Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Bad Things Happen on Wednesdays...

Luckily today is a Tuesday and, even better, it's the Tuesday that the middle grade book The Wednesdays comes out. Happy Pubday, Julie Bourbeau!

In honor of The Wednesdays I did some digging on why Wednesday has such a bad rap: 
  • Wednesday has the worst nickname of all the days of the week: Hump Day? Kids (and a few adults) have been snickering at this day for centuries. 
  • There is a color associated with Wednesday-- according to the Thai solar calendar-- and it's green, the color of envy, one of the seven dead sins.
  • In the folk rhyme Monday's Child "Wednesday's child is full of woe".
  • In Winnie the Pooh and the Blustery Day, the disagreeable nature of the weather is attributed to it being "Winds-Day" (a play on "Wednesday").
  • In Richard Brautigan's In Watermelon Sugar Wednesday is the day when the sun shines grey.
  • In the Christian church, Holy Wednesday the Wednesday immediately following Easter, is also called Spy Wednesday, in reference to the betrayal of Jesus by Judas Iscariot.  
  • And, finally, in Julie Bourbeau's hilarious new middle grade book strange things happen on Wednesdays in Max's town-- cats get stuck in vacuum cleaners and birthday cakes meet horrific ends-- but why does all this mayhem only happen on Wednesdays? Mystery, magic, mischief, and monsters abound, as Max unravels the truth behind The Wednesdays.  
Order your copy today, who knows what will happen to your package if you order it tomorrow...

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