr i wish i'd been knowin about this day yesterday, especially when i'd been ordering my indian for dinnaaaaarrrr.

  4. Laura @ A Jane of All Reads says:
    September 20, 2010 at 6:36 AM

    I absolutely love this! So very funny. Thank you!

  5. Greg McConnell says:
    September 20, 2010 at 8:21 PM

    Lisa, you and Tony OWN Talk Like A Pirate Day. And I really enjoyed this post. Also, I'm reminded of that Jimmy Buffett song that goes, "Yes, I am a pirate... 200 hundred years too late..."

  6. Casey (The Bookish Type) says:
    September 21, 2010 at 3:13 PM

    I'm not a huge fan of this book but I LOVED reading your Pirate-y review! This was so much fun! And you seem to be a natural at PirateSpeak =)

  7. lisa :) says:
    September 21, 2010 at 3:47 PM

    Ahoy there me mateys... I mean... uh... thanks to everyone who appreciated this piratey celebration! I can't say for sure what gave this silly holiday such a special place in my heart, but I'm glad to share my antics with others. (And in case anyone's wondering, I actually got my family in on the Talk Like A Pirate Day party and we all went out to eat at Long John Silver's!)

    @Man - Glad to bring to mind an old favorite!

    @Margaret - I've actually never read Moby Dick, I'll be sure to add it to my Download list!

    @mumma - Many people be fond of making it Talk Like A Pirate Week!

    @LAJane - I'm just happy I'm not the only one amused by it. To quote the sarcastic retort I usually get when I'm cracking myself up, "Well, lisa, at least ONE person thinks you're funny!"

    @Greg - I suppose I'll take that as a compliment... I have to look up that Buffet song, it sounds familiar but I can't recall the tune.

    @Casey - Thanks, I've had plenty of practice. ;)

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