Avast! The Dread Pirate Spalding has stowed sixteen treasure chests on LibraryThing Island. Your quest, me hearties, is to find them! The isle is vast and can be precarious to navigate for even the saltiest dog. Fortunately, Cap'n Spalding's literary crew have written some choice doggerel—much inferior to members' poetry—to help you find every treasure.
- Decipher the clues and visit the corresponding LT pages to find the treasure chests.
- If a page has a treasure chest, you'll know right away.
- You have 48 hours (until approximately 9am Eastern, September 21st).
- Come boast of your haul on Talk.
Shiver me timbers, the prizes are hearty:
- Any member who finds a chest will be awarded a Swashbuckler's stash badge.
- Any member who finds at least six chests gets their account upgraded to a lifetime one.
- Members who find at least twelve are entered in a drawing for ten t-shirts or book bags.
Sign in or sign up to participate.
(The pirate version of LibraryThing is separate, so members need to sign in if they want to play.)
Treasure 1Coiled metal;
A water source;
And a thematic tag.
Treasure 2You and I, together
Eggsactly here, when one looks
You, a perfect ovoid,
I, who once raised chooks
by LT member Marissa_Doyle
Treasure 3An English Potter, but not the Quidditch one
Once wrote about a bunny in battle fierce.
With carrots and lettuce free under the sun
And a Farmer MacGregor his ego to pierce.
Madcap stories of a vegetable thief
—Liberator or vagrant?
Well, that’s all in your beliefs.
Treasure 4"Spring's pages are written in Mayflowers,"
Said the heroine who lived near the Lake of Shining Waters.
For 110 years she’s been collecting bowers
on the pages of this book we love to read our daughters.
by LT member Sundancer
Treasure 5No eggs hidden on this page—
Here they’re the star of the show.
When looking for subjects on LibraryThing,
This is where you’d go.
Treasure 6In your easter bonnet,
with all the frills upon it,
You'll be the grandest lady
in the ADAPTER ERASE
by LT member Sylak
Treasure 7Fire born hodad horde.
Tho seven look for a bomb,
Epic! Thor wrote;
by LT member btuckertx
Treasure 8Children of all ages concur,
Eggs in this flavor are preferred:
Milk, caramel-filled, or cream.
The Wonka factory team
Hid golden tickets in these type of bars.
Treasure 9Sam Vimes, put to the test.
Lilac upon his chest.
Addressing a crowd,
The Duke he allowed
That he wanted an egg for his ‘fast.
by LT member rosiekitty
Treasure 10Out in the Pacific
They stand static
The Navel of the World
What's this place called
by LT member Sylak
Treasure 11Fiver forsaw the warren's destruction
Humans encroached with new construction
The rabbits must establish a brand new home
Over the English countryside they were forced to roam
Hazel took on the leadership role
As the group of adventurers reached their goal
The story of the rabbits that had to flee
Was made into a movie, then adapted for TV
by LT member Genetic_Blend
Treasure 12This black bird sings all month long,
The promise of new books sweetens its song.
It won’t hatch on Sunday,
But take a gander on Monday,
To help your TBR pile along.
Treasure 13An apple a day won’t keep this Doctor away,
And his cooking skills might make you squeamish:
Served with a fox or in a box,
Won’t make you a fan of this dish.
Treasure 14“Yer a wizard!”
But too young to play this game.
The egg will sing some hinted things,
But not under duress of flame.
Treasure 15Vegetables of egg #18 beware!
This lagomorph might give you quite a scare.
A little spooky and often funny,
This book stars a garlic-averse bunny.
Treasure 16Which came first, the [tag] or the egg?
Treasure 17Gods are loved the world wide over
In spring, ones of bunnies, resurrection, and clover.
This well-known book examines Gods old and new
In one young country with some reconciling to do.
New bleeding edge Gods, like media and tech
Old ones who’ve written their last check.
For teen’s first read, Eoster is intense,
A fertility goddess and incense.
Treasure 18Rooting around on the site
Should “turnip” this food—
Savored by bunnies
And horses alike!
Treasure 19A Nursery Crime,
Set in modern times.
In a mystery that’s all cracked up,
Murder is a dish best served
Treasure 20When you’re in a jam
And your calm has scrammed
enroll in a program
Called “Baby I am”
And go and tag a _____
Treasure 21Old children’s books had more disease
Trying to explain to small minds with ease
The effects of fever on old and small.
This tale of one rabbit loved to Real
Surely has intergenerational appeal
As a toy who has given it all.
Finally, like how childhood ends
The rabbit makes other friends
And is no longer a doll.
Treasure 22Sometimes the world changes on a book
Whole cultures shifting on a literary hook.
This 1960’s lyrical screed
Against the chemicals plants don’t need
Precipitated several large scale turns
Of government and environmental concerns.