World Book Day 2023 📚

Hi guys! 👋🏼

Today is World Book Day. I mean everyday is Book Day for me haha.

As I work in a Primary School Setting I do love this Day simply for sharing stories and excitement around books.

Plus, it’s good fun to make a costume and dress up. My favourite part is reading to the children throughout the day though.


What could you do this World Book Day?

Get crafty and make a bookmark for you and or the kids.

Just enjoy a bit of quiet reading time with a new book or a favourite of yours…

Read to the kids! This is my favourite part of world book day at work ❤️📚

Try something new? A new type of book, a new genre. I have recently been enjoying the Heartstopper Graphic Novels which is not a book format that I usually read.

Read your favourite book ♡

Unfortunately I won’t have time today but, going to a local bookshop and treating yourself to a new book would also be an awesome way to spend it too. Especially if the kids have their book token too!


This year I have reused my Stick Man costume as I put alot of effort into making this last year so I thought I would get one more year out of it!


Whatever you do, I hope you have been able to enjoy a book and share that joy with somebody…theres nothing better ♡

What did you do for World Book Day?

What costume did you wear?

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

Blogmas Day Eighteen: My Christmassy Reading corner 🎄

Hi guys 👋🏻

ONE WEEK UNTIL CHRISTMAS!!


I like to decorate and make my reading corner nice and cosy.

Let’s take a look!

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

Blogmas Day Twelve: My Christmas Bookcase 📚

Hi guys 👋🏻

13 days to go!

Last year, since I moved and ‘upgraded’ shall we say, my reading corner. Thanks to the pandemic I made more use of it and had more time.

Last year I found some cool pictures where people had made snowmen and reindeers using their books and bookcases.

Here is last years efforts…

This year I made a whole christmas tree, the length of my bookcase. This one was alot harder but it was fun to give it a go!

What do you think?

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

What I’ve read so far… 2021 Edition 📚

Hi Guys 👋🏻

I thought I would do a halfway through the year, book update!

Every year I have done a reading challenge of sorts, and this year, instead of monthly or quarterly updates I thought I would do two Six month updates.

So, here is my first reading update of 2021, January – June.


[Disclaimer: I’m not that fast a reader sometimes, it comes in fits and spurts, and I’ve had lots of revision to do, so its not as long a list as I’d like]


January – June 2021

The Winter Garden By Heidi Swain

The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning By Chris Colfer

Because of You By Dawn French

The Lido By Libby Page

Push by Ashley Audrain

The Holiday by T.M Logan

A Taste of Home by Heidi Swain

Only Time Will Tell By Jeffrey Archer

The Sins of the Father By Jeffrey Archer

Until Next Weekend By Rachel Marks

The Dead Fathers Club By Matt Haig

Saving the Day By Katie Fforde

The Motive By Khurrum Rahman

Best Kept Secret By Jeffrey Archer

My favourites so far are, of course the Heidi Swain novels ‘The Winter Garden’ & ‘A Taste of Home’ as well as ‘Until Next Weekend’ ‘Push’ & ‘The Holiday’ which I could not put down. I love that feeling.

The suprise was the Harry Clifton series by Jeffrey Archer, the perfect example of not judging a book by its cover.

Have you read any of these books??

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

Bookish Birthday Presents 📚

Hi guys 👋🏻

I though I would share my little book themed birthday presents from a few weeks ago.

Two of the books I picked put myself and the rest was a suprise!

Lets take a look.



𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕕𝕖𝕒𝕕 𝕗𝕒𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕤 𝕔𝕝𝕦𝕓 𝕓𝕪 𝕄𝕒𝕥𝕥 ℍ𝕒𝕚𝕘

ɪ ᴡᴀꜱ ᴇxᴄɪᴛᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ꜱᴇᴇ ᴀɴᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ʙᴏᴏᴋ ʙʏ ᴍᴀᴛᴛ ʜᴀɪɢ ᴏɴ ᴛʜᴇ ꜱʜᴇʟꜰ, ɪɴ ᴍʏ ʟᴏᴄᴀʟ ʙᴏᴏᴋꜱᴛᴏʀᴇ. ᴛʜɪꜱ ɪꜱ ᴏɴᴇ ᴏꜰ ᴛʜᴇ ᴏɴᴇꜱ ɪ ᴘɪᴄᴋᴇᴅ ᴏᴜᴛ ꜰᴏʀ ᴍʏꜱᴇʟꜰ, ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴍʏ ꜱɪꜱᴛᴇʀ ɢᴀᴠᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴍᴇ.

ᴛʜɪꜱ ꜱᴛᴏʀʏ ꜱᴏᴜɴᴅꜱ ᴠᴇʀʏ ɪɴᴛᴇʀᴇꜱᴛɪɴɢ ᴀɴᴅ ɪ ᴡᴀꜱ ɪɴꜱᴛᴀɴᴛʟʏ ɪɴᴛʀɪɢᴜᴇᴅ ʙᴇᴄᴀᴜꜱᴇ ᴏꜰ ʜᴏᴡ ᴍᴜᴄʜ ɪ ᴇɴᴊᴏʏᴇᴅ ‘ᴛʜᴇ ᴍɪᴅɴɪɢʜᴛ ʟɪʙʀᴀʀʏ’.


𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕙𝕦𝕟𝕥𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕡𝕒𝕣𝕥𝕪 𝕓𝕪 𝕃𝕦𝕔𝕪 𝔽𝕠𝕝𝕖𝕪

ᴛʜɪꜱ ᴡᴀꜱ ᴛʜᴇ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ʙᴏᴏᴋ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɪ ᴘɪᴄᴋᴇᴅ ᴏᴜᴛ. ɪ ꜱᴀᴡ ᴛʜɪꜱ ʙᴏᴏᴋ ᴀʟʟ ᴏᴠᴇʀ ᴀ ꜰᴀᴄᴇʙᴏᴏᴋ ʙᴏᴏᴋ ɢʀᴏᴜᴘ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ɪ ᴀᴍ ᴀ ᴘᴀʀᴛ ᴏꜰ ᴀɴᴅ ᴛʜᴇ ʙʟᴜʀʙ ʟᴇꜰᴛ ᴍᴇ ɪɴᴛʀᴜɢᴜᴇᴅ ᴛᴏᴏ. ɪ ʟᴏᴠᴇ ᴀ ᴍᴜʀᴅᴇʀ ᴍʏꜱᴛᴇʀʏ.


𝕋𝕠𝕘𝕖𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕓𝕪 ℂ𝕙𝕣𝕚𝕤𝕥𝕞𝕒𝕤 𝕓𝕪 𝕂𝕒𝕣𝕖𝕟 𝕊𝕨𝕒𝕟

ᴍʏ ꜱɪꜱᴛᴇʀ ᴄʜᴏꜱᴇ ᴛʜɪꜱ ʙᴏᴏᴋ ꜰᴏʀ ᴍᴇ. ɪᴛꜱ ᴀ ʟᴏᴠᴇʟʏ, ʟɪɢʜᴛ ʜᴇᴀʀᴛᴇᴅ, ʀᴏᴍᴀɴᴛɪᴄ, ꜰᴇꜱᴛɪᴠᴇ ꜱᴛᴏʀʏ. ɪ ʟᴏᴠᴇ ʙᴏᴏᴋꜱ ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴛʜɪꜱ. ɪ ʜᴀᴠᴇɴ’ᴛ ᴅᴇᴄɪᴅᴇᴅ ᴏꜰ ɪ’ᴍ ɢᴏɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ ʀᴇᴀᴅ ɪᴛ ꜱᴏᴏɴ ᴏʀ ᴡᴀɪᴛ ᴜɴᴛɪʟ ᴛʜᴇ ꜰᴇꜱᴛɪᴠᴇ ᴘᴇʀɪᴏᴅ!


