In my last post I mentioned a pirate prize from the blog Fluidity of Time (http://fluidityoftime.blogspot.com/2011/05/rmt-tour-pirates-feature-today.html?showComment=1305230537261#c9018656715050955524)
It's a very cool blog offering a very cool prize: The Nautical Chart by Arturo Pérez-Reverte.
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It even looks awesome.
The main idea of the book is a woman, Tánger Soto, buys a 17-century atlas that may give the site of the final resting place of the Dei Gloria. Of course there's treasure and bad people and love :) It sounds like a fantastic book, and I'd love to win it. If not, I may have to talk to my library about buying it.
In addition to that lovely prize, there is a section on pirate superstitions, which I have to say was pretty interesting. I love learning about superstitions. For example, whistling was forbidden on ships because it was thought it might raise a storm. Ever heard the phrase "whistling up a storm"? Well now you know where it came from. Check out this blog, an interesting read!