Book Review: Superstitions

Superstitions: 1,013 of the World's Wackiest Myths, Fables & Old Wives Tales by Deborah Murrell: Book Cover

Title:   Superstitions: 1,013 of the Wackiest Myths, Fables & Old Wives Tales

Author:  DeborahMurrell

Publisher:  Readers Digest

Copyright:   October 2008

# of Pages: 256 pages (hard cover edition)

Reason for Reading: Research

Grade:  A

“Dreaming of fish swimming in clear water means wealth and power to come.”

“An acorn doused with musk oil and carried in your pocket or in a charm bag will attract the opposite sex.”

“Plant hydrangeas near your house and your daughters will never marry.”

“Don’t step on a crack, or you’ll break your mother’s back.”

Some of these will probably sound familiar, while others might have you scratching your head saying “huh?”  Never fear. Murrell is here to explain origins and similar superstitions.  This is a must-read for those who are either superstitious themselves or those who find superstitions fascinating.

What I liked:  Everything.  🙂  Murrell has an engaging writing style, and I love learning more about everyday life and what is going on behind the scenes.

What I didn’t like: It wasn’t long enough.  🙂  Seriously, there’s nothing not to like. Pick it up and see what you can find out about your favourite superstitions.

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6 Responses to Book Review: Superstitions

  1. BermudaOnion says:

    This sounds like a fun book, even though I don’t consider myself to be superstitious.

  2. Annie says:

    I like this kind of book ! It’s funny and you learnt too a lot of things. I wonder if the American superstitions are the same than the French’s ?

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