Cocktail Recipe: How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte Martini

Cocktail Recipe: How to Make a Pumpkin Spice Latte Martini

Fancy making a truly autumnal cocktail this October? The Pumpkin Spice Latte Martini has become a signature cocktail recipe of mine and one to bring out each year! A delicious seasonal twist on everyone's favourite Espresso Martini. Read on PSL fans and find out how to make it!

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Friday 13th surprising superstitions

Friday 13th surprising superstitions

Many of us fear Friday the 13th associating it with bad luck and evil happenings. There is a term for the fear of the number 13 and a fear of Friday the 13th, ‘paraskevidekatriaphobia’ - try saying that after a cocktail!  Here are a few superstitions and their surprising origins…

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Joanie's Open Book-Club X His Dark Materials

Joanie's Open Book-Club X His Dark Materials

His Dark Materials is an epic trilogy of fantasy novels consisting of Northern Lights (1995), The Subtle Knife (1997), and The Amber Spyglass (2000).  It's full of adventure, wonder and a little hint of nostalgia. We welcome this trilogy to the book club with open arms!

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Interview with Author Jenny Zhang

Interview with Author Jenny Zhang

Sour Heart is a debut collection of short stories, published by the talented Jenny Zhang. Joanie HQ were delighted to be invited to An Evening with Jenny Zhang at Waterstones in celebration of this collection. At the event we were able to drag Jenny away from her busy schedule and ask her a few little questions. Read on to find out more about the collection and Jenny herself.

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Joanie's Open Book-Club X Uprooted

Joanie's Open Book-Club X Uprooted

Welcome to Joanie's Open Book-Club @booksandcats! Kat is recommending Uprooted to the club this week. Uprooted (2015) is a high fantasy novel written by Naomi Novik. The book is standalone, unlike Novik's other fantasy series. Ellen DeGeneres is set to produce the film adaptation sometime in the future! Read on to find out what Kat thought...

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Book, Bonnets and Brontë

Book, Bonnets and Brontë

The Brontë sisters are firm members of our book club. For a host of reasons, but mainly because they produced such forward-thinking statements about a woman's role in society and indispensable life advice about love, marriage and friendship, from such an isolated and recluse space! In celebration, we're giving away a selection of Brontë books!

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A Cup of Tea with Joanie and... Kiran Millwood Hargrave

A Cup of Tea with Joanie and... Kiran Millwood Hargrave

Describe your current job... I'm a poet and author of children's books, including the award-winning The Girl of Ink & Stars, and The Island at the End of Everything. Explain a typical day... I usually wake up between 7.30am and 8.30am, depending on how insistent our cat, Luna, is for breakfast. She's a rescue who was in very bad shape...

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