A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

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Saturday, June 16, 2012

153. Captured By Pirates! by Agnieszka Biskup

Captured By Pirates! An Isabel Soto History Adventure by Agnieszka Biskup. Illustrated by Roger Stewart (US) - (Canada)
Graphic Library

Pages: 32
Ages: 8+
Finished: May 26, 2012
First Published: Jan. 1, 2012
Publisher: Capstone Press
Genre: children, graphic novel, non-fiction, history
Rating:  4/5

First sentence: "What a great assignment!"

Publisher's Summary: "In graphic novel format, follows the adventures of Isabel Soto as she learns about pirate life during the Golden Age of Piracy."

Acquired: Received a review copy from Capstone Press.

Reason for Reading: I've enjoyed other books in this series.
Great introduction to the world of pirates and privateers in the 1700s.  Isabel's time travel is more believable than in the Egypt book I just read, as her popping up does startle the natives, so to speak.  Isabel is aboard a British merchant ship when it is attacked by pirates, then she and the ship's doctor are kidnapped and taken aboard the pirate ship.  Explains the life of a pirate, how the sailors became pirates in the first place, the difference between pirates and privateers and the fact that pirates still exist today.  Interesting and exciting.

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