𝕋𝕙𝕖 𝕝𝕚𝕖𝕤 𝕪𝕠𝕦 𝕥𝕠𝕝𝕕 𝕓𝕪 ℍ𝕒𝕣𝕣𝕚𝕖𝕥 𝕋𝕪𝕔𝕖

‘ꜱʜᴏᴄᴋɪɴɢ, ᴅᴀʀᴋ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀᴅᴅɪᴄᴛɪᴠᴇ.’ – ɪ ᴘɪᴄᴋᴇᴅ ᴛʜɪꜱ ᴜᴘ, ᴜꜱɪɴɢ ᴍʏ ʙɪʀᴛʜᴅᴀʏ ᴍᴏɴᴇʏ, ꜰʀᴏᴍ ᴍʏ ʟᴏᴄᴀʟ ᴛᴇꜱᴄᴏ ᴇxᴘʀᴇꜱꜱ (ɪᴛ’ꜱ ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀᴏᴜꜱ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ᴛʜᴇʏ ɴᴏᴡ ꜱᴇʟʟ ᴀ ꜱᴍᴀʟʟ ꜱᴇʟᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏꜰ ʙᴏᴏᴋꜱ!!) ᴀꜱ ꜱᴏᴏɴ ᴀꜱ ɪ ꜱᴀᴡ ᴛʜᴇ ᴀᴜᴛʜᴏʀꜱ ɴᴀᴍᴇ ɪ ᴡᴀꜱ ɪɴᴛʀɪɢᴜᴇᴅ ᴀꜱ ɪ ʀᴇᴀʟʟʏ ᴇɴᴊᴏʏᴇᴅ ‘ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ ᴏʀᴀɴɢᴇ’.

ᴛʜɪꜱ ɪꜱ ᴀ ᴛʜʀɪʟʟᴇʀ ᴀɴᴅ ɪ’ᴍ ɪɴᴛʀɪɢᴜᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ꜱᴇᴇ ɪꜰ ɪᴛꜱ ᴀꜱ ɢʀɪᴘᴘɪɴɢ ᴀꜱ ‘ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ ᴏʀᴀɴɢᴇ’. ɪ ᴊᴜꜱᴛ ʜᴏᴘᴇ ɪ ʟɪᴋᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ᴍᴀɪɴ ᴄʜᴀʀᴀᴄᴛᴇʀ ᴍᴏʀᴇ ᴛʜɪꜱ ᴛɪᴍᴇ!!


𝕆𝕥𝕙𝕖𝕣 𝕓𝕚𝕥𝕤:

𝔸𝕟𝕚𝕞𝕒𝕝 ℂ𝕣𝕠𝕤𝕤𝕚𝕟𝕘 𝕄𝕚𝕟𝕚 𝕄𝕒𝕘𝕟𝕖𝕥𝕚𝕔 𝔹𝕠𝕠𝕜𝕞𝕒𝕣𝕜

ᴛʜɪꜱ ɪꜱ ꜱᴜᴘᴇʀ ᴄᴜᴛᴇ. ɪ ɢᴏᴛ ᴛʜɪꜱ ꜰʀᴏᴍ ᴍʏ ꜰʀɪᴇɴᴅ ᴡʜᴏ ɪ ᴘʟᴀʏ ᴛʜᴇ ɢᴀᴍᴇ ᴡɪᴛʜ.

ᴛʜɪꜱ ɪꜱ ɪᴅᴇᴀʟ ᴀꜱ ɪᴛꜱ ᴍᴀɢɴᴇᴛɪᴄ ᴀɴᴅ ᴄᴀɴ’ᴛ ꜰᴀʟʟ ᴏᴜᴛ… ᴘᴇʀꜰᴇᴄᴛ ᴀꜱ ɪ ᴄᴀʀʀʏ ᴍʏ ʙᴏᴏᴋ ᴀʟʟ ᴀʀᴏᴜɴᴅ ᴡɪᴛʜ ᴍᴇ.


