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Doodlers Rejoice! Coloring Pages & Crafty Listens

Sometimes the brain just needs to go on standby mode, and the only thing that will do the trick is harking back to simpler times. Bust out those childhood colored pencils and get to work on these 5 lovely coloring pages that will zen you out, whether you’re an expert illustrator or more of a mid-meeting doodler.

While you color, listen to audiobooks all about folks who are super crafty…literally and figuratively.

In the small, bustling town of Mattawa, Oregon, the turn of the century offers a new kind of frontier for women: a vast and exciting range of possibilities–to a point. It’s a time for change, and no one is more eager to embrace new paths than free-spirited outsider Hattie Taylor. If only she could embrace Jake Murdock too.

“A powerful plot, vibrant characterization, and stirring dialogue make this romance a delight.”—Publishers Weekly

In a world plagued by anxiety and loneliness, knitting is coming to the rescue of people from all walks of life. Economist and lifelong knitter Loretta Napoleoni unveils the hidden power of the purl and stitch mantra: a means for women to influence history, a soothing activity to calm us, and a powerful metaphor of life.

“Wiley provides delightful voices for various knitters, ranging from grandmothers to a French circus strongman and to a Haight-Ashbury hippie. This is a must listen for anyone who knits and will encourage those who want to learn.”—AudioFile Magazine

Author: Matt Haig
Read By: Carey Mulligan

In Matt Haig’s enchanting new novel narrated by Academy Award nominee Carey Mulligan, Nora Seed finds herself faced with the possibility of changing her life for a new one. She must search within herself as she travels through the Midnight Library to decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.

“Mulligan’s incredible talent shines throughout as she leads listeners through a grand adventure and a deeply personal exploration of what it means to have a good life.”—AudioFile Magazine

Find more listens you’ll love to create to on our Crafting page.


Coloring pages are from New York Street Style, The Night Voyage, Paris Street Style, The Official Outlander Coloring Book, and Color Me Jane.