My 2020 Reading Challenge: The First Quarter 📚

Hi Guys!

So, here is the first quarter of my Reading Challenge. Three months down. I have to say I didn’t think I would writing this post in ‘Lockdown’ during a global Pandemic, this is just insane.Maybe I’ll get a few more books read whilst this is going on?! Its such a crazy, scary time so its nice to be able to ‘escape’.I thought this picture was very apt.


So, what have I read…

Last Light: The Lucy Harwin series Book 3 by Helen Phifer

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by JK Rowling (Halfway, but I’ll leave it on the list as its a biggun’)

The Secret Santa by Trish Harnetiaux

Struck by Lightening: The Carson Phillip’s Journals by Chris Colfer

I’ll Take New York by Miranda Dickinson

Stranger Than Fan Fiction by Chris Colfer

I have really enjoyed all of these books, especially ‘I’ll take New York’. Chris Colfer, who you may know from Glee, is a brilliant writer, his books are so well written, so easy to read and hilarious, which is why I’ve read two of them during this period. Well worth checking out.

I have bought a few new books to get me through the Isolation… my next book is called ‘The Silent Patient’ by Alex Michaelides.

I recommended this to a friend and she has already fisihed it. It even made her gasp with suprise (don’t you just love it when a book does that!?) So, Im looking forward to getting stuck into that.

Any recommendations are always welcome!

Until Next Time,

Stay safe everybody and stay at home!

Roseanne 🙂

Staying calm… 🧘🏼‍♀️

During this crazy time it’s so important to do what you can to stay calm, and this is so individual to you. Don’t worry what everybody else is doing.

& what a great opportunity to work on you, give yourself a bit of time. Give your home a bit of time, your kids some extra time… when does life every give us extra time!?

It may he scary but focus on what this time away, this distance could do for us and our families.

And just think how amazing all those little things we take for granted, will be when we can do them again!!

Maybe it will give us some perspective maybe we will enjoy all those mundane things a little bit more.

& remember to be kind to each other, help out where you can and spread some positivity during what is a very scary time, something we havnt (& hopefully never will again) experience in our life time.

🌈 Social Distancing 🌈

☆Keep busy, work if you can ✏

♡Read a book 📚

☆Binge Netflix/Iplayer 🖥

♡Exercise 💪🏻

☆Self care, nails, a nice hand cream, face mask, bath bomb 🧖🏼‍♀️

♡Journal 📕

☆Listen to a Podcast 🎧

♡De-Clutter 🧹

☆Write a letter 📄

♡Board games/Card games 🎲

☆DIY 🔨

♡Mindfulness Colouring 🖍

☆Yoga 🧘🏼‍♀️

♡Snacks! 🍫

☆Face time 📱


Here if you need anything guys 👋🏻

Until next time,

Roseanne 🙂

World Book Day 📚

As a child I always loved reading, but steadily, over the years it has grown to be my most favourite of hobbies.

And there is most definitly one book that I can attribute alot of that joy to…

As J.K Rowling so eloquently put it; ‘I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.’

Never has a story, characters, A LOCATION (because we all wanna be at Hogwarts, let’s be real) captured my imagine like the ones in Harry Potter.

…It’s the comfort of something you know so well… a constant, magical source of enjoyment, imagination, comfort and belonging that sometimes you can only get from immersing yourself in a wonderful story.

So, thanks J.K 👍🏻

& just remember; ‘The stories we love best do live in us forever, so whether you come back by page or by the big screen, Hogwarts will always be there to welcome you home.’ ⚡❤📚

So, if you havn’t recently, pick up a good book, go to your local library, start that one you’ve been meaning to for a while, read that childrens book they’ve asked you to read 100 times because you never know, it might just change your/their life… and if it doesnt you’ll still have a lovely time in the process.

Until next time,

Roseanne ⚡