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Boring Books for Bedtime

Sharon Handy

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Boring Books for Bedtime
Boring Books for Bedtime

Boring Books for Bedtime

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.

Latest Episodes

On Molecular and Microscopic Science, by Mary Somerville, Reading 1

Relax to this work by Mary Somerville, the 19th century's "queen of science." An amazing book by an amazing woman that will...send you off to dreamland, frankly. Because, let's face it, chemistry described in long, discursive phrases is perfectly boring. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "On Molecular and Microscopic Science" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57566 Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Cosmic Tingles," by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

52 MIN2 d ago
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On Molecular and Microscopic Science, by Mary Somerville, Reading 1

A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf, by John Muir, Reading 1

Let's rest beneath the trees with one of the first environmentalists, John Muir. His relaxed rambles from Indiana to Florida contain quiet caves, leafy groves, and a rucksack full of rhapsodies about nature's beauties. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/60749 Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Cosmic Tingles," by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

55 MIN1 w ago
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A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf, by John Muir, Reading 1

Natural History, by Pliny the Elder, Reading 1

Relax with random selections, from the nature of gods to the totally-not-at-all-made-up manticore, from Pliny the Elder's remarkable encyclopedia. Who knew the sum of all knowledge could be so sleep-inducing? Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "Natural History" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57493 Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Exit Exit," by PCIII (freemusicarchive.org), is licensed under CC BY All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

64 MIN2 w ago
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Natural History, by Pliny the Elder, Reading 1

The Coming of the Fairies, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Reading 2

Enter the dreamy world of the Wee Folk as we continue our reading of "The Coming of the Fairies". Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of that great logical thinker Sherlock Holmes, tries to prove that...actual fairies exist? Okay then! Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "The Coming of the Fairies" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47506 Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "earth 2 earth," by PCIII (freemusicarchive.org), is licensed under CC BY All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

63 MIN3 w ago
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The Coming of the Fairies, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Reading 2

American Pomology, Vol. 1, Apples, Reading 1

Let's quietly celebrate the lengthening nights of autumn with this reading from "American Pomology," a 19th century study on apple-growing in America. Also, we discover that the word "fruits" is weirdly fun to say. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "American Pomology" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37596 Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Boring Books for Bedtime" by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

52 MINNOV 11
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American Pomology, Vol. 1, Apples, Reading 1

The Travels of Marco Polo, Reading 1

Tonight we journey into the mists of history with Marco Polo and his uncles as they journey across the world to the court of Kublai Khan and back again. The 13th century has never been so dreamy. This week's episode complements a new tale about Genghis Khan by one of my favorite YouTube ASMRtists, The French Whisperer. I encourage you to check him out for relaxation and sleep. He's wonderful! Visit The French Whisperer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSkS5vtp5gY3huyVkX4IfMw Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes & other perks: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "The Travels of Marco Polo" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10636 Follow and chat with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Boring Books for Bedtime" by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

68 MINNOV 4
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The Travels of Marco Polo, Reading 1

An Account of the Salem Witch Trials, by Cotton Mather

Let's take a spooky yet ponderous journey back to the 17th century witch craze in New England, as described by one of its prime movers, the Reverend Cotton Mather. If he was cursed with anything, it was a love for clauses. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive perks: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "The Wonders of the Invisible World: An Account of the Salem Witch Trials" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28513 Follow and chat with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Gentle Whispering" by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

55 MINOCT 28
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An Account of the Salem Witch Trials, by Cotton Mather

1st Anniversary Episode: A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses, Reading 2

It's our One Year Anniversary! Let's return to the book that kicked off our boring bedtime journey, and revel in the relaxation of A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses. Thank you to each and every one of you lovely listeners for supporting us. We look forward to boring you even more in the coming year. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive perks: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24063 Follow and chat with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Dream Loop" (DL Music) is licensed under CC All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

59 MINOCT 21
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1st Anniversary Episode: A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses, Reading 2

Cassell's Book of Birds, Reading 1

Fly away to relaxation on the wings of feathered friends with this week's reading, Cassell's Book of Birds. You'll learn more than you ever wanted to know about bird tongues, if you make it that far. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive perks: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "Cassell's Book of Birds, Volume 1" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/48675 Follow and chat with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: “Ocean Tapping" by PCIII, licensed under CC BY All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

54 MINOCT 14
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Cassell's Book of Birds, Reading 1

Roadtown, by Edgar Chambless, Reading 1

Tonight we get dreamy with the utopian urban planning vision of Edgar Chambless in Roadtown. A city a thousand miles long, built in a straight line? Why, it's the perfect solution for stress! Support us on Patreon and get exclusive perks: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "Roadtown" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/58964 Follow and chat with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Cosmic Tingles" by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

54 MINOCT 7
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Roadtown, by Edgar Chambless, Reading 1

Latest Episodes

On Molecular and Microscopic Science, by Mary Somerville, Reading 1

Relax to this work by Mary Somerville, the 19th century's "queen of science." An amazing book by an amazing woman that will...send you off to dreamland, frankly. Because, let's face it, chemistry described in long, discursive phrases is perfectly boring. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "On Molecular and Microscopic Science" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57566 Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Cosmic Tingles," by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

