We’re in unprecedented times, every single one of us.
Here in the UK there have been rumours of a lockdown in the coming days; some of you may already be in self-isolation. Across the world we’ve already seen the devastation caused, but let’s not forget – many people and nations HAVE recovered and are getting through this. An official lockdown is unlikely and isn’t something to fear. Just try to stay calm and be reassured that lockdown doesn’t mean, ‘you will be stopped from leaving your house at all,’ it actually alludes to the precaution of leaving your home unless it’s essential.
It’s important to remember that to get through this we need to stick together and push on. Respect the advice we’re being given and respect each other.
Being on lockdown isn’t a punishment, it’s an opportunity to slow the spread of the disease and protect vulnerable people. You don’t need to panic. Try to stay calm.
Stay safe, be careful and respect each other.
How will you pass the time in self-isolation?
We’re all in the same boat here. There’s TV and films we can watch, but for how long before filming is suspended or there’s no one to operate the schedule.
But one thing that will last, books!
Here’s a retweet of mine recently that got me thinking:
— T. J. Blake (@TJBlake93) March 14, 2020
Books are a great way to pass the time. They’re also a nice way to detach yourself from your surroundings. That’s the key to this – ensure you aren’t stressing about the after effect of the Coronavirus (our economy and way of life), and to entertain yourself whilst keeping yourself and those around you safe.
By reading, you will have thousands, if not millions, of books available to you.
Money is tight for all of us I’m sure in light of Covid-19. But books are affordable, particularly eBooks.
I want to help
You may know or not, but I’ve written some books. you can see those books here: https://www.amazon.co.uk/T-J-Blake/e/B00C2TFFJ8/
This isn’t a sales pitch, but if you enjoy psychological thrillers then do take a look at my novels. I will be trying to make them available for free – to give you guys something to do whilst in isolation.
Also, I have been trawling back through previous book reviews. You can see some of my 3+* star reviews of books I’ve read previously – my recommendations for you below:
Top rated books I’ve read recently
Have you got a book recommendation?
Then please do comment on this blog below. Hopefully we can put together a great list of books for us all to read.