Did I scare you? :) Probably not. But I’m all about spooky this month, so I figured I had to try.
I had this idea for a blog post near the beginning of October and I thought, “It would be so cool if October 13 landed on a Friday this year!” Then I remembered that happened last year and I questioned my sanity for a split second.
But I had so much fun putting this post together that I had to share it anyway…on October 12. Close enough, right?!
So, book lovers, here’s five spooky superstitions about books that supposedly bring “bad juju” to all those who dare defy them. Mwuahah.
Don’t dog ear your pages. You dang heathen. Bad juju or not - stop ruining those pages that authors spend their lifetime creating!
Cracking the spine is just asking for trouble. Haven’t you ever heard the song, “Step on a crack, break your mother’s back”? Imagine what breaking a book’s back could do!
Always bring a second book. Legend (aka probably Google) has it that if you don’t bring a second book, you will definitely finish the first and you’ll be awkwardly staring around looking for something to read, like the back of a cereal box or something. I couldn’t vouch for the truth in this superstition, obviously…
If you walk by a bookstore, you must enter it. It doesn’t say what your fate awaits if you don’t, but I’m going to guess the books grow legs and chase after you.
Books must be bought in multiples of three. Apparently books get lonely?
What about you? Have you heard any book superstitions that makes your book’s spine tingle?
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