Pirates and Privateers: Swashbuckling Stories from the East Coast (Amazing Stories)
2 journalers for this copy...
I purchased this book at a charity shop in my neighbouring city of Kitchener, Ontario. My husband picked it out for me as he knows that I like the Amazing Stories series. These books tend to be quick, very readable little bits of Canadian history-- perfect for reading myself and then sharing via bookcrossing! I'm looking forward to reading these pirate stories!
In celebration of the sesquicentennial, I have dedicated my 2017 bookcrossing activity to the reading and sharing of Canadian stories. I am registering this book as part of my Canada 150 project!
Journal Entry 2
Cambridge, Ontario Canada on Saturday, June 16, 2018
I finished reading this book yesterday, having read it in small bits over a fairly long period of time. It may be a misperception on my part, but it seemed like there was a lot more information about privateering than piracy in this book. That's not really a complaint, just an observation (which, as I said, might not even be correct)-- there may be a lot more to say about privateers in Canadian history than pirates.
Anyway, there was some sad and yucky stuff in this book (to be expected, since it's a historical work about pirates) but it was interesting. It was especially interesting to me to learn more about how privateers actually worked, since we tend to think of them as pirates with licenses (which is partially true, but not completely).
I do have an idea about where to release this, but the when is still something of a question mark. Probably I'll try to have it out there recirculating within a couple of months.
Journal Entry 3
La Grande-Hermine (aka, The Pirate Ship) in Jordan Station, Ontario Canada on Saturday, July 07, 2018
Released 11 mos ago (7/7/2018 UTC) at La Grande-Hermine (aka, The Pirate Ship) in Jordan Station, Ontario Canada
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
I left this book with The Pirate Ship! La Grande Hermine is not a real pirate ship of course, but everyone always calls it The Pirate Ship as it looks like a ghost ship from the golden age of piracy, so I thought this would be a good place for a book of pirate tales. I left the book in a protective bag, propped on La Grande Hermine's sign, between the 'L' and the 'a'.
If you've found this book, thanks for picking it up and checking out its journal! If you're new to bookcrossing, welcome. We'd love it if you'd stick around with us a while. I really hope that you enjoy both this book and the whole bookcrossing experience!
This book was released as part of a couple of Release Challenges here on Bookcrossing-- the 2018 "Canada Days" Release Challenge and the 2018 "52 Towns in 52 Weeks" Release Challenge, in which Jordan Station was Town #24 for me!
Journal Entry 4
Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, July 10, 2018
We were on vacation in Hamilton and spotted this ship from the highway and popped off to take a look. We found this book left when we were coming back through back to the car and thought we would bring it back and re-release it at home in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Current status - in transit!