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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

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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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!

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!

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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.

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Tom and Harry

Tom and Harry 4: Little Red Riding Hood

This story was inspired by the Hoodwinked Movies. Help a Book Sailor out: if you know where I can watch Hoodwinked 3: The Fellowship of the Hood, please let me know in the comments!

When we last left Tom and Harry, Harry won a battle on the flying Roombas with Isaac Bonjour. As he was falling in the water, Isaac yelled, “you have not seen the last of mmmmeeeeeeee!” After he was in the water, Isaac yelled, “I intend to write a strongly worded letter to the White star Line about all of this.” Harry said, “Oh no, not again. I hated that movie, too much kissy, kissy.”

And Tom, Harry and Ronald went back to Critterville, and lived happily ever after. At least they thought so!

Isaac Bonjour had caught the attention of a passing cruise ship by yelling, “Please help me, I am just a little squirrel floating in the ocean, with no water.” The girl who was standing at the railing was reading a newspaper that had an ad; it read, “Wanted Isaac Bonjour -$2,000 reward” and the picture looked exactly like the little squirrel she saw floating in the water! She shrugged! She thought, “Maybe it is just a coincidence, I’ll have the ship stop and pick him up.”

Isaac said to the girl who was wearing a red hoodie and red jeans and was holding a basket, “Thank you. You never told me your name.” The girl replies, “My name is………But Isaac interrupts her and says, “Ok, Little Red Riding Hood”, making up a name. The girl says, “That is not my actual…………” But Isaac interrupts her again and says, “Do you ever get money for running errands?”  “Yes I do, on special occasions,” replied the girl, “And sometimes my Granny gives me money to take muffins and other sweets to her.” Isaac said, “Well, what if you could make that money without doing any work?”  She said, “I would like to learn how to do that.”

Isaac says, “I would like to win the Crittersville Cup, which would give me $10 Million.

Which I could turn into Euros and be the richest squirrel in France. But I need money to fix my Roomba and enter the contest. Do you see that island, the Crittersville Bank is there? That is where I will get money, but I need you to help me get the money from the bank.” So, the girl and Isaac take a lifeboat to the island.

Meanwhile, Tom and Harry are headed for the airport to pick up their friend Wolfy. Their friend said, “Hey boys, that flight from the woody woods took a very long time, because of turbulence. So, how have you guys been?” Harry said, “Good” and Tom said “Alright. How are you?” Wolfy said, “OK, but I heard about something you will want to know. I saw that little brat in the red hoodie. She was selling her granny’s cookies to people, but when I asked for one, she sprayed me with wolf repellant! When I landed, I saw her and Isaac Bonjour leaving the Crittersville Bank with bags of cash, and they were riding on a Roomba. Isaac had a certificate as an entry for the grand Critterville race.” Tom said, “I have seen Isaac cheat in races before.” Harry says, “That guy defines evil!”

Wolfy, Tom and Harry set off to register for the big race. The rules were that all roombas must be set at the speed of forty miles per hour, or must have a seat belt if go they go faster. No roombas can use their jets or they will be fined $10 million, also, no eating on the Roomba during the race because that can cause motion sickness and be messy. Isaac Bonjour walks up behind them and says, “Bon jour, are you guys here for the race?” Wolfy said, “I’m going to call 911, because you’re a known criminal.” Isaac said, “Gotta go! Bye!” And then Little Red came behind him and sprayed Wolfy with Wolf Repellant. Wolfy said, “Hey, come back here” to Little Red Riding Hood and got out his Roomba, Lady Roomba, and rode it to where Little Red was. Little Red escaped, but accidentally dropped the goodie basket. Wolfy picked it up and said, “Finally! I got my hands on one of these stupid goodies!

“Oh, this tastes like the convenience store goodies! There’s a convenience store in Woody Woods, and these taste just like those. Little Red is a faker!” So Wolfy called Little Red’s Grandma and told her about what Little Red had done. So the grandma got a Roomba and decided to race against Little Red to make her pay for her crimes. Wolfy said to the Grandma once she arrived, “Yeah, sorry about pretending to be you and stuff. That didn’t go exactly the way we staged it.” “That’s OK, slugger,” said the Grandma. “So now, let’s race Little Red.”

“And Isaac Bonjour,” Harry added.

Tom said, “Are you ready, Harry?” “Born ready!” said Harry. Wolfy said, “Let’s throw Little Red and Isaac into prison and get that $10 million!”