𝔹𝕠𝕠𝕜 𝕍𝕠𝕦𝕔𝕙𝕖𝕣

ᴍʏ ᴏᴛʜᴇʀ ʟᴏᴠᴇʟʏ ꜰʀɪᴇɴᴅꜱ ɢᴏᴛ ᴍᴇ ᴀ ʙᴏᴏᴋ ᴠᴏᴜᴄʜᴇʀ!!! ꜱᴏ ɪ ᴄᴀɴ’ᴛ ᴡᴀɪᴛ ᴛᴏ ɢᴏ ᴀɴᴅ ʙʀᴏᴡꜱᴇ ᴛʜᴇ ꜱʜᴇʟᴠᴇꜱ, ʜᴇᴀᴠᴇɴ 😍


𝗛𝗮𝘃𝗲 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝗿𝗲𝗮𝗱 𝗮𝗻𝘆 𝗼𝗳 𝘁𝗵𝗲𝘀𝗲??

𝗔𝗻𝗱 𝗶𝗳 𝘀𝗼, 𝘄𝗵𝗮𝘁 𝗱𝗶𝗱 𝘆𝗼𝘂 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝗻𝗸??

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

🌸 Books: April Throwback 🌸📚☀️

Hi guys 👋🏻


Christmas, Spring/Summer are my favourite times of year to read and as I was enjoying my book this afternoon it got me thinking about this time last year…

April 2020 was a both a confusing and enlightening time for me (It sounds strange I know, stick with me)

Lockdown was fully in swing at this point, Pandemic – WHATTTT, very confusing! But, amongst the madness of Lockdown, for the first time in probably 11 years I had time… time to do the things I enjoyed, unapologetically, emphatically and with a new found appreciation for them.

And with this feeling and freedom in place I got such a heightened enjoyment from the novels I was reading. It of course helped that they were bloody brilliant books… so, lets take a walk down memory lane…

🌸

April. This seems to be a good month for me in terms of discovering new books, especially ones that turn into firm favourites, that I always recommend when someones asks me; ‘Do you know of any good books?’

🌸

In the midst of the OG Lockdown…

I read ‘The Silent Patient’ in a day I was so enraptured by it, gripped to the last page…

We also had another Heidi Swain release, which always makes a month amazing (& this sunny seaside stay is one of my faves of hers) ‘The Seaside Escape’

…and I found another firm fave and cosy number in ‘The Flat share’ which has lead me to many brilliant books by Beth O’Leary as a result.



Fast forward to today…. & I’m thoroughly enjoying ‘The Lido’ by Libby Page. Its a cosy, feel good book that restores your faith in community, friendships (unconventional & not) and yourself along the way.



I’m so invested in this story, its endearing characters and community that I know I’ll be sad when it ends and we aren’t spending our time together anymore (if you know, you know!)

I want to see how it all plays out but I don’t want to say goodbye.

You know you’ve got a good’un when thats the case.


I’m super looking forward to the end of the month as I have a few Preorders coming my way and I’m SO EXCITED!!

They are:
~A Taste of Home by Heidi Swain
~The Road Trip by Beth O’Leary
~Until Next Weekend by Rachel Marks

(& a new Sarah Morgan book at the end of May 🙌🏻🙌🏻)


All we need is for this sunshine to stay, Covid to be kept at bay and a nice cold drink to sip as we enjoy these brilliant books!

📚 Happy Reading 📚

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

World Book Day 2021!

World Book Day snuck in just in time, before the first Lockdown last year, this year wasn’t to be… so, how does your lockdown World Book Day look??

It’s such a shame that we haven’t been able to fully immerse ourselves, as we usually would, at work but it was lovely seeing all the children sharing books, picking them out, listening to stories and writing.

I love watching children enjoying and getting involved with reading a book, it is one of my favourite parts of my job!

