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Reading Regatta

Summer Smackdown Reading Regatta 2022!

Ahoy, Mateys! It’s summertime! And the Reading Regatta has returned! A regatta is a boat race, but this is a reading race! Here’s how it works:

Start Date: Wednesday, June 1st
End Date: Wednesday, August 10th

How to Earn Points: Grab your Magic Purple Library Card (OK, just a regular library card will do) and start reading! Invite your friends and family to participate, and earn points for each book based on the system below. This year, we’ve made it a bit harder by tweaking the points and bumping up the Cruising category to 100-200 pages! Sorry kids, no more counting those Little Golden Books! Time to step it up!

TierPagesKidsAdults
Cruising100-20010050
Rowing201-599500250
White Water Rafting600+1,000500

Two new categories added on 6/15/22 to include Comic Books!

Splash Page:
Small Splash
Any Single Comic3015
Splash Page:
Tsunami
Any “Collected” Edition6030

Kids get a special new advantage this year called Point Break: each week, we’ll highlight two stories and/or audiobooks from BradyTheBookSailor.com – and if you read (or listen) to both of them, give yourself an extra 200 points!

[Auntie Obvious]: Hey, what special advantage do grownups get?

[Brady]: Free Will.

[Auntie Obvious]: Seriously? So I can just decide to not pay my electric bill?

[Brady]: I’ll let you ponder that one by yourself. Say, what did you get for prizes this year?

[Auntie Obvious]: Dude. I told you we don’t have a budget for prizes. But reading is fun and “builds character”. That’s what your grandpa used to tell the MommyLorian and me every time we had to do something hard.

[Brady]: Get me a Twinkie. It will build character.

[Auntie Obvious]:

[Auntie Obvious]:

[Auntie Obvious]: Remind me not to tell you any more stuff.

[Brady]: Don’t count on it.

[Brady and Auntie Obvious]: We at least agree that the Reading Regatta will be super fun! Let us know what you are reading, and keep us posted on your points by leaving us comments throughout the summer!

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Introduction

Ahoy, Mateys!

Hi, I am Brady the Book Sailor! Don’t get us wrong, Book Sailors do not use boats! Although my friend GrapeBeard the Friendly Pirate has a bathtub ship. (But you’ll have to read the original Brady the Book Sailor story to find out about that.) I’m a really good reader, and I write my own stories! You might call people like this Book Eaters, but if you want to find about real Book Eaters, talk to my friends the Storyvores. You’ll have to read Brady the Book Sailor Meets the Storyvores to meet them! My Auntie used to write the Brady the Book Sailor stories, but now we share the series. But my name is going first.

(Auntie) Dude, whose computer is this website on?

(Brady) Duh, everyone’s.

(Auntie) No, I mean right now as we are typing this.

(Brady) Well, I’m dictating it, and you also get different perks other than that.

(Auntie) Oh, really? Like what perks?

(Brady) Like working with me and taking out the garbage. And also, getting to watch The Mandalorian with me and Minecraft Story Mode.

(Auntie) I was thinking more like that the perk would be free coffee, but I guess that sounds good too. Except for the taking out the garbage part.

(Brady) Aaaaaanywayyyyy…some of my favorite authors are Dav Pilkey, Aaron Blabey, Stephen Pastis, Tom Angleberger, and J.K. Rowling. You’re wondering, “How do you sail with books?” But that is why we are here. We use items called Magic Purple Library Cards. You can also get them in gold, but you have to do something special to get that version.

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Reading Regatta

Reading Regatta Update Week 4: Brady’s Back, Baby!

Hey there Book Sailors! Brady was out for a few days, but he has returned!!

[Auntie Obvious]: Welcome back. I posted the Point Break selections while you were out. You’re welcome.

[Brady]: Dude, you totally picked your own stories. With great power comes great responsibility.

[Auntie Obvious]: UNLIMITED POWER!!!!!! MUAHAHA! Ahem. I mean, why don’t you go ahead and pick both Point Break selections for this week?

[Brady]: Great idea! This week’s Point Break Selections are (1) your choice of a PodSailing Podcast and (2) my brand new Power Monkey audio book (or you can read the story version of Power Monkey as soon as Auntie Obvious stops messing around and gets it posted on the website).

