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Monday, May 30, 2011

Random Magic Tour: Pirates! Grande Finale


The Pirates! tour is coming to a close, and today goes out with a bang! Here are the links to the whole reading circle, all the tour stops, musical fun and excitement, consolidated in one place for your reading enjoyment:

Tour organization: Lyrika Publicis
Triton Tavern proprietress and guest relations: vvb32
(http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/)
Contact the tour: @RandomMagicTour (http://twitter.com/randommagictour)

Rum + Plunder Treasure Hunt (May 11-30)
Win some marrrrrvelous plunder!
Browse prizes (http://tinyurl.com/3f3bqgg)
and
Bonus: Little Pirate Prizes
Cool surprise treasures scattered throughout the tour…

May 10
Mermaid’s Cove Musical Blog Hop

Shiver me timbers! Here be a round
of jolly tunes about the sweet trade.

My Love Affair With Books
http://books-love-affair.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @Misha_1989
http://twitter.com/Misha_1989
Songs for: Bold pirates

Book Girl of y-Castell
http://books-forlife.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @blodeuedd83
http://twitter.com/blodeuedd83
Songs for: Gloomy pirates

Elbit Blog
http://merigreenleaf.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @MeriGreenleaf
http://twitter.com/merigreenleaf
Songs for: Accidental pirates

vvb32 Reads
http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @vvb32reads
http://twitter.com/vvb32reads
Songs for: Saucy pirates

True Book Addict
http://thetruebookaddict.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @truebookaddict
http://twitter.com/truebookaddict
Songs for: Scary pirates

Willowdust Reviews - Tina’s Book Reviews
http://www.tinasbookreviews.com/
Twitter: @BooksAtTinas
http://twitter.com/BooksatTinas
Songs for: Pirate queens

Diary of a Bookworm
http://www.thediaryofabookworm.com/
Twitter: N/A
Songs for: Poetic pirates

Cerebralicious
http://www.siliconcerebrate.com/
Twitter: @cerebrate
http://twitter.com/cerebrate
Songs for: Brave seafarers of every kind,
and a moment for all the lost ships.

Eating YA Books
http://eatingyabooks.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @eatingyabooks
http://twitter.com/eatingyabooks
Songs for: Jovial pirates

Vampires and Tofu
http://vampiresandtofu.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @vampiresandtofu
http://twitter.com/#!/vampiresandtofu
Songs for: Ominous pirates

Songs and Stories
http://liedermadchen.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @LiederMadchen
http://twitter.com/#!/LiederMadchen
Songs for: (Delightfully) campy pirates


May 11
Liana’s Paper Doll Blog
http://www.joechip.net/liana/
Twitter: @lianaleslie
http://twitter.com/lianaleslie
Design doll: Queens of the Sea: #1 of 10
Voting: May 26-27

and

vvb32 Reads
http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @vvb32reads
http://twitter.com/vvb32reads
Triton’s Tavern opens: Tour updates (http://tinyurl.com/3dyadku)
Rum + Plunder tour hunt opens
Rum + Plunder: Join the hunt (http://tinyurl.com/3f3bqgg)

May 12
The Fluidity of Time
http://fluidityoftime.blogspot.com/
Twitter: N/A
Feature: Discussion: Seafaring culture and beliefs
Feature: Pirate Queens: #1 of 10: The Lioness of Brittany

and

Liana’s Paper Doll Blog
http://www.joechip.net/liana/
Twitter: @lianaleslie
http://twitter.com/lianaleslie
Design doll: Queens of the Sea: #2 of 10


May 13
Lady Violet
http://ladyviolet3.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @ladyviolet3
http://twitter.com/ladyviolet3
Video review, Random Magic
Feature: Video reading, Random Magic
Feature: Pirate Queens: #2 of 10: Lai Choi San


May 14
Giada
Dr. Stravagante’s Traveling Circus
http://dr-stravagante.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @hatshepsut0011
http://twitter.com/hatshepsut0011
Review (Dual language: English, Italian)
Feature: Arrrgh! How to talk like a pirate
Plus: Random Magic and unusual grub
Bonus: Free audio book, The Pirates Own Book
(Contemporary usage: The Pirates’ Own Book)

and

Liana’s Paper Doll Blog
http://www.joechip.net/liana/
Twitter: @lianaleslie
http://twitter.com/lianaleslie
Design doll: Queens of the Sea: #3 of 10

and

vvb32 Reads
http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @vvb32reads
http://www.twitter.com/@vvb32reads
Feature: A Dandy in Distress (Part 1 of 3)


May 15
Moonlight Gleam
http://moonlightgleam.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @MoonlightGleams
http://twitter.com/MoonlightGleams
Review
Interview
Feature: Cinematic Swashbucklers
Bonus: Free audio book, Buccaneers and Pirates of our Coasts

and

vvb32 Reads
http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @vvb32reads
http://twitter.com/vvb32reads
Triton’s Tavern meet-up
Tour tidbits and pints o’ grog
Feature: A Dandy in Distress,
the preposterous piratical melodrama continues (Part 2 of 3)


