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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.

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.

    Biographical Sketch of Henry David Thoreau, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Biographical Sketch of Henry David Thoreau, by Ralph Waldo Emerson

    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!
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    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.

    US Internal Revenue Service Pub 583, Starting a Business

    US Internal Revenue Service Pub 583, Starting a Business

    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.

    The Characters of Theophrastus, Part 1

    The Characters of Theophrastus, Part 1

    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!
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    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.

    1897 Sears Roebuck and Co. Catalog, Millinery Department

    1897 Sears Roebuck and Co. Catalog, Millinery Department

    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!
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    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.

    Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, by Samuel Johnson, Part 3

    Journey to the Western Islands of Scotland, by Samuel Johnson, Part 3

    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.

    History of Animals, by Aristotle, Part 2

    History of Animals, by Aristotle, Part 2

    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.

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