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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