World Book Day 2023 ๐Ÿ“š

Hi guys! ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿผ

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 โค๏ธ๐Ÿ“š

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 โ™ก

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 โ™ก

What did you do for World Book Day?

What costume did you wear?

Until Next Time,

Roseanne ๐Ÿ™‚

What I’ve read so far… 2021 Edition ๐Ÿ“š

Hi Guys ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Half Term Diary ๐ŸŒž

Hi guys ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

Disclaimer: (Its a bit late, sorry!)

Another half term has been and gone! How are we already half way through 2021!?!

It was a fun half term and the first one with more restrictions lifted, so I thought I would share what I got up to.

Let’s take a look!


๐•‹๐•™๐•– ๐•—๐•š๐•ฃ๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐”น๐”นโ„š ๐• ๐•— ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•Š๐•ฆ๐•ž๐•ž๐•–๐•ฃ

Saturday 29th May 2021

๐”ฝ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ ๐•’๐•ฅ ๐•๐•š๐•ž๐•ž๐•ช’๐•ค ๐”ฝ๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ž

Sunday 30th May 2021

Fun at Jimmy’s farm with Tim, Noah, Cakes, Evie, Charlotte & Wes

โ„‚๐•’๐•—๐•–, โ„‚๐•’๐•œ๐•– & ๐”พ๐•’๐•ž๐•–๐•ค

Monday 31st May 2021

‘๐•„๐•– ๐•‹๐•š๐•ž๐•–’ ๐”ป๐•’๐•ช

Tuesday 1st June 2021

๐”ป๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•Ÿ๐•–๐•ฃ (๐•š๐•Ÿ ๐•’ ๐•ก๐• ๐••) ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•™ ๐•ž๐•ช ๐•—๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•Ÿ๐••๐•ค ๐•—๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ž ๐•จ๐• ๐•ฃ๐•œ

Wednesday 2nd June 2021

๐”ธ ๐••๐•’๐•ช ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•™ ๐•ฅ๐•™๐•– ๐•“๐• ๐•ช๐•ค ๐Ÿ’™ & ๐•Š๐•ฆ๐•ก๐•ฃ๐•š๐•ค๐•– ๐•“๐•š๐•ฃ๐•ฅ๐•™๐••๐•’๐•ช ๐••๐•ฃ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•œ๐•ค

Thursday 3rd June 2021

๐•€๐•”๐•– โ„‚๐•ฃ๐•–๐•’๐•ž ๐•Š๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐••๐•’๐•–๐•ค & โ„š๐•ฆ๐•š๐•ซ โ„•๐•š๐•˜๐•™๐•ฅ

Friday 4th June 2021

โ„™๐•š๐•”๐•œ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•ฆ๐•ก ๐•ž๐•ช ๐•—๐•š๐•ฃ๐•ค๐•ฅ ๐•”๐•’๐•ฃ

Saturday 5th June 2021

‘Ted’

๐”น๐•ฃ๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•”๐•™ ๐•จ๐•š๐•ฅ๐•™ ๐”ฝ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•Ÿ๐••๐•ค

Sunday 6th June 2021


How was your Half Term?

What did you get up to??

Until Next Time,

Roseanne ๐Ÿ™‚

Bookish Birthday Presents ๐Ÿ“š

Hi guys ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

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.



๐•‹๐•™๐•– ๐••๐•–๐•’๐•• ๐•—๐•’๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ๐•ค ๐•”๐•๐•ฆ๐•“ ๐•“๐•ช ๐•„๐•’๐•ฅ๐•ฅ โ„๐•’๐•š๐•˜

ษช แดกแด€๊œฑ แด‡xแด„ษชแด›แด‡แด… แด›แด ๊œฑแด‡แด‡ แด€ษดแดแด›สœแด‡ส€ ส™แดแดแด‹ ส™ส แดแด€แด›แด› สœแด€ษชษข แดษด แด›สœแด‡ ๊œฑสœแด‡สŸ๊œฐ, ษชษด แดส สŸแดแด„แด€สŸ ส™แดแดแด‹๊œฑแด›แดส€แด‡. แด›สœษช๊œฑ ษช๊œฑ แดษดแด‡ แด๊œฐ แด›สœแด‡ แดษดแด‡๊œฑ ษช แด˜ษชแด„แด‹แด‡แด… แดแดœแด› ๊œฐแดส€ แดส๊œฑแด‡สŸ๊œฐ, แด›สœแด€แด› แดส ๊œฑษช๊œฑแด›แด‡ส€ ษขแด€แด แด‡ แด›แด แดแด‡.

