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47 Things To Do While Listening to Audiobooks for the FBC Readathon

I wouldn’t be able to meet my lofty GoodReads goals without listening to audiobooks. Audiobooks are the perfect way to get your #FBCReadathon on and make normal mundane tasks interesting. Here are 47 things to do while listening to audiobooks!

  1. Complete a puzzle. The more pieces the better.
  2. Eat your favorite snacks. Make sure to stock up on them before the readathon
  3. Organize your utility closet or junk drawer. You might find some lost treasures.
  4. Fold your underwear. Because you have the time, so why not?
  5. Water your plants. You probably haven’t in a while…
  6. Do a coloring book, but not the canceled Colleen Hoover one.
  7. Braid your hair- box braids, Game of Throne braids, whatever floats your boat
  8. Knit or crochet a scarf for taxidermied raccoons
  9. Follow along in the book. I also like writing my thoughts in the margins like I have no home training.
  10. Find your winter foundation shade. Because I know you’ve spent the winter inside reading.
  11. Give yourself a manicure. Bonus if you can do nail art. Bonus bonus if you can actually paint your nondominant hand.
  12. Play your favorite phone game. Crush that candy! Anger those birds!
  13. Sit on your porch/stoop/patio and watch the sun set. Or watch your neighbors
  14. Eat more snacks. Good thing you stocked up on them.
  15. Go to the park and watch the clouds. Put on the sleep timer to make sure you don’t fall asleep.
  16. Clean your baseboards. They’re not going to clean themselves (unfortunately)
  17. Go for a walk in your neighborhood
  18. Make s’mores in the fireplace
  19. Wash dishes, or just start the dishwasher.
  20. Organize the books on your overflowing shelves
  21. Make and drink your favorite mocktail or cocktail
  22. Detail your car. Don’t forget to clean out the cupholders.
  23. Organize your photo album. Do people still print pictures anymore? Well, they should!
  24. Delete old screenshots off your phone (and clear up more space for audiobooks)
  25. Polish the silver. Lol I’m not rich enough to have silver to polish
  26. Make your own body scrub
  27. Practice fainting gracefully. So you can be a Victorian heroine.
  28. Go grocery shopping. Headphones are a great way to ignore that person you’re not in the mood to make small talk with.
  29. Paint your living room walls. With house paint, not water colors
  30. Make those little friendship bracelets from summer camp.
  31. Learn a recipe. Because now you have to cook since you ate all your snacks
  32. Pluck your eyebrows. But don’t get “lofty” and use a razor like I did one time in college.
  33. Floss your teeth for your upcoming dentist appointment to avoid the dentist’s judgment
  34. Clean your makeup brushes, because when was the last time you did that?
  35. Meal prep for the week. Please don’t let all your hard work go to waste by ordering takeout.
  36. Put more books on hold at the library. It’s always like a nice surprise when 6 come in at once. 
  37. Online shop for book things and gadgets we don’t need (or the FBC add-on shop).
  38. Do an at home workout. Or just lay on the floor.
  39. Go for a drive. Take a break from headphones and listen to it on bluetooth.
  40. Change your oil. Or watch someone who knows how to change oil, change your oil.
  41. Sort the mail. Or maybe you’re not like me and let mail pile up for a month if it’s not important.
  42. Hang up artwork. It’s going to take forever to get it straight.
  43. Find your missing socks. Where do they always go??
  44. Do a skin care routine, like every step you don’t feel like doing every other day
  45. Walk dog or cat or ferret.
  46. Color coordinate your closet. Rainbow is the most fun.
  47. Do a paint-by-the-numbers. For more artwork for your walls.

There you have it! 47 things. And if you listen to anything by Bahni Turpin, all of these things will be infinitely better.

Tayler Simon is a nerdy black woman in search of liberation for all. When she's not reading/listening to audiobooks and writing, you can find her laughing at memes and chatting incessantly about astrology (Cancer/Sagittarius/Cancer). Favorite genres: African American fiction and memoir.


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