10 Quarantine Hobbies: Top Ten Tuesday


Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme by The Artsy Reader. This week’s topic is Non-Bookish Hobbies. Reading is definitely my number one hobby, so this list was a little hard for me. I can’t wait to read what everyone else gets up to while they’re not reading!

  • Spin classes! I used to attend and in person spin class from time to time, but after quarantine started I decided to take the plunge and buy a Peloton to keep sane.
  • Programming. This is kind of a hobby but also what I do professionally. If anyone else does, please let me know. I’d love to meet more folks in STEM
  • Making espresso – this might sound silly, but I’ve been learning how to make proper coffee and espresso and latte art!
  • Puzzles – I love a good jigsaw, so I’ve been doing plenty of those lately!
  • Gardening – this summer I grew tomatoes, jalapeños, bell peppers, basil, mint and more!
  • Cooking – I’ve been trying to do less take out and more cooking. I’ve bought plenty of cookbooks, but I’m always looking for new recipes. Let me know if you have one you’d recommend
  • Photography. I’ve slowly been investing in photography equipment and have been practicing mostly over on my bookstagram (please check out my account here: @burstingbookhself)
  • My dog. Does that count? He’s pretty great and we hang out a lot.
  • Attempting to finish Netflix. I have watched so, so much. If you’re looking for an excellent show, check out Challenger: The Final Flight
  • Writing. I’ve recently started to write a bit. I’m not sure if it’ll go anywhere, but it’s been fun

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  1. Great list! I’ve always wanted to give spin classes a go; I used to go trampolining before lockdown and I really miss it. It’s so cool that you managed to grow so much in your own garden this year!

  2. As someone who can’t even properly brew a decent pot of coffee, I think making espresso totally counts as a hobby!! (I do okay with the Keurig cups, thank goodness… Hard to mess those up.)

    I also love cooking, and listed it as a hobby on my post! I really love Korean food, and Maangchi’s blog is amazing for instructions on making great, authentic Korean recipes.

  3. Dogs definitely count! I’ve noticed that a lot of readers also like puzzles. I enjoyed the programming classes I took twenty years ago, but I can’t imagine how much it has changed!

  4. I’d say your dog 100% counts. Also, we did a lot of puzzles early on in quarantine but then that died as time went on.

  5. Attempting to finish Netflix is such a time consuming hobby. The amount of unfinished series I have to catch up on is staggering. I love a good espresso, so I will happily volunteer to be one of your taste testers. 😉

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