They walked out on the stadium. Ronald had had a seat belt attached. Rigged Roomba was completely fixed and was as dangerous as ever. Rigged Roomba said, “Never gonna give you up, never gonna let you down, never gonna run around and desert you, Never gonna make you cry, never gonna say goodbye, never gonna tell a lie and hurt you.”

“Come on, man,” said Harry. “You had to Rickroll us?” “Sorry,” said Isaac. “It’s just one of the settings.”

Wolfy said, “Not cool, dude.” But right then, the race official fired his gun. And Little Red was on a sugar high, so she drove the Roomba. And Isaac was in back, handing her Kool-Aids, and once she chugged them, she threw the cups into the way of Tom, Harry, Wolfy, and the Grandma.

Our heroes dodged all of the litter that Little Red threw at them. And then Isaac started giving Little Red candy and doughnuts.  And once the finish was near, Little Red wasn’t looking so good, so Isaac went 41 miles per hour, and used his jets to get them over the finish line. Little Red and Isaac went flying, and Isaac was fined $10 million dollars for not wearing their seat belts while on the Roomba and for eating while driving and for using their Roomba’s jets. And what happened to Little Red, we humble authors cannot tell you exactly, because…well, it’s too messy.

The cheaters obviously didn’t win, so the trophy and the $10 million went to our heroes.

THE END.

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Uncategorized

Percy Jackson & the Olympians Review!

Hey, Book Sailors, check out my review of the Percy Jackson & the Olympians series! (Warning: spoilers ahead!)

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Videos

Books and Blankets

Hey, Book Sailors! Check out this special Christmas video from Brady the Book Sailor – and if it inspires YOU to donate books and blankets to your favorite cause, let us know in the comments or post on social media using #BooksAndBlankets!

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Brady the Book Sailor

‘Twas Three Weeks Before Christmas (MCU Edition)

Hey, Book Sailors! Auntie Obvious here. Brady and I binged the entire MCU in 2021, and we wanted to share this poem with you. I wrote the first draft, and then showed it to Brady. He super politely told me that it was good, but that he had some ideas to make it even better. (He was right.) Never underestimate the power of a good story editor! Feel free to dive right in, or if you’d like a refresher on Book Sailors (and GrapeBeard the friendly pirate), you can check out The Legends of Brady the Book Sailor.

‘Twas Three Weeks Before Christmas (MCU Edition)

‘Twas three weeks before Christmas, but that wasn’t all,
It was time for the MCU Book Sailor Ball!

Brady and Auntie were in excellent cheer.
(They watched the whole MCU for the first time this year)!

Their +1 for the party was the pirate GrapeB.
He had a beard full of grapes and he smelled like the sea.

They turned onto Bleeker, as silent as ninjas,
When 177A’s doors blew right off their hinges!

Out ran three Hulks, two Rhodeys, four Draxes,
Five Thors with hammers, and three Thors with Axes.

Four Quills, four Gamoras, it was super exiting!
(Some of them dancing, and some of them fighting.)

Six T’Challas, Five Shuri’s, four Wandas, three Visions,
Six Rocket Racoons, (with loads of munitions)

Five Natashas, Four Furys (alert for an ambush),
Five Yelenas with two dogs named Fanny and Tush.

All of the Lokis (with helmets of gold),
A bunch of Steve Rogerses (both young and old),

Ten different Shang-Chis with One Hundred Rings,
A bunch of Sam Wilsons with both shields and wings.

Three Captain Marvels, Three Kates and three Clints,
(Oooh, maybe they’ll share Hawkeye spoilers and hints),

Three Mantises, Three Groots (adult, baby, teen),
And several Pietros (hyped up on caffeine).

Three Wasps and six Ant-Men, a bunch of Eternals,
Some Happys and Buckys (with airplanes and journals).

Five Peppers, five Tonys (who loved her, always),
Five Peters, five MJs, five Neds, Bens, and Mays.

That left one Dr. Strange, who was chastizing Wong,
Brady said, “Excuse us, Doctor, has the Ball gone all wrong”?

“No, welcome, Book Sailors! Sorry for my curses!
But Wong KNOWS that our party policy is NO multiverses!”

Wong shook all their hands and said, “Please follow me!”
And stepped through a gateway labeled, “Party Plan B”!

