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Boring Books for Bedtime

Author: Sharon Handy

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Boring Books for Bedtime is a weekly bedtime story podcast for the sleepless, the stressed, the anxious, the insomniacs--anyone who struggles with the endless brain chatter that keeps us up at night.

In each episode, we calmly, quietly read something that's rather boring. Think Galileo, Aristotle, Emerson, and whoever wrote the 1897 Sears Catalog. If you're on Team Sleepless, lie back, take a deep breath, and let us read you to rest.
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This week, let's enjoy a renaissance of relaxation with the thoughts on Erasmus. This dense mix of social commentary and satire is the perfect solution for sleep. Want to support us and help us stay ad-free? Neat! Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "In Praise of Folly" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/30201 Music: “Dream Colours” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
This week, let's float away on gentle waves with this exploration of our oceans. It’s a lovely dip into marine science—some good, some…not, and all sleep-inducing. Want to support us and help us stay ad-free? Neat! Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "The Book of the Ocean" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/56311 Music: “Ocean Tapping” by PCIII, licensed under CC BY If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
Let's relax and sleep with a lengthy paean of praise written after the death of Thoreau by his contemporary, friend and worshipful admirer, Ralph Waldo Emerson. As obituaries go, it's...a lot. Want to support us and help us stay ad-free? Neat! Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Excursions" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/9846 Music: “Boring Books for Bedtime,” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
Let’s relax with one of the dullest things ever read on this podcast. Like all IRS Publications, it's 50% information, 50% references to other publications, and 100% mind-numbing boredom. Which is why you're here, after all. Enjoy! Want to support us and help us stay ad-free? Neat! Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Music by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY (https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com) If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
Let's relax and sleep with a classic of character conventions. This work may be millennia old, but you will definitely recognize these people. If you stay awake past the very long intro, that is. Want to support us and help us stay ad-free? Neat! Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "The Characters of Theophrastus" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/58242 Music: “earth 2 earth,” by PCIII, licensed under CC BY If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
Let's relax with a browse through the Millinery Department, and marvel at the most beautiful, stylish and economical hats ever offered to the public. At such low prices, resistance is futile. Want to support us? Neat! Everyone who does so in March 2021 will be entered into a drawing for a hard copy of the 1897 Sears Catalog! Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Music: “Heaven Be Here” by PCIII, licensed under CC BY If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
Let’s continue our relaxing journey through Scotland with Dr. Johnson, and learn all about cattle, kelp and the customary duties of the laird. Tha mi sgith! Want to support us? Neat! Everyone who does so in March 2021 will be entered into a drawing for one of our most popular books, The 1897 Sears Catalog! Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Journey to the Western Islands" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/2064 Music: “Chrystalis,” by Sounds Like An Earful (https://soundslikeanearful.com/) If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
Let's return to Aristotle's sleep-inducing treatise on the animal world and his very, very detailed description of the human body, plus...elephants! Want to support us? Neat! Everyone who does so in March 2021 will be entered into a drawing for one of our most popular books, The 1897 Sears Catalog! Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "History of Animals" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/59058 Music: “Ocean Tapping” by PC III, licensed under CC BY-NC If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
Let’s sink into sleepy social niceties with this classic of manners, behavior and good breeding. If you ever wondered how to introduce a bishop at your fancy luncheon, Mrs. Post is here for you. Subscribe here: www.linktre.ee/boringbookspod Want to support us? Neat! Everyone who does so in March 2021 will be entered into a drawing for one of our most popular books, The 1897 Sears Catalog! Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Etiquette" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14314 Music: “Boring Books for Bedtime” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
Let's drift off into the world of birds and learn all about parrots, the flying monkeys of the avian kingdom. I promise that makes sense if you stay awake long enough. But...unlikely. Subscribe here: www.linktre.ee/boringbookspod Support here: Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Cassell's Book of Birds, Vol. 1" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/48675 Music: “Ocean Tapping” by PC III, licensed under CC BY-NC If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
Tonight, let’s journey back to New York City in the early 1900s with one of America’s great writers and his dreamy portrait of the city that never sleeps. Fingers crossed you will! Subscribe here: www.linktre.ee/boringbookspod Support here: Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "The Color of a Great City" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/61043 Music: “Watching Whales on the Moon” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
Let’s plow back into one of your surprisingly sleepy favorites, and harvest a bushel of instruction about the proper management of a traction steam engine. Useful! Subscribe here: www.linktre.ee/boringbookspod Support us and keep us ad-free here: Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Farm Engines and How to Run Them" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/43867 Music: “Exit Exit” by PC III, licensed under CC BY-NC If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
