October 4, 2013
While you're sewing...
My listening-while-sewing taste tends to run to light fare - I think of it as the audiobook equivalent of romantic comedy movies. Because I do need to keep some of my mind on the sewing, I don't want anything that requires me to pay attention to every word. Sometimes the sewing machine drowns out the audiobook too.
While I usually enjoy whatever book I'm listening to at the time, many of them don't stick in my mind for long after I'm finished. However, some are a cut or two above my usual "romantic comedy" fare and stay with me. I've just finished listening to "Cutting for Stone" by Abraham Verghese. It was wonderful! A friend recommended it to me several years ago and I found it in the library recently. The characters are beautiful, the events dramatic, and the narrator's voice was one I could (and did) listen to for hours.
A couple of other favorites have been The Prodigal Summer by Barbara Kingsolver and The Secret Life of Bees by Sue Monk Kidd.
So, do you do anything else while you sew?
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