[Auntie Obvious]: You know this stuff would get posted faster if you would hire an assistant for me. So, anyway, what are your point totals so far? I have 1,000 points. I got 250 each for Alex Segura’s Poe Dameron: Free Fall, William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Kevin Shinick’s Force Collector, and E.L. Konigsburg’s From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler – one of my FAVORITE books when I was a kid.

[Brady]: I have 1,600 Points. Three weeks of the Point Break at 200 each, plus 500 for Rick Riordan’s The Burning Maze and 500 for J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone.

[Auntie Obvious]: Dude, you read the British version?

[Brady]: Yep. British punctuation is weird. No offense to our fans in Britain!

[Auntie Obvious]: Cheerio, Book Sailors!

[Brady]: Dude…

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Reading Regatta

Reading Regatta Week 3: We LOVE Comic Books!

Hey, Book Sailors! Auntie Obvious here. Brady was under the weather this week, so we aren’t going to recap our point totals, but we do have some exciting news! When we raised the minimum page count for the “cruising” category to 100, we totally weren’t thinking about how that would leave out comic books! NOOOOOOOOOO! (Said in a Luke Skywalker voice.)

So here are the new point totals, including new categories for comic books! As always, let us know in the comments what YOU are reading!

TierPagesKidsAdults
Cruising100-20010050
Rowing201-599500250
White Water Rafting600+1,000500
Splash Page:
Small Splash
Any Single Comic3015
Splash Page:
Tsunami
Any “Collected” Edition6030

In Brady’s absence, I will be choosing both of this week’s Point Break selections! UNLIMITED POWER!!!!! MUAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Ahem. So anyway, this week’s selections are “Missing the Mark: An Auntie Obvious Adventure” and YOUR CHOICE of any of the “Legends of Brady the Book Sailor” stories! Remember, this is for KIDS ONLY, and gives you and extra 200 Points if you read both selections!

Keep Reading…Sail On!!!

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Reading Regatta

Reading Regatta Update and Week #2 Point Break Selections!

[Brady]: Ha, ha! You said #2.

[Auntie Obvious]: Dude. I need you to focus here.

[Brady]: (Still laughing). I sure hope everyone is having fun so far with the Reading Regatta 2022! How about we share our scores?

[Auntie]: Great! I’ll also put the scoring at the bottom of this post, so everyone can calculate their own scores! Anyway, I have 5,000 points.

[Brady]: Truthfully?

[Auntie Obvious]: Oopsies! How did that extra “0” get in there? Truthfully, I have 500 Grownup points for reading Alex Segura’s Poe Dameron Free Fall and Kevin Shinick’s Force Collector!

[Brady]: I have 1,200 points! I have 500 Kid points each for Poe Dameron Free Fall and Rick Riordan’s The Burning Maze, plus the 200 points for last week’s Point Break.

[Auntie]: Hey, speaking of the Point Break, let’s talk about our two selections for the week! Mine is “The Kind Little Truck Meets the Big RV” because I think people planning their summer vacations will really enjoy it!

[Brady]: I was working on my decision, when I got a postcard from GrapeB the Friendly Pirate! So I am going to go with his suggestion of Aqua Dolphin, because it is actually a really good suggestion!

[Auntie]: Keep Reading, Sail On!

[Brady]: Hey, that’s my line! Remember to count up your points and tell us in the comments what YOU are reading!

TierPagesKidsAdults
Cruising100-20010050
Rowing201-599500250
White Water Rafting600+1,000500
Point Break (kids only): Give yourself an extra 200 points if you read (or listen to) the two selections for the week!

New categories added on 6/15/22 (Week 3) to include comic books!

Splash Page:
Small Splash
Any Single Comic3015
Splash Page:
Tsunami
Any “Collected” Edition6030
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Reading Regatta

Reading Regatta 2022 Kickoff!

Hey, Book Sailors! Today is the official kickoff for the 2022 Reading Regatta! You can find the scoring options below, or for a full refresher on the rules, check out this post: Summer Smackdown Reading Regatta 2022!

TierPagesKidsAdults
Cruising100-20010050
Rowing201-599500250
White Water Rafting600+1,000500

Updated 6/15/22 to include Comic Books!

Splash Page:
Small Splash
Any Single Comic3015
Splash Page:
Tsunami
Any “Collected” Edition6030

Brady is starting off with Rick Riordan’s The Burning Maze, and Auntie Obvious is starting off with Poe Dameron Free Fall by Alex Segura (which Brady will be reading after he finishes The Burning Maze) and then Force Collector by Kevin Shinick.