Let’s return to Darwin's revolutionary classic, which sounds like it's going to be much more exciting than this exploration of pigeons, pears and sheep actually ends up being. Subscribe here: www.linktre.ee/boringbookspod Support here: Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "On the Origin of Species" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1228 Music: “Dream Colours” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
Let's continue our relaxing ride through a dream of sleep-inducing detail about handling the newfangled bicycle. The word "knickerbockers" is also used to some effect. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by supporting us! Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "Bicycling for Ladies" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/62227 Music: “Heaven Be Here” by PCIII, licensed under CC BY-NC If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
Tonight, we fall into the rhythm of sleep with a book that works hard to put meaning into music but mostly just makes it boring. So...kind of perfect, really? Subscribe here: www.linktre.ee/boringbookspod Support here: Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Pssst...Everyone who contributes in January 2021 will be entered into a raffle to win your very own, exclusive episode! Read "How to Listen to Music" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/17474 Music: “Healing” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
Tonight we journey to our neighbor in the heavens, and begin a sleepy exploration of the "canals" of Mars, proving that even a great scientist can't be right about everything. Subscribe here: www.linktre.ee/boringbookspod Support here: Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Pssst...Everyone who contributes in January 2021 will be entered into a raffle to win your very own, exclusive episode! Read "Mars and Its Canals" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47015 Music: “Dream Colours” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
Tonight, let's rejoin our caravan from sand to sandman and explore the ancient Egyptian temples of Karnak and Luxor. It's a dusty dream of a journey. Subscribe here: www.linktre.ee/boringbookspod Support here: Patreon: www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me A Coffee: www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Pssst...Everyone who contributes in January 2021 will be entered into a raffle to win your very own, exclusive episode! Read "Manual of Egyptian Archaeology" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/14400 Music: “Exit Exit” by PC III, licensed under CC BY-NC If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
Tonight, let's consider the connection of Teaism and Taoism, relax into the refinement of the tea house, and let go of all our worries in something called the Abode of Vacancy. Enjoy! Want to support us? Neat! Here's how: Become a Patron: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "The Book of Tea" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/769 Music: “Boring Books for Bedtime” by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, contact me on our website, www.boringbookspod.com.
Let's take a walk through wintry woods and skate down a frozen stream in this relaxing mix of prose and poetry. Thoreau captures all the beauty of a New England winter, and I hope you enjoy it. Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All December supporters will get the complete, uninterrupted recording of "The Prophet" as thanks for your support. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Read "A Winter Walk" in "Excursions" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/9846 Music: “Boring Books for Bedtime”, by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC https://leerosevere.bandcamp.com/ If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
Let's relax with this browse through the voluminous Musical Goods Department, and discover all the wonders of mandolins, music boxes and banjorines. Which is an actual thing. Who knew? Keep this podcast ad-free and relaxed by checking out these ways to support us! All December supporters will get the complete, uninterrupted recording of "The Prophet" as thanks for your support. Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Buy Me a Coffee: https://www.buymeacoffee.com/d5kcMsW Music: “Heaven Be Here” by PCIII, licensed under CC BY-NC If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, connect on our website, boringbookspod.com.
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Comments (14)

Na en

That was too interesting, listened to the whole thing :D

Sep 8th
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Yasmine C

not boring at all

Mar 5th
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Yasmine C

very soothing and love the poetry

Mar 5th
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NickyMax

Storyteller' voice is soothing

Oct 12th
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Anna Mouse

Such a nice book

Oct 12th
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Boring Books for Bedtime Podcast

I apologize if you tried to listen to this first-thing and got nothing but silence or static. Apparently, the file was corrupted, but all fixed now. Thanks for your patience!

Jun 17th
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Kushal Kaushik

Hello from India. I love your channel and I want to thank you for putting me to sleep every night. Not sure how else I would be able deal with my insomnia.

May 26th
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Anna Mouse

It's the best thing I've discovered in the internet for the long time

May 4th
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Troy McKoy

You can really stop reading after 10 minutes 'cause everyone is already sleeping... LOL and do you get flack from authors for adding their titles to the "boring" list? LOL

Mar 26th
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Christine Ingels

Thank you again for your reply and recommendation on Reddit! Can't wait!

Nov 27th
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