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Crafter's Guide to Multi-tasking


As we start 2016 you may have made some crafty project goals for yourself. I have many projects I didn’t finish last year that I have carried over and am determined to finish this year. One is a pair of mittens I knitted last January and just need to finish a thumb on one of them. I’ve still been wearing them, but I’d really like to have two warm thumbs this year!

As an avid reader and librarian I also have a reading goal this year.  I find that listening to audiobooks help me keep up with both! I’m always a fan of multitasking while I’m crafting, but I usually feel better about myself if I am listening to a book instead of binge watching my newest TV show obsession on Netflix. Here are some excellent audiobooks to help you meet your crafting and reading goals this year:


The Girl with all the Gifts by M. R. Carey

A zombie book that is unlike any others out there. It isn’t just about shock and gore. It leaves you thinking about what it really means to be human. Available on CD and eAudiobook.

The Martian by Andy Weir

After an accident leaves Mark Whatney stranded on Mars he must use his resourcefulness and a lot of potatoes to stay survive and find a way to make contact back to Earth in order to get rescued. R.C. Bray narrates the book and perfectly captures Whatney’s humor and attitude. Available on CD.

As You Wish: Inconceivable Tales from the Making of The Princess Bride by Cary Elwes

One of those very specific but awesome memoirs, as the title says it is about the making of the cult-classic movie The Princess Bride. If you haven’t seen the Princess Bride you should check out the movie and watch it while you craft before you listen to this book. It is narrated by the author and has appearances by many of the other people that played a part in making the movie. Available on CD.

Yes Please by Amy Poehler

A collection of stories and advice, sometimes funny and sometimes serious with many guest appearances by her friends from SNL. Available on CD and Playaway.

Attachments by Rainbow Rowell

It took me awhile to pick which Rainbow Rowell book to list because I love them all, but I like that this one is a romantic comedy. It’s about Lincoln, an IT guy who monitors workplace e-mails and begins to fall for one of the e-mail abusers, Beth. I have found all of Rainbow Rowell's audiobooks to be delightful mainly because her narrators are always amazing. Available on CD.

Prisoner of Night and Fog by Anne Blankman

An interesting historical fiction young adult novel set in 1930s Munich. Gretchen Müller has close connections to Hitler and the Nazi party but begins to question all she has known when she meets a Jewish reporter named Daniel Cohen. Available on CD and eAudiobook.

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis

A futuristic retelling of Snow White in which seventeen-year-old Essie, a master at repairing robots and drones on the frozen mining planet Thanda, is pulled into a war by handsome and mysterious Dane after his shuttle crash-lands near her home. Available on Playaway.

And just in case you really want some craft books from the craft blog here are some new additions to our collection!


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