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Haul-a-Day 14: Holiday Treasure

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Even a book lover needs a special place to hide their treasures from time to time.  Etsy artist Diane Melen of Campbell River, BC, Canada saves books from landfills and recycles them into these amazing book safes. You can stash jewelry, cash, passports or your treasure map in plain sight.  Of course we selected the classic Treasure Island for our Haul-a-Day prize.  Visit Diane’s Etsy shop — and don’t forget enter to win this hand crafted classic today! Secret Storage Books – Real, Hollow Books, Handmade.

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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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