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tajhia
« on: March 09, 2007 02:41:41 PM »

I like to knit while reading quite often, especially if I am doing fairly repetitive stuff.

I can manage to read a book, but find online stuff far easier while I am knitting (holding the book open with weights tends to damage the spine which anoys me)...

Usually I just read blogs while I am knitting but wondered if anyone had any suggestions for good online stuff that I can read as well.........
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« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2007 03:56:27 PM »

www.baen.com/library
www.gutenberg.org
www.bartleby.com

audio:
librivox.org
www.oldtimeradiofan s.com
www.scifi.com/set/playhouse
www.npr.org/templates/archives/rundown_archive_hub.php

there's more, these are just the links I had handy.
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« Reply #2 on: March 09, 2007 05:12:18 PM »

I have to second the librivox comment. Its awesome to listen to books while your knitting and sooo much eaiser esp. if your doing something that invovlved a pattern like lacework, cabling or colourwork.
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« Reply #3 on: March 09, 2007 05:32:57 PM »

There is a whole thread on listening to audiobooks while crafting : http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=146850.0

Its interesting what people like to read or listen to while they craft! I like to listen as I need to keep an eye on what my hands are doing.
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« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2007 04:52:08 AM »

I listen to audiobooks while I knit, too! (and do housework, and run on the treadmill... Grin)  You can  get free audiobooks from LibriVox, Podiobooks, The Ohio EBook Project, or your local library. 

Podcasts are good too, and there are lots to choose from.  My new favorite is Lime & Violet.  But if you have your heart set on reading, Project Gutenberg is a good place to start.
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« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2007 11:06:16 AM »

I love reading knit/crafty blogs while knitting - they're real inspiration.
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« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2007 09:45:39 PM »

Occasionally you can find the full text of plays, short stories, or even novels online.
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« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2007 10:52:31 PM »

I second the Podiobooks suggestion! I just started listening to one I originally downloaded back in January, and it was great. I'm on my second book now. Librivox is great, too, and they have classic stuff. (I personally enjoyed the Brothers Grimm's fairy tales.)

I know I saw another podcast book site, but I didn't pay close attention. Now I have to hunt it down...
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« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2007 03:00:49 AM »

I just downloaded a bunch of ebooks from http://manybooks.net/ They have audio books there too. And they're all free  Grin
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« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2007 08:13:06 AM »

thanks for all the suggestions - I will have a wade through them....
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