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Jonesin’ for a Fix: Books for TV Addicts — special Black Sails edition for Talk Like a Pirate Day

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Today is Talk Like a Pirate Day, arrrggghhh! So in true BookTrib fashion we must join the parade of buccaneers and peg legs with a bonus edition of “Jonesin’ For a Fix” for you, me buckos, featuring some of my favorite pirates (and non-pirates) in the Starz hit series, Black Sails. For those who aren’t familiar with the show, it follows the feared Captain Flint and his crew as well as some fictionalized pirates from history: Charles Vane (my personal favorite but sometimes a scurvy bilge rat) Jack Rackham, Anne Bonny and Benjamin Homigold. The conclusion of Season One left me wanting more drama, more betrayal and more sea heists. Despite the sometimes graphic and harsh situations depicted, this show…

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I’d like an order of fashion with my literature, please

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After I got back one of my latest book edits, I noticed that my editor had crossed out about half a page. The note next to it said something like this: “unnecessary description.” And then, “I think you might be a little obsessed with clothes.” Well, she had me there. I am—as all of my friends and family can attest to—more than a little obsessed with clothes. But it’s not just that I have a lot of them (and I do, trust me). I also like to talk about them. I want to know where you got that shirt and those shoes, I check about ten different style blogs every day, and when I’m reading a book I have a…

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