SMP Craft
10 May

Audiobooks and crafting

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I once had a friend who told me that she could knit and read a book at the same time. I never saw her do it with my own eyes, so I’m doubtful. I can barely manage eating cereal with a spoon in one hand and holding a book in the other. How can someone possibly knit AND read simultaneously? Well, have I got a solution for you…kinda. Audiobooks! Now you can knit to your heart’s content, while an excellent narrator does all the hard work and reads to you. Hooray for multitasking!


Today, we’re teaming up with Macmillan Audio to give away 3 copies of an audiobook for bestselling author Barbara Taylor Bradford. Her latest novel Secrets from the Past  follows American photojournalist Serena Stone as she works to uncover long-buried secrets about her family. Much like her famous father, Serena has made a name for herself covering wars in the Middle East. But after years of danger, Serena has grown tired of the lifestyle and decides to turn her attention to writing a biography of her late father. She’s forced out of the safety of her new life, however, when she learns that her former lover Zachary North is hurt overseas. While nursing him back to health, she goes through her father’s papers only to find a shocking secrets which sends her to Libya in order to unravel the mystery surrounding her parents’ lives. Read by Stina Nielsen, the Secrets from the Past audiobook has everything a listening could ask for: deep secrets, romance, betrayal, redemption, and more. The twists and turns will keep you working on projects longer than usual as you get caught up in the narrative and want to hear what happens next.

To enter to win, please leave a comment below telling us whether you can craft and read at the same time. Be honest! I want to know if people are better at multitasking than I am. Also we’d love for you to sign up for our newsletter at the top-right of this page. Please only one comment per person and, sorry, but this contest is for U.S. citizens only. This giveaway will run from May 10 — May 23 and the 3 winners will be chosen at random using on Friday, May 24. Good luck!

I'm an assistant editor at St. Martin's Press. I caught the crafting bug when I was little and I wouldn't let my parents leave the store without buying me a crafting kit---any crafting kit! I wove baskets, folded origami, made jewelry, and painted glass. I'm an avid, but impatient knitter, so I'm always choosing projects that I can finish over a weekend. I also love to cook and bake. When I'm not working in the office working on craft books, my weekend consists of , well...making something with my hands. I'm usually scouring whatever's fresh at the farmer's market or food co-op, trying out new recipes, and working on my latest craft project.

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