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…
We’ve all been there. A wet weekend. There’s nothing that makes Joanie HQ want to snuggle up more than a rainy day. Grab an extra-large hot chocolate and enjoy some of our favourite rainy-day autumn films.
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!
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. […]
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!
We’ve teamed up with our pals at JUNIQE to bring you a selection of artistic and stylish goodies.
For the first (ever) edition of Joanie’s Open Book-Club. We take a look at what Joanie HQ has been reading this summer. First up, The Girl’s (Emma Cline).
We all need to escape from time to time, and what better way than into a good book: especially a classic! As much as we love to delve into the latest thriller on Waterstone’s shelf, it’s always relaxing to read our favourite novels.
Earlier this year, the Old Hollywood magic of La La Land had our toes tapping and faces beaming! Many of us left the theatres humming along to our favourite tunes and endlessly discussed Ryan Gosling’s… dancing.
As the summer rain tumbles down here in Blighty we thought we’d share our favourite sun-filled films, if you can’t get the real thing- why not enjoy a summer film night instead? From the old greats to the new Hollywood box office hits our summer film night will take you on an adventure of laughter, dance […]