May 16
The Book Swarm
http://bookswarm.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @marybrebner
http://twitter.com/marybrebner
Review
Feature: Pirate Queens: #3 of 10: Jacquotte Delahaye
Bonus: Pirate puzzle

and

Liana’s Paper Doll Blog
http://www.joechip.net/liana/
Twitter: @lianaleslie
http://twitter.com/lianaleslie
Design doll: Queens of the Sea: #4 of 10

and

vvb32 Reads
http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @vvb32reads
http://twitter.com/vvb32reads
Feature: A Dandy in Distress (Part 3 of 3)


May 17
Cecilia
The Epic Rat
http://www.theepicrat.com/
Twitter: @theEPICrat
http://twitter.com/theEPICrat
Review
Feature: Grub and Bumbo
Feature: Pirate Queens: #4 of 10: Anne Bonny
Bonus: Free audio book, Among Malay Pirates and Other Tales of
Peril and Adventure


and

Liana’s Paper Doll Blog
http://www.joechip.net/liana/
Twitter: @lianaleslie
http://twitter.com/lianaleslie
Design doll: Queens of the Sea: #5 of 10


May 18
Miss Page-Turner’s City of Books
http://misspageturnerscityofbooks.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @MPTsCityofBooks
http://twitter.com/MPTsCityofBooks
Review
Feature: Gallery: Sailing the Seven Seas
Feature: Pirate Queens: #5 of 10: Grace O’Malley

and

Songs and Stories
http://liedermadchen.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @LiederMadchen
Review
Feature: Finding Starboard
Bonus: Color-Me-Pirate

Liana’s Paper Doll Blog
http://www.joechip.net/liana/
Twitter: @lianaleslie
http://twitter.com/lianaleslie
Design doll: Queens of the Sea: #6 of 10


May 19
vvb32
http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @vvb32reads
http://twitter.com/vvb32reads
Feature: Music: Takes on pirate tunes
Feature: Pirate Queens: #6 of 10: Awilda

and

The Life (and Lies) of an Inanimate Flying Object
http://tinyurl.com/3ndsqp4
Twitter: @haleymathiot
http://tinyurl.com/3gx23ek
Feature: Under the Black Flag

and

Liana’s Paper Doll Blog
http://www.joechip.net/liana/
Twitter: @lianaleslie
http://twitter.com/lianaleslie
Design doll: Queens of the Sea: #7 of 10

May 20
Fiction Folio
http://www.fictionfolio.com/
Twitter: @TaraMQ
http://twitter.com/taramq
Video review, Random Magic
Feature: Post Like a Pirate
Feature: Pirate Queens: #7 of 10: A Salmagundi of She-Pirates

and

Liana’s Paper Doll Blog
http://www.joechip.net/liana/
Twitter: @lianaleslie
http://twitter.com/lianaleslie
Design doll: Queens of the Sea: #8 of 10

and

vvb32 Reads
http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @vvb32reads
http://twitter.com/vvb32reads
Triton’s Tavern meet-up
More tour tidbits and pints o’ grog.


May 21
Bibliophilic Monologues
http://thebookwurrm.wordpress.com/
Twitter: @Nafizaa
http://twitter.com/Nafizaa
Review
Feature: Literary Brigands
Feature: Pirate Queens: #8 of 10: Anne Dieu-Le-Veut
Bonus: Free audio book, The Frozen Pirate

and

Snowdrop Dreams of Books
http://snowdropdreams.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @snowdropdreams
http://twitter.com/snowdropdreams
Review
Feature: The Lost Ship
Bonus: Free audio book, Treasure Island


May 22
Book Lover - Book Chicks
http://booklover-bookchicks.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @LexieVamp666
http://twitter.com/LexieVamp666#
Feature: Discussion: (Video) Real-life pirates
Bonus: Free audio book, Great Pirate Stories

and

Vampires and Tofu
http://vampiresandtofu.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @vampiresandtofu
http://twitter.com/#!/vampiresandtofu
Review
Feature: Casting Random Magic
Feature: Pirate Lairs: Ocracoke Inlet and the legend of Blackbeard’s ghost
Bonus: Pirate karaoke


May 23
Liana’s Paper Doll Blog
http://www.joechip.net/liana/
Twitter: @lianaleslie
http://twitter.com/lianaleslie
Design doll: Queens of the Sea: #9 of 10
Review
Bonus: Quiz: Find your Random Magic twin

and

vvb32 Reads
http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @vvb32reads
http://twitter.com/vvb32reads
Feature: Radio show: Captain Blood

and

I <3 Reading (I Love Reading) http://booklog.eternalised.net/ Twitter: @iheartreads http://twitter.com/iheartreads Review (Dual language, Flemish/English) Bonus: Video lecture about pirate queen Grace O’Malley Bonus: Game: Blackbeard’s Gold

