Friday, June 3, 2011

REEL ME IN

I did it again…
I read another pirate book…
During my travels to the Caribbean.
The first pirate book I read was Michael Crighton’s Pirate Latitudes
And on this trip it was Tim Power’s On Stranger Tides.
I don’t know why I’m fascinated with all things pirate, but I am.
Hmm? Is there a pirate genre?
Or gene?
Anyway…
With the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie out…
You know I’ve just got to see it.
And so I Googled the movie times for it and–
OMG!
It’s Pirates of the Caribbean – On Stranger Tides!
OMG!
I didn’t know that the movie was based on the book...
When I decided to read it.
I guess I was attracted…
To the skull and crossbones on the cover…
(yes, cover art wooed me)
And the treasure of the story to be discovered within.
But alas…
My friend told me she saw the movie…
And despite Jack Sparrow still being so good to look at…
With all his swaggering and swashbuckling action…
And let's not forget his eye make-up...
She still thought the movie stunk.
Aw.
Well, because I read the book…
I think I owe it to myself to see it.
What about you?
Have you seen it?
If you have, I’d love to hear your review.
And have you ever read any pirate books?

Always, Em-Musing

7 comments:

Sarah said...

The only pirate books I read are to my 5yo who is obsessed with them. I'll probably see the new Pirates movie on dvd--but sometimes, even if something stinks, it's kind of fun to watch. I think you should see it!

Jennifer Shirk said...

No, no pirate books. But I do LOVE those movies!
But it's hard to go see a movie after I've read the book. The book is ALWAYS better. :)

Anne Gallagher said...

Nope, no pirates here either. I'm not really into Johnny Depp. (Please don't throw things.) However, I have heard the movie was awesome, so I guess you have to see it and make up your own mind.

Talli Roland said...

Hm, not really into pirates! The closest I've come is 'Treasure Island'.

Tana Adams said...

No but I want to write a pirate book ;)

Jill Kemerer said...

Oh, yeah, I would totally read a pirate book! Yum-my! So are you going to see the movie soon? I want to know how you like it!

Elena Solodow said...

I've never been able to get into the pirate thing, don't know why. I saw the first two Pirates movies and wasn't thrilled. It's always good to have our loves though : )