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Relaxing Books to Read While Your Food Cooks

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Slow cookers are a busy person's secret weapon. They allow you to balance hectic schedule without sacrificing quality, homemade meals. But what about the days where your schedule isn't so packed?

Just because you have some free time doesn't mean you need to spend it tending to the stove. Why not participate in the leisurely act of reading while your slow cooker does all the work for you?

With Book Lover's Day upon us, it's never been a better time to turn off the stove, tune out the world and curl up with a good book. Pick up one of these classic novels and get to cooking a recipe that perfectly complements it.

Read to your kids while your food cooks in the other room.Read to your kids while your food cooks in the other room.

James and the Giant Peach
Reading doesn't have to be a solo activity. With the time you save in the kitchen, you can break out Roald Dahl's "James and the Giant Peach" and read it to your children. The fictional tale depicts the life of a little boy who goes on an adventure full of new friends and strange events - perfect for sparking the vivