Bookish Chat : Halloween, Celtic Ireland and Save A Book Soul!

October 31, 2013 Bookish chat 7

Halloween has its roots in Ireland’s Celtic past. We are a fairly superstitious lot around here and on Hallows Eve, the old beliefs are that the souls of the dead can return to their former homes and other-world creatures like banshees and fairies are roaming freely tonight. Whatever you do, if you hear strange sounds, don’t look behind you, just run!



One of the weird and wonderful legends is that as Halloween is the cut off date for the final harvest of the summer and all apples must be picked before 31 Oct. If not the Puca (horrible little Irish evil fairies) will spit on any unharvested apples. Charming, right! Another reminder of why you should always wash fruit before eating it!

Help Save a Book Soul for Halloween!

So as this is the night, when lost and damned souls are roaming widely, I’m going to share with you some books that have lingered too long in the other-world that is my to-read list. I’m pledging to save these 3 book souls from that hellish place and read them soon.  These books make me feel guilty as I have had them all for too long and I have a sneaky suspicion that I will love them all.  So expect to see reviews here soon for Sanctum, The Book Thief and Out of the Easy and if not feel free to come haunt me!


Sanctum The Book Thief Out of Easy


I’m declaring today international-save-a-book- soul-day, let’s all work together and save a book soul!  Bring them from the dark side and back into the light 🙂  Oh and remember if you have an apple tree, go pick those first!

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7 Responses to “Bookish Chat : Halloween, Celtic Ireland and Save A Book Soul!”

    • trish

      I’m finally planning to read Sanctum this weekend, really looking forward to it after all the rave reviews from the GWB’s.

  1. Lark

    Love the apple-picking legend. Such a great post! I better go pick the last of my apples. 🙂 The Book Thief is on my list to read, too; I want to read it before the movie comes out. Didn’t know about the new Ruta Sepetys book, but I really liked her last one. Thanks for the heads up on this one.
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    • trish

      Hope you got those apples in Lark! I haven’t read any of Ruta’s books yet but it sounds great. And I’m aiming to read The Book Thief before the movie too so I’ll ready to watch it.

  2. Dee @ Dee's Reads

    Haha I love this idea!! Save a book soul 🙂 I’ll pick up one now and save it from my TBR oblivion. Lol. What are your plans for today? I’m going to eat candy and go to see a scary movie in the theater :v

    Happy Halloween!
    Dee @ Dee’s Reads recently posted…Fangirl Style Reviews: #4

    • trish

      Hope you saved a book Dee! I had a fairly quiet Halloween, just watched tv and handed out sweets to our trick or treaters. And munched my way through a big pile of them too :O

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