May 24
La Femme Readers
http://lafemmereaders.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @lafemmereaders
http://twitter.com/lafemmereaders
Feature: Kick-Ass Women

and

Bookish Ardour
http://bookishardour.com/
Twitter: @Bonnie_Sparks
https://twitter.com/Bonnie_Sparks
Review
Feature: By Land or Sea (Vintage maps)
Feature: Pirate Lairs: Tortuga, Port Royal,
New Providence and the Brethren of the Coast
Bonus: Game: Pirate Chains

and

Liana’s Paper Doll Blog
http://www.joechip.net/liana/
Twitter: @lianaleslie
http://twitter.com/lianaleslie
Design doll: Queens of the Sea: #10 of 10


May 25
Gofita’s Pages (Heather)
http://gofita.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @Gofita
http://twitter.com/Gofita
Review
Feature: How-to: Pirate makeover
Bonus: Free audio book, The Sea Hawk
Bonus: (Video) Pirate movie night

and

Beyond Strange New Words
http://beyondstrangenewwords.blogspot.com/
Twitter: N/A
Review
Feature: Songs from the Sea (Sea shanties)
Feature: Pirate Queens: #9 of 10: Winnie Flapjack
Bonus: The Pirate Modiste (Dress-up doll)


May 26
Books, Sweets and other Treats
http://bsaot.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @lindsiking
http://twitter.com/lindsiking
Video review
Feature: Grog and Sangaree
Feature: Pirate Queens: #10 of 10: Mary Read
Bonus: Color-Me-Pirate

and

The Book Addict
http://love2write622.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @christina_622
https://twitter.com/christina_622
The Book Addict video channel
http://tinyurl.com/3bqpoej
Video review
Feature: (Video) Top five Random Magic quotes
Feature: (Video) Reading from Random Magic
Bonus: The Mermaid Maker (Dress-up doll)

and

Liana’s Paper Doll Blog
http://www.joechip.net/liana/
Twitter: @lianaleslie
http://twitter.com/lianaleslie
Design dolls: Queens of the Sea
Voting for favorite design doll
(May 26-27)

May 27
This Miss Loves to Read
http://thismisslovestoread.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @MissIrenne
http://twitter.com/MissIrenne
Feature: Discussion: Top 10 fictional corsairs and buccaneers
Bonus: Free audio book, Captain Blood
Bonus: Pirate karaoke

and

Liana’s Paper Doll Blog
http://www.joechip.net/liana/
Twitter: @lianaleslie
http://twitter.com/lianaleslie
Design dolls: Queens of the Sea
Voting for favorite design doll
(May 26-27)


May 28
Splash of our Worlds
http://splashofourworlds.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @SplashOOWorlds
http://twitter.com/SplashOOWorlds
Feature: Video discussion, Random Magic and pirates
(Int’l: Greek language, English transcript)
Bonus: Free audio book, Howard Pyle’s Book of Pirates
Bonus: Game: Pirate’s Quest

and

Liana’s Paper Doll Blog
http://www.joechip.net/liana/
Twitter: @lianaleslie
http://twitter.com/lianaleslie
Design doll: Queens of the Sea:
Fave design revealed, winner selected
(May 28)


May 29
Sea Wolves Reading Circle

Ahoy, matey! Here be a treasure chest of
great piratey reads, plucked from shelves
by a scandalous crew from near and far.

The Fluidity of Time
http://fluidityoftime.blogspot.com/
Twitter: N/A

This Miss Loves To Read
http://thismisslovestoread.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @MissIrenne
http://twitter.com/MissIrenne

What Book Is That?
http://www.whatbookisthat.com/
Twitter: @heynocupcake
http://twitter.com/heynocupcake

Cerebralicious
http://www.siliconcerebrate.com/
Twitter: @cerebrate
http://twitter.com/cerebrate

My Love Affair With Books
http://books-love-affair.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @Misha_1989
http://twitter.com/Misha_1989

vvb32 Reads
http://vvb32reads.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @vvb32reads
http://twitter.com/vvb32reads

Willowdust Reviews - Tina’s Book Reviews
http://www.tinasbookreviews.com/
Twitter: @BooksAtTinas
http://twitter.com/BooksatTinas

Songs and Stories
http://liedermadchen.blogspot.com/
Twitter: @LiederMadchen
http://twitter.com/LiederMadchen

The Diary of a Bookworm
http://www.thediaryofabookworm.com/
Twitter: N/A

But wait, there's more!

Message in a Bottle: visit Liana's Paper Doll Blog to see the Pirate Queen Sasha and read more about her at Moonlight Gleam's Bookshelf.
 
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