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!
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!
Bookish Chat : What book can you pluck from your-to-read-someday list into the relative safety of your to-read-very-very-soon list