Inspired by one of my favorite card games as well as my penchant for patterns, Spoons is where I seek out four books that have something in common, whether it be characters with the same name, covers featuring the same object, stories about the same place, or brief mentions of jars of peanut butter in each book.
Happy Friday the 13th! I’ve had some pretty bad luck on my previous Friday-the-13th’s, but today I got home just before a thunderstorm started, so I think I’m actually pretty lucky today! (Unless my computer suddenly crashes because the storm affected the wiring in the house somehow and zaps my computer… is that even possible? Merp.) And did you know that someone with a fear for Friday the 13th has friggatriskaidekaphobia? Here’s how it’s pronounced, but I don’t think I can make my mouth do that. #thatswhatshesaid #awkwardfridays
Ah, but more importantly, here are four books related to bad luck and superstitions!
- The Bad Beginning by Lemony Snicket (Middle Grade) / This is “an unhappy tale about three very unlucky children” who have the worst luck in the world. Everyday is Friday the 13th for the Baudelaire siblings.
- The Last Black Cat by Eugene Trivizas (Middle Grade) / When black cats start disappearing, and the other street cats start to notice…
- Jinx by Jennifer Estep (Adult Fiction) / A girl with a weird superpower – what can you do with static electricity you can’t control? Oh, and don’t forget the super-hot ubervillain!
- What the Moon Said by Gayle Rosengren (Middle Grade) / “If believing a superstition makes you miserable, how can that be good luck?” Set during the Great Depression, this is a story about family and friendship (and probably a lot of luck!).
Do you believe in superstitions? Do you know of any other books that might fit in with these four?