Top 5 Tuesday #34: My Sanity Savers

Top 5 Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by Shanah, the Bionic Book Worm.

This week’s topic:

Top 5 sanity savers — Things I’m enjoying while in isolation


I have more time for it. I even managed to get caught up on my reviews. I have a bunch coming out in the next couple days.


I have more time on my hands, so I was able to read my way out of a reading slump. I’m even doing better than I expected on the OWLs Magical Readathon.

Sims Freeplay

It’s the only video game I play, and I quite like it. It’s relaxing and takes my mind off the craziness in the world. I just build some houses, make up stories in my head, and try to tune out the depressing news reports and crazy conspiracy theories.

Family time

Since I’m stuck inside, I’m spending a lot more time with my family. Also, we had a recent death in the family (unrelated to corona), so that has caused us to reach out more to each other and call family members who are far away a bit more.

Organizing my books

Well, I’m attempting to. I started this past weekend and have managed to tidy my shelves a little. It’s very relaxing. I realized that I may have room for a few more 🙂 but I’m really at my limit though.

That’s it for me.
What’s your sanity saver?

29 thoughts on “Top 5 Tuesday #34: My Sanity Savers

  1. Catching up on all the other T5T posts, better late than never, eh?! 😉
    I’m glad Shanah is doing these topics this month, we all need some happy distractions at the moment. I’ve got bogging and reading on my list too, I’m enjoying all the extra reading time and love having my family home. I’m sorry to hear about your loss and I’m glad that you and your family are there (albeit by phone) to support each other. My eldest daughter loves playing Sims but she’s been on at me to buy a switch so that she can play Animal Crossing – perhaps Xmas 😉
    Stay safe & healthy. x

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    1. 🙂 Thanks Flora.
      I need to catch up on reading posts too. I was hoping to do so this weekend, but I’ve been busy. Animal Crossing is very popular now. I know a few folks who seem to like it a lot.
      Hope you and your fam are doing well.

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  2. I’m jealous! I’m stuck at home and find myself with less time to read and blog. I’m also acting as substitute teacher and working from home… my daughter is doing lots of arts and crafts and sketching.


    1. Totally understand what you mean. That’s how I felt too. Mine wasn’t too disorganize so it wasn’t bad but I dreaded it before starting.


  3. I loved seeing the Sims on your list. I didn’t even think about including them on mine. I’ve started playing the mobile version but it doesn’t quite live up to Freeplay.


      1. Freeplay”s definitely better, but if you”re going to try Mobile, there’s the option to keep the two games separate, so I suppose that works in its favour

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  4. I’ve tried to play some video games as well, but even working from home I don’t have time to do anything, lol. Mainly because we have so much more work now with all the financial impact. Lawyer Bar has also been organizing lots of online conferences that take up half of the working day. D:
    But this weekend will be a looking one! So I really hope I can play some more Neverwinter or even EverQuest II.

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