So, that was part of my lockdown World Book Day.

I’ve also been sharing a few of my book favourites over on my blogs Instagram (Roseannes Blog)

I also took the opportunity (via Skype 😥) to read my nephews a few stories for World Book Day

We read ‘I need a new bum’ and ‘The Dinosaur that pooped the past’ some silly & fun books!!

And of course I’m going to make sure that I do one of my most favourite things tonight… cosy down with a good book and just relax and enjoy it.

Whatever you are doing, I really hope that you are getting a moment to read a page or two of a book and you are able to forget about anything else that is happening, just for a moment, whilst you do.

Happy World Book Day Everybody!

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

The Winter Garden: A Book Review ❄📚

Hi Guys 👋🏻

It’s time for another book review.

I want to start doing more of these this year and I think I might try and do a review, on a book I have read, at the end of each month.

So, here is January’s edition and it’s a great start.


Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

A Book Haul: Xmas 2020 📚

Hi guys 👋🏻

So, this is my last post with the word Christmas in, honest!

Here is my book haul. I was very lucky to receive quite a few lovely books for Christmas this year, my ideal gift, so I thought I would share them with you.

It’s quite a mixed bag so let’s take a look…

  • Ant and Dec Once Upon a Tyne

I LOVE Ant & Dec, they are my absolute faves so I was super excited to receive this. This one I requested, so I hoped it was on it’s way. It’s really funny so far.

  • Finding Love at the Christmas Market by Jo Thomas

I had seen this one advertised and heard alot of great things (plus I love a cute, warm, festive story) so I was pleasantly suprised when my sister got me this. I’ve finished it and it was as lovely and heart warming as I’d have hoped. Perfect for Christmas & Blue January!

  • ‘Still Friends’ 25 Years of the TV show that defined an era. By Saul Austerlitz

I can’t wait to start reading this. F.R.I.E.N.D.S is my ultimate fave TV show and my lovely friend bought me this for Christmas, knowing I love both books & friends. Definatly onto a winner with this one.

  • Collectors editions of: Peter Pan By J M Barrie, A Christmas Carol By Charles Dickens & The Railway Children by E Nesbit

I discovered these in my local indie bookshop. They are absolutely beautiful. The covers are amazing 😍 I have wanted to add some classics to my collection for a while so I picked these out and my Mum and Dad gave them to me for Christmas.

  • I also got two illustrated Harry Potter books; ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire’ illustrated edition & ‘Quidditch through the ages’ illustrated edition

If you’ve followed me for a while you’ll know that I’m a MASSIVE!!! Harry Potter fan, so I was super excited to add these to my collection. I had asked for the illustrated ‘Goblet of Fire’ but I wasn’t expecting the ‘Quidditch through the ages’ illustrated version… IT LOOKS AMAZING.


Did you get some books for Christmas?? How are they??

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂

My 2021 TBR List 📚

Hi guys 👋🏻

2021 is here and of course that means a fresh start to the reading for the year.

I still have one more festive book to read, that I was gifted for Christmas, ‘Finding Love at the Christmas Market’ By Jo Thomas.

This is the first book I’ve started in 2021.

I’ve complied a list of my TBR (to be read) books for the coming year… it’s quite a mixture but I like that!! I can’t wait to get stuck in.

  • The Winter Garden by Heidi Swain
  • Thirteen by Steve Cavanagh
  • Queenie by Candice Carty-Williams
  • The Silkworm by Robert Galbraith
  • Normal people by Sally Rooney
  • The Holiday by T.M Logan
  • An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
  • Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman
  • Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls
  • Girl, Other Women by Bernardine Evaristo
  • Dear NHS by Adam Kay
  • The Land of Stories: A Grimm Warning by Chris Colfer
  • My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite
  • The Lido by Libby Page
  • Once Upon a Tyne by Ant & Dec

Which books are on your ‘To be read list’ ??

Until Next Time,

Roseanne 🙂