Read it or Ditch it: Under the Black Flag

read it or ditch it

“Read it or Ditch it” is a new weekly feature I’ll be doing each Monday on the blog. The goal is to force myself into making a decision regarding some titles on my TBR pile. Each week I’ll select a book that has sat unread on my shelves for longer than a year and ask the question “Read it or Ditch it?”. If I still want to read it, then by posting it here I’m claiming that I’ll read it by the end of the year. If I’m no longer interested in the book, then this is a send off to the title since I’ll either be donating or selling it.

At the end of the year, I’ll do a round-up post to see how I did. If there are any titles that I said I’d read, but still didn’t, then I’ll either donate or sell those. Hopefully, doing this will help me reach my goal of only 100 books sitting unread on my TBR pile by the end of 2016.


Under the Black Flag
Author: David Cordingly
Published: 1995
Genre: History
Length of Time on TBR Pile: About 2 years?
Read it or Ditch it?: Ditch it

Found this book hiding in my shelves. I had completely forgotten I’d purchased it a few years ago. It was completely on a whim that I picked it up from Barnes and Noble. Honestly, I’m not all that interested in pirates anymore, so I’m going to donate it.

Back Cover Description:

For this rousing, revisionist history, the former head of exhibitions at England’s National Maritime Museum has combed original documents & records to produce a most authoritative & definitive account of piracy’s Golden Age. As he explodes many accepted myths (i.e. walking the plank is pure fiction), Cordingly replaces them with a truth that is more complex & often bloodier. 16 pages of photos. Maps


11 thoughts on “Read it or Ditch it: Under the Black Flag

  1. I had that book! LOL I got it at B&N too but I gave up a little ways in- it bored me actually. I mean I was interested in pirates so I was surprised at the time that I didn’t like it more, but I just didn’t. I gave it away I think…

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  2. Pingback: Read it or Ditch it: The Catch-Up Post | Book Minx

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