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Smoke and Mirrors Day!

It seems as though there is a day, week or month to commemorate practically everything. March 29th is no different!

Happy Smoke and Mirrors Day!

The phrase “smoke and mirrors” is a metaphor for a presentation that is intentionally deceptive, fraudulent or insubstantial. Originally, the expression literally refered to the smoke and mirrors magicians used to deceive and trick their audience. Now, the term refers to any presentation or show that is false, exaggerated and generally misleading.

Below are some smoke and mirrors themed titles celebrate the day! (And if you’re into magic tricks, these books will help you hone your craft.)

Check out Neil Gaiman’s appropriately titled book of short stories. Smoke and Mirrors is filled with short stories of dark wit and humor wrapped in illusion and fantasy.

No smoke and mirrors book list would be complete without Harry Houdini! Check out this graphic novel of his famous jump into the icy Charles River in Boston on May 1, 1908.

Doctor Who fans can attest that the doctor can be a bit of a trickster and nothing is really as it seems. Browse the library catalog for all things Doctor Who by clicking the photo below!

-Michael (CLP Hazelwood)

Sources: wikipedia.org, phrases.org.uk, nationalwhateverday.com

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