Lives of the Pirates Wednesday, September 19th is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. “Avast!” ye say? You don’t know how to talk like a pirate? Well, we’ll soon have you ship-shape. If you'd like to read about real life pirates, click here for a list of nonfiction books. If you'd like to read a rip-roarin' pirate yarn (made up story), check out this list.