They emerged at a building that gleamed and it shined,
With “Rogers: The Musical” on large yellow signs!

Wong said to the usher, “I don’t mean to presume,
But might we get 200 rush tickets for the MCU room?”

“Oh, yes! Heroes and Book Sailors, please don’t despair!
(The usher was tall, thin, and mustached – and had grey hair.)

“The room is amazing. (Wanda’s the inventor).
With Chaos Magic, each seat is front row center!”

Wong said to the Book Sailors, “You won’t need your masks.
COVID got crushed in the MCU ‘cause we all got vaxxed!”

“Great!” Brady said. “I do have a question for you:
Are the villains invited to attend the ball, too?”

“Like Draykov, Agatha, Mysterio, Ego,
Thanos or Killmonger or Helmut Zemo?”

“Will I see Ultron? Hela? Or yell, DORMAMMU!!!?
Or would they just cause mayhem that you’d have to undo?”

Wong said, “We didn’t invite them because last year’s ball went bad;
Thanos snapped out half the Book Sailors – and their parents were MAD.”

“We let Loki come back, after his change of heart.
Now, take your seats! The show’s about to start!”

“Rogers: The Musical” made them laugh, gasp, and cry!
They ate popcorn and ice cream and a big apple pie.

When the play and the standing ovations were through,
Party Thor stood and said, “NOW what should we do”?

Peter Quill shouted out, “I’ve got an idea that’s groovy!
Let’s binge watch all the MCU series and movies!”

Brady said, “What fun, but I’m now in a fix.
That’ll take DAYS, but I’m due home at six.”

“No worries, kid,” said Rocket Racoon,
“The spirits (and Wanda) will do it all in one afternoon!”

“But there’s still one issue that might cause disorder:
Do we watch them in story or release date order?”

Wanda said, “Please refrain from fights or taunts.
My Chaos Magic shows the order that each person wants!”

So they settled in their chairs with a snack and a drink.
And what should’ve taken DAYS went by in a blink.

At the final post-credit scene, they all gave a cheer,
Auntie said, “I’m glad I thought of watching the MCU this year!”

GrapeB said, “Auntie, your jokes are the WORST.
We all know that Brady totally thought of this first.”

As Auntie said, “Humph! My jokes are all witty!”
GrapeB looked down and cooed, “Awww, who’s a good kitty?”

GrapeB reached out his hand to give the furball a pat.
But Brady full body tackled him, yelling, “THAT IS NO CAT!!”

With the crisis averted, they headed for the door
The MCU Book Sailor Ball was all they’d hoped for and more.

Brady said, “Thank you so much to everyone here
For the friendship and laughter and inspiration this year.”

They all walked out humming the “Save the City” song,
Brady winked at the usher (it was Stan Lee all along).

“Thanks, Stan for your stories, they really do shine.
Merry Christmas to all – in every timeline!”

*************

Written by: Auntie Kimberly

Story editor: Brady

Snacks: GrapeB

Featuring (in order of appearance): Hulk, Rhodey, Drax, Thor, Peter Quill, Gamora, T’Challa, Shuri, Wanda, Vision, Rocket Racoon, Natasha, Fury, Yelena, Fanny, Tush, Loki, Steve Rogers, Shang-Chi, Sam Wilson, Captain Marvel, Kate, Clint, Mantis, Groot, Pietro, Wasp, Ant-Man, Eternals, Happy, Bucky, Pepper, Tony, Peter, MJ, Ned, Ben, May, Dr. Strange, Wong, and Stan Lee.

*************

If we could show you this poem on a cinema screen
You KNOW that there’d be a post-credits scene.

So before the ball ended, Brady asked, “a favor, pretty please?,”
“I’m feeling kind of hungry. Can we all stop at McD’s?”

Auntie said, “Brady, that would be a mistake!
New York has the BEST food! Pizza! And cheesecake!”

Tony Stark said, “Brady, your Auntie has a good point.
About two blocks away there’s a great Shawarma joint.”

So they all ordered Shawarma before the ball adjourned.
And quietly ate ‘round a table. (The Book Sailors Will Return).

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Book Sailor Animations First Movie!

Happy Halloween, Book Sailors! And I am excited to say that Bradythebooksailor.com is getting its first ever movie, called “Geoff the Ghost”. I sure hope you enjoy this little short film, because I spent a lot of time working on it. I do not like stop-motion animation! So without further ado, enjoy the show!