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Thread: I love to listen to books while I sew

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    Super Member Teacup's Avatar
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    THANK YOU for posting this link and to others that have posted other sites. Great information. I've used my library but did not know about this site. I love the older classic literature.

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    Thank you so much for sharing. I love listening to books while I sew & sometimes my library can be a hassle too. I already made a mental "wishlist" of so many classics I'll be listening to.
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    First off, if your library doesn't have a book you want to listen to, perhaps there is a link with other libraries in your state, as in Minnesota. It is called Mn Link. I can get a book that our libraries in St. Paul do not have. Works good for me. Also, I love (I have said this before) the Jennifer Chiaverini stories (but start with the very first book and go in order. I love Carol Higgins Clark mysteries. Actually, I love all books. I love historical fiction.....am going to start on Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker (Jennifer Chiaverini), as soon as I finish my CHC book. I listen to them when I am sewing, when I am cleaning, when I am driving, when I am sitting out in the backyard enjoying the weather - NOT THIS YEAR!!!!!!! Right now it is only +30 degrees and snowing lightly. Enjoy the day! Edie
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    Quote Originally Posted by grandjan View Post
    You know, this is a great idea in theory and I'm a big supporter of our local library but I have checked out audio books before and quite often they are so badly damaged that they can't be played. I've reported the damage to the staff and the usual reaction is to barely acknowledge the information and then just put the damaged items back in service. The problem may just be a local one, but I'd be curious to see if anyone else has had similar experiences.
    I always report the damaged audio books and my library has always offered to try to find another copy for me. I think some of the audios they have can be replaced by an agreement they have with the publisher - not all, but some. Anyway, they seem to appreciate being told about the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wendiq View Post
    sparky's mom.......I download from the Library ALL the time. When I first started doing it, I was walked through the process by the Library. Ask yours if they won't help. It really is easy and once it's set up, it's forever.....
    Thanks for the suggestion. I think you are probably right - it is just a matter of getting myself over there at a time of day that isn't too rushed. And it would probably help if I figure out where I put the iPod.
    Pat

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    I too thank you for sharing this!
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    Thanks for the site, went there yesterday afternoon and spent the entire time downloading for my Ipod. Only problem is too many titles to choose from and since I downloaded for Itunes, had to click in the program to download the remaining chapters. This in turn seized up my PC a couple times but maybe I shouldn't get so greedy.............

    Again, thanks for the website as I'll be there again this afternoon looking for more titles. Great classics!!!!

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    I love to listen to my audio books. I prefer mysteries but 'Call of the Wild' was fantastic. Even my DH is hooked now.

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    Love to listen to books on CD. I have been doing it for quite a few years . I have always gotten my books from the libary or else I would be in the poor house. Once in a while like now,moved and no card yet, I will buy them from thrift stores. I go through at least 5-7 books a week. Especially now when all my sewing stuff is in storage. I will try out the link for sure if I can download to my computer and then burn onto a cd since my computer is now at the other side of the house from my bedroom where I will be sewing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by puck116 View Post
    Monika = "Thanks! I download books from the library for my Kindle and let it "read" to me.......LOL..."
    I got a Kindle Fire for Christmas from my daughter. I didn't know it could read to me. I thought only I could read on it.
    Does the Fire do this also? I would love to be able to listen while I quilt.
    Puck116: Yes, I have a Kindle Fire, too. You need to download the free app, Overdrive. And going digital means no more damaged CDs and such. I love it.

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