Title: Superstitions: 1,013 of the Wackiest Myths, Fables & Old Wives Tales
Publisher: Readers Digest
Copyright: October 2008
# of Pages: 256 pages (hard cover edition)
Reason for Reading: Research
“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.