Have GOOD CLEAN FUN with Nick Offerman

If you’ve read Nick Offerman’s first book, Paddle Your Own Canoe, you know that the man loves woodworking. With his third and newest title, Good Clean Fun, Nick Offerman shares stories from the Offerman Woodshop, personal experiences about his own journey in woodworking, and some life lessons he has picked up along the way—as well as instructions on how to make some of their popular pieces. An audiobook edition bonus? Five original songs created and performed by Nick Offerman and Jeff Tweedy. Read more

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Clara Parkes and Her Passion for Knitting

If you are familiar with the knitting and artisan world, then you know Clara Parkes’s name.  Clara is most recognized as a teacher and author of several bestselling knitting instruction books, as well as the founder and publisher of knittersreview.com (amongst many other things). But did you know she has written memoirs, too? Read more

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Enter to Win a Creativity Prize Pack!

Looking for inspiration to celebrate Etsy Craft Party? Look no further than Elizabeth Gilbert’s BIG MAGIC – all about inspiring creativity.

By partnering with Etsy, Penguin Random House Audio is offering 10 lucky winners the chance to receive a Creativity Prize Pack, because we think crafting and audiobooks make for a perfect pair. Start your celebration by entering below.

The Creativity Prize Pack includes:

  • 1 Copy of BIG MAGIC by Elizabeth Gilbert
  • 1 $25 Etsy Gift Card
  • 1 Tote Bag
  • 1 Set of Earbuds in a Crafty Case

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Truman Capote and The Swans of Fifth Avenue

New York Times bestselling author Melanie Benjamin‘s newest book is The Swans of Fifth Avenue. It is the story of Truman Capote and New York’s 1950s socialites: Slim Keith, C.Z. Guest, Gloria Guinness, Pamela Churchill, and Babe Paley. These women are otherwise known as New York’s “Swans”. In 1975, after years of friendship (particularly between Capote and Babe), Capote published a thinly veiled story about the Swans’s deepest, darkest secrets–which left everyone reeling, and Capote ousted from their society. Melanie Benjamin writes meticulously and fantastically of this event, what led up to it, and how Capote and Babe became such fast, deep friends. Read more

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Listen While You Knit
Knitting Patterns for Audiobook Listeners

“Knitting and listening to books go together like peas and carrots,” says Book Riot. We agree! Audiobooks and crafting make a perfect pair – you can be entertained by a great story while working on your projects. Here are free knitting patterns as well as some audiobook sample clips that will complement the work to be done. For more recommended titles and craft articles, visit TryAudioBooks.com. Enjoy!  Read more

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X, The Newest Sue Grafton Book

With only two more letters to go until Sue Grafton’s notoriously thrilling Kinsey Millhone series of mysteries comes to an end, we arrive at X. This is Grafton’s first book in her series in which she simply uses the alphabet letter as the title without any definition. From character names (Father Xavier, Teddy Xanakis) to buildings (Bank of X. Phillips), the letter ‘x’ appears throughout this story in various incarnations.

In X, Kinsey Millhone is faced with several cases to solve. She has to help a woman trying to track down the son she gave up for adoption years ago while searching for a sociopathic serial killer who leaves no trace of his crimes. Can Kinsey catch the killer before she becomes his next victim?

Listen to a clip read by longtime Sue Grafton narrator, Judy Kaye:
X

Read some of the great reviews of Grafton’s latest installment:
“‘X’ will entertain you, enlighten you, amaze you and leave you breathless.” –Richmond Times Dispatch

“Grafton has turned in a corker of a novel with ‘X,’ upping her already high-level game.” –Boston Globe

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