Whatever you are reading TODAY counts as your first book! Plus, remember that KIDS ONLY get an extra 200 points if you read both of our Point Break Brady the Book Sailor story selections!

For week 1, Brady’s selection is Robot Snowman 5: The Last Snowman and Auntie Obvious has picked Power Monkey in Quarantine!

We hope you enjoy this fun summer contest! Leave us a comment to let us know what you are reading!

— Brady the Book Sailor and Auntie Obvious.

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Reading Regatta

Reading Regatta 2022 Update

Hey Book Sailors! The 2022 Reading Regatta starts in one week! Are you ready?

[Brady]: Some of you have been wondering what happens if you are in the middle of a book on June 1st. Good news! You totally get to count it!

[Auntie Obvious]: WOO HOO! Because I am reading a book called Count of Monte Cristo that is 1,276 pages! And I am going to wait to read the last page until June 1st!

[Brady]: First, that’s kind of cheating. And I know you already finished the book because you wouldn’t stop talking about how hard it was. Blah, blah, blah.

[Auntie Obvious]: Whaaaaaaa? I was totally talking about a different book. OK, never mind. Busted.

[Brady]: No idea how that became such a beloved classic.

[Auntie Obvious]: Word. Actually lots of words. Lots and lots and lots of words.

[Brady]: Anyway, Book Sailors, I hope you are excited for everything! Remember the first Point Break – where you get bonus points for reading two of my specially selected original stories – drops on June 1st!

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SailorCon

SailorCon Panel 2

SailorCon Part 2 has finally arrived! I know, it’s been a week. But at least we do get it. It has tons of exciting announcements and a sad announcement, but you can’t say no to an extra clip for Geoff the Ghost 2!

We’re super excited to kick off the second annual Reading Regatta! Here’s a link to an older post explaining what it is! And to see how it ended last year, check out this post! Stay tuned for more details!

(UPDATE: Brady’s new Geoff the Ghost project has been delayed. Stay tuned for more details!)

In case you missed it, here are all the announcements that I made today:

  • I announced a new story called The Wonder Dog.
  • I also announced some new rules and a start date for the Reading Regatta.
  • I showed some new footage of Geoff the Ghost: Finding Pumpkin.
  • I announced a short about a Pelican Drone that will only get a sequel if you guys like it!
  • I sadly had to cancel Aqua Dolphin: Freestyle Swimming, which was a Book Sailor Animations project.
  • I announced that although it was cancelled, there will be new footage of Aqua Dolphin: Freestyle Swimming coming soon.

If you’re only interested in the clip for Geoff the Ghost 2: Finding Pumpkin, it’s down here:

Make sure to check out my next post, which will be about movies to watch before you see Geoff the Ghost 2!

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SailorCon

SailorCon 2022

It’s a very special day at the Brady The Book Sailor website and YouTube channel! SailorCon has arrived, and with it many new announcements! You can enjoy the first panel below, along with a reading of the first 5 pages of the new hit novel Power Monkey, coming soon to BradytheBookSailor.com! (UPDATE: Brady’s new Geoff the Ghost project has been delayed. Stay tuned for more details!)

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Uncategorized

Hi Booksailors!

Us here at bradythebooksailor.com want to announce we will be doing book reviews on our website and share our thoughts about them and why they got the review they got. For example

The Longest Road

By Karlyn Wasbi

12%

It feels like the author knows her book will be a total bust but carries on anyway because she loves money. On page 99,900 she states, “But what happened after they went into the village is not important because I love money”.

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Power Monkey

Brand New Power Monkey Series Coming Soon!

Hi Booksailors! It’s Brady here for some really exciting information! So the original Power Monkey series was WAY too long to even think about posting on this small website. So, I rewrote it in a less complex way with only four books in it. I started thinking about this project in about September of last year. Five or so months after I stopped writing them. (Sorry folks! you only get two original Power Monkey books!) I thought about it in all of my spare time including restroom breaks and also stepped up my drawings a notch. I am so glad to announce the title is:

POWER MONKEY

Its three sequels are called:

POWER MONKEY: THE CRUSADER OF THE CRESCENT MOON

POWER MONKEY: THE DAWN OF DARKNESS

POWER MONKEY: THE ELUSIVE PREY

The official poster will be posted soon with another article explaining more about the series.