52 MIN2 d ago
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On Molecular and Microscopic Science, by Mary Somerville, Reading 1

A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf, by John Muir, Reading 1

Let's rest beneath the trees with one of the first environmentalists, John Muir. His relaxed rambles from Indiana to Florida contain quiet caves, leafy groves, and a rucksack full of rhapsodies about nature's beauties. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/60749 Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Cosmic Tingles," by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

55 MIN1 w ago
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A Thousand Mile Walk to the Gulf, by John Muir, Reading 1

Natural History, by Pliny the Elder, Reading 1

Relax with random selections, from the nature of gods to the totally-not-at-all-made-up manticore, from Pliny the Elder's remarkable encyclopedia. Who knew the sum of all knowledge could be so sleep-inducing? Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "Natural History" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/57493 Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Exit Exit," by PCIII (freemusicarchive.org), is licensed under CC BY All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

64 MIN2 w ago
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Natural History, by Pliny the Elder, Reading 1

The Coming of the Fairies, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Reading 2

Enter the dreamy world of the Wee Folk as we continue our reading of "The Coming of the Fairies". Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, creator of that great logical thinker Sherlock Holmes, tries to prove that...actual fairies exist? Okay then! Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "The Coming of the Fairies" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/47506 Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "earth 2 earth," by PCIII (freemusicarchive.org), is licensed under CC BY All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

63 MIN3 w ago
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The Coming of the Fairies, by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, Reading 2

American Pomology, Vol. 1, Apples, Reading 1

Let's quietly celebrate the lengthening nights of autumn with this reading from "American Pomology," a 19th century study on apple-growing in America. Also, we discover that the word "fruits" is weirdly fun to say. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "American Pomology" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/37596 Connect on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Boring Books for Bedtime" by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

52 MINNOV 11
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American Pomology, Vol. 1, Apples, Reading 1

The Travels of Marco Polo, Reading 1

Tonight we journey into the mists of history with Marco Polo and his uncles as they journey across the world to the court of Kublai Khan and back again. The 13th century has never been so dreamy. This week's episode complements a new tale about Genghis Khan by one of my favorite YouTube ASMRtists, The French Whisperer. I encourage you to check him out for relaxation and sleep. He's wonderful! Visit The French Whisperer on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSkS5vtp5gY3huyVkX4IfMw Support us on Patreon and get exclusive episodes & other perks: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "The Travels of Marco Polo" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/10636 Follow and chat with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Boring Books for Bedtime" by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

68 MINNOV 4
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The Travels of Marco Polo, Reading 1

An Account of the Salem Witch Trials, by Cotton Mather

Let's take a spooky yet ponderous journey back to the 17th century witch craze in New England, as described by one of its prime movers, the Reverend Cotton Mather. If he was cursed with anything, it was a love for clauses. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive perks: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "The Wonders of the Invisible World: An Account of the Salem Witch Trials" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/28513 Follow and chat with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Gentle Whispering" by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

55 MINOCT 28
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An Account of the Salem Witch Trials, by Cotton Mather

1st Anniversary Episode: A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses, Reading 2

It's our One Year Anniversary! Let's return to the book that kicked off our boring bedtime journey, and revel in the relaxation of A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses. Thank you to each and every one of you lovely listeners for supporting us. We look forward to boring you even more in the coming year. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive perks: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/24063 Follow and chat with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Dream Loop" (DL Music) is licensed under CC All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

59 MINOCT 21
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1st Anniversary Episode: A Handbook of Some South Indian Grasses, Reading 2

Cassell's Book of Birds, Reading 1

Fly away to relaxation on the wings of feathered friends with this week's reading, Cassell's Book of Birds. You'll learn more than you ever wanted to know about bird tongues, if you make it that far. Support us on Patreon and get exclusive perks: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "Cassell's Book of Birds, Volume 1" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/48675 Follow and chat with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: “Ocean Tapping" by PCIII, licensed under CC BY All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

54 MINOCT 14
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Cassell's Book of Birds, Reading 1

Roadtown, by Edgar Chambless, Reading 1

Tonight we get dreamy with the utopian urban planning vision of Edgar Chambless in Roadtown. A city a thousand miles long, built in a straight line? Why, it's the perfect solution for stress! Support us on Patreon and get exclusive perks: https://www.patreon.com/boringbookspod Read "Roadtown" at Project Gutenberg: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/58964 Follow and chat with us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/boringbookspod Music: "Cosmic Tingles" by Lee Rosevere, licensed under CC BY-NC 3.0 http://leerosevere.bandcamp.com All Boring Books for Bedtime readings are taken from works in the public domain. If you'd like to suggest a copyright-free reading for soft-spoken relaxation to help you overcome insomnia, anxiety and other sleep issues, send a recommendation on Twitter, on our website, or on Patreon. I'd love to hear from you!

54 MINOCT 7
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Roadtown, by Edgar Chambless, Reading 1
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