แด›สœษช๊œฑ ๊œฑแด›แดส€ส ๊œฑแดแดœษดแด…๊œฑ แด แด‡ส€ส ษชษดแด›แด‡ส€แด‡๊œฑแด›ษชษดษข แด€ษดแด… ษช แดกแด€๊œฑ ษชษด๊œฑแด›แด€ษดแด›สŸส ษชษดแด›ส€ษชษขแดœแด‡แด… ส™แด‡แด„แด€แดœ๊œฑแด‡ แด๊œฐ สœแดแดก แดแดœแด„สœ ษช แด‡ษดแดŠแดสแด‡แด… ‘แด›สœแด‡ แดษชแด…ษดษชษขสœแด› สŸษชส™ส€แด€ส€ส’.


๐•‹๐•™๐•– ๐•™๐•ฆ๐•Ÿ๐•ฅ๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•ก๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ฅ๐•ช ๐•“๐•ช ๐•ƒ๐•ฆ๐•”๐•ช ๐”ฝ๐• ๐•๐•–๐•ช

แด›สœษช๊œฑ แดกแด€๊œฑ แด›สœแด‡ แดแด›สœแด‡ส€ ส™แดแดแด‹ แด›สœแด€แด› ษช แด˜ษชแด„แด‹แด‡แด… แดแดœแด›. ษช ๊œฑแด€แดก แด›สœษช๊œฑ ส™แดแดแด‹ แด€สŸสŸ แดแด แด‡ส€ แด€ ๊œฐแด€แด„แด‡ส™แดแดแด‹ ส™แดแดแด‹ ษขส€แดแดœแด˜ แด›สœแด€แด› ษช แด€แด แด€ แด˜แด€ส€แด› แด๊œฐ แด€ษดแด… แด›สœแด‡ ส™สŸแดœส€ส™ สŸแด‡๊œฐแด› แดแด‡ ษชษดแด›ส€แดœษขแดœแด‡แด… แด›แดแด. ษช สŸแดแด แด‡ แด€ แดแดœส€แด…แด‡ส€ แดส๊œฑแด›แด‡ส€ส.


๐•‹๐• ๐•˜๐•–๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•“๐•ช โ„‚๐•™๐•ฃ๐•š๐•ค๐•ฅ๐•ž๐•’๐•ค ๐•“๐•ช ๐•‚๐•’๐•ฃ๐•–๐•Ÿ ๐•Š๐•จ๐•’๐•Ÿ

แดส ๊œฑษช๊œฑแด›แด‡ส€ แด„สœแด๊œฑแด‡ แด›สœษช๊œฑ ส™แดแดแด‹ ๊œฐแดส€ แดแด‡. ษชแด›๊œฑ แด€ สŸแดแด แด‡สŸส, สŸษชษขสœแด› สœแด‡แด€ส€แด›แด‡แด…, ส€แดแดแด€ษดแด›ษชแด„, ๊œฐแด‡๊œฑแด›ษชแด แด‡ ๊œฑแด›แดส€ส. ษช สŸแดแด แด‡ ส™แดแดแด‹๊œฑ สŸษชแด‹แด‡ แด›สœษช๊œฑ. ษช สœแด€แด แด‡ษด’แด› แด…แด‡แด„ษชแด…แด‡แด… แด๊œฐ ษช’แด ษขแดษชษดษข แด›แด ส€แด‡แด€แด… ษชแด› ๊œฑแดแดษด แดส€ แดกแด€ษชแด› แดœษดแด›ษชสŸ แด›สœแด‡ ๊œฐแด‡๊œฑแด›ษชแด แด‡ แด˜แด‡ส€ษชแดแด…!


๐•‹๐•™๐•– ๐•๐•š๐•–๐•ค ๐•ช๐• ๐•ฆ ๐•ฅ๐• ๐•๐•• ๐•“๐•ช โ„๐•’๐•ฃ๐•ฃ๐•š๐•–๐•ฅ ๐•‹๐•ช๐•”๐•–

‘๊œฑสœแดแด„แด‹ษชษดษข, แด…แด€ส€แด‹ แด€ษดแด… แด€แด…แด…ษชแด„แด›ษชแด แด‡.’ – ษช แด˜ษชแด„แด‹แด‡แด… แด›สœษช๊œฑ แดœแด˜, แดœ๊œฑษชษดษข แดส ส™ษชส€แด›สœแด…แด€ส แดแดษดแด‡ส, ๊œฐส€แดแด แดส สŸแดแด„แด€สŸ แด›แด‡๊œฑแด„แด แด‡xแด˜ส€แด‡๊œฑ๊œฑ (ษชแด›’๊œฑ แด…แด€ษดษขแด‡ส€แดแดœ๊œฑ แด›สœแด€แด› แด›สœแด‡ส ษดแดแดก ๊œฑแด‡สŸสŸ แด€ ๊œฑแดแด€สŸสŸ ๊œฑแด‡สŸแด‡แด„แด›ษชแดษด แด๊œฐ ส™แดแดแด‹๊œฑ!!) แด€๊œฑ ๊œฑแดแดษด แด€๊œฑ ษช ๊œฑแด€แดก แด›สœแด‡ แด€แดœแด›สœแดส€๊œฑ ษดแด€แดแด‡ ษช แดกแด€๊œฑ ษชษดแด›ส€ษชษขแดœแด‡แด… แด€๊œฑ ษช ส€แด‡แด€สŸสŸส แด‡ษดแดŠแดสแด‡แด… ‘ส™สŸแดแดแด… แดส€แด€ษดษขแด‡’.

แด›สœษช๊œฑ ษช๊œฑ แด€ แด›สœส€ษชสŸสŸแด‡ส€ แด€ษดแด… ษช’แด ษชษดแด›ส€ษชษขแดœแด‡แด… แด›แด ๊œฑแด‡แด‡ ษช๊œฐ ษชแด›๊œฑ แด€๊œฑ ษขส€ษชแด˜แด˜ษชษดษข แด€๊œฑ ‘ส™สŸแดแดแด… แดส€แด€ษดษขแด‡’. ษช แดŠแดœ๊œฑแด› สœแดแด˜แด‡ ษช สŸษชแด‹แด‡ แด›สœแด‡ แดแด€ษชษด แด„สœแด€ส€แด€แด„แด›แด‡ส€ แดแดส€แด‡ แด›สœษช๊œฑ แด›ษชแดแด‡!!


๐•†๐•ฅ๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ ๐•“๐•š๐•ฅ๐•ค:

๐”ธ๐•Ÿ๐•š๐•ž๐•’๐• โ„‚๐•ฃ๐• ๐•ค๐•ค๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•˜ ๐•„๐•š๐•Ÿ๐•š ๐•„๐•’๐•˜๐•Ÿ๐•–๐•ฅ๐•š๐•” ๐”น๐• ๐• ๐•œ๐•ž๐•’๐•ฃ๐•œ

แด›สœษช๊œฑ ษช๊œฑ ๊œฑแดœแด˜แด‡ส€ แด„แดœแด›แด‡. ษช ษขแดแด› แด›สœษช๊œฑ ๊œฐส€แดแด แดส ๊œฐส€ษชแด‡ษดแด… แดกสœแด ษช แด˜สŸแด€ส แด›สœแด‡ ษขแด€แดแด‡ แดกษชแด›สœ.

แด›สœษช๊œฑ ษช๊œฑ ษชแด…แด‡แด€สŸ แด€๊œฑ ษชแด›๊œฑ แดแด€ษขษดแด‡แด›ษชแด„ แด€ษดแด… แด„แด€ษด’แด› ๊œฐแด€สŸสŸ แดแดœแด›… แด˜แด‡ส€๊œฐแด‡แด„แด› แด€๊œฑ ษช แด„แด€ส€ส€ส แดส ส™แดแดแด‹ แด€สŸสŸ แด€ส€แดแดœษดแด… แดกษชแด›สœ แดแด‡.


๐”น๐• ๐• ๐•œ ๐•๐• ๐•ฆ๐•”๐•™๐•–๐•ฃ

แดส แดแด›สœแด‡ส€ สŸแดแด แด‡สŸส ๊œฐส€ษชแด‡ษดแด…๊œฑ ษขแดแด› แดแด‡ แด€ ส™แดแดแด‹ แด แดแดœแด„สœแด‡ส€!!! ๊œฑแด ษช แด„แด€ษด’แด› แดกแด€ษชแด› แด›แด ษขแด แด€ษดแด… ส™ส€แดแดก๊œฑแด‡ แด›สœแด‡ ๊œฑสœแด‡สŸแด แด‡๊œฑ, สœแด‡แด€แด แด‡ษด ๐Ÿ˜


๐—›๐—ฎ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜† ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ๐˜€๐—ฒ??

๐—”๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ณ ๐˜€๐—ผ, ๐˜„๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฑ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ??

Until Next Time,

Roseanne ๐Ÿ™‚

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 ๐Ÿ˜ฅ) 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

The Winter Garden: A Book Review โ„๐Ÿ“š

Hi Guys ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

A Book Haul: Xmas 2020 ๐Ÿ“š

Hi guys ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

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 ๐Ÿ˜ 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

My 2021 TBR List ๐Ÿ“š

Hi guys ๐Ÿ‘‹๐Ÿป

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

My 2020 Reading Challenge: The Fourth and Final Quarter ๐Ÿ“š


So, here it is! The final instalment of my 2020 reading challenge, and the final quarter…

October, November, December

Let’s have a look at what I have read during this quarter…

Books I’ve read:

The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.

Where the Crawdads sing by Delia Owen

The Kindness Club at Mapleberry Lane: A Summer Suprise by Helen Rolfe

The Kindness Club at Mapleberry Lane: An Autumn Promise by Helen Rolfe

Coming home to Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters

New beginnings at Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters

Hopeful hearts at Glendale Hall by Victoria Walters

The Christmas Killer by Alex Pine


The Midnight Library is one of my favourite books that I have read this year. Its fantastic and I have recommended it to so many people already.

It’s so thought provoking and interesting, but gripping too.

I can’t recommend it enough

Alot of these were a similar type of book this quarter, easy readers. These are some of my favourite types of books, cosy, romantic, lovely and easy to pick up and get through, so I was super pleased to discover the Glendale series in particular.

I didn’t get through as many of my festive reads as I would have liked but I have one more on the cards for January, I recieved it as a gift for Christmas, from my sister.

It’s called ‘Finding Love at the Christmas Market’ by Jo thomas.


I haven’t quite decided how my reading challenge will take shape this year yet… maybe I will continue with the quarterly updates or I may go back to a monthly update, either way, keep your eyes peeled for that!

What’s been your favourite book of 2020?

Until next time,

Roseanne ๐Ÿ™‚

My Reading Corner Makeover ๐ŸŒฟ ๐Ÿ“š๐ŸŒธ


I wanted to update my reading corner recently. I am happy with the theme and colour scheme, as it fits well into the lounge where it is….

… I did however, need more space!

As I mentioned on my Instagram (RoseannesBlog) page, me and my husband recently went to Ikea and there is where I found my new bookcase! As well as a few other little bits to finish off the area


So, let’s take a look!


The new addition to my bookcase is the slim one nearest the wall. This is the Billy Bookcase from Ikea.

This bookcase is from the Billy Bookcase range and is just like my original case (also a Billy), but it works really well as a little case for a small space, or a add on to create a little extra space.

This was perfect for the space that I have for my reading corner.

I can’t wait to fill up my new shelves properly.


Here are some of the little bits that I’ve bought to add to the area.

I bought some plants to decorate the shelves, a cute pink lamp for my desk and a new swivel desk chair.


I’m really happy with the extra book space thats been created, without ruining the area that I have already prepared.

Its still super cosy too…even more so! And I can’t wait to enjoy my books in this area.

What do you think?

Until Next Time,

Roseanne ๐Ÿ™‚