Love to Read? Love to Craft? Finding it Hard to Do Both? You Need Audio Books!
|| Many Craftsters love to read, sometimes as much as they love to craft. The problem with loving both of these rewarding activities is that it’s almost impossible to do them both at the same time. Many of us have to budget our time nearly as carefully as our money. Luckily there is a solution to this vexing problem: Audio books! You can focus your eyes on your craft, and unlike TV you won’t need to look away. This is especially great for crafts like embroidery and needle felting – ouch! The nice folks at Random House Audio were kind enough to send over some audio books so that I could check it out.
I have to say, I really enjoyed them. I was able to get lost in the story as well as focus on my crafting (embroidery). It was a very relaxing and engaging activity. I will admit I even brought the cds in the car when I wanted to know what happened next! Here are a few things to consider when selecting audio books. Know if it’s abridged or unabridged. When a book is abridged it means that some content has been edited to make it shorter. If you are looking for a more concise version, this may be right for you, but if you don’t want to miss a word, be sure you get the unabridged version. The reader can make a huge difference. Often you won’t know who that person is, but after listening to audio books for a while you will recognize names of readers you like and those that you enjoy less. If the author is a good reader or has a very recognizable voice, such as President Obama or David Sedaris, it’s nice to hear books read by the author. In some cases I even prefer audio books over print, because of the reader. Audio books are also a great gift idea for crafters, frequent travellers, and people with impaired vision (or busy people who like to multitask!). What do you like to do while crafting?