We caught up with blogger, podcaster and author of 'No Big Deal' - the multi-talented, Bethany Rutter for an inspiring interview. In our interview with Bethany Rutter, she shares her reasons behind starting her blog and tells us more about her latest book. We also have a signed copy of No Big Deal to give away to one lucky Joanie gal, plus you can win your favourite piece from the new Joanie collection!
Check out our exclusive interview with Lucy Powrie, a 19 year old vlogger and already an influential young author too! Lucy's book-focused YouTube channel lucythereader is a great place to get book-related inspiration. She's a young ambassador for the Bronte Society, and is the founder of weekly Twitter book event, #UKYA chat that connects readers from across the world. Not only that, but she has created an absolutely brilliant new book series, which kicks off with The Paper & Hearts Society!
To celebrate the launch of our new French-girl inspired styles, we’ve created a guide to our favourite literary spots in Paris. Make like Owen Wilson in Midnight in Paris and rendezvous along the Seine with the icons of the City of Lights! Read on for our Booklover's Guide to Paris!
As much as I appreciate the warmer months, Autumn and Winter is my favourite time of year; I love the cosiness and warmth of big jumpers and gingerbread lattes. But the best part of these colder months has to be wrapping myself up in a fluffy blanket on the sofa with a good book! So here’s a list of some of the books I recommend for the Autumn and Winter seasons.
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!
Welcome Cat Haines, otherwise known as @ladylawstudent to Joanie's Open Book Club! We're discussing Cat's recommendation The Book of Lost Things this week: it's a wonderful dark fairy tale - definitely a fairy tale for adults!
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!
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...
We're very excited to welcome our first author to Joanie's Open Book-Club. Samantha Shannon, author of international bestseller The Bone Season first in a series of seven books about clairvoyants in the future. Deciding your favourite book can be a challenge, but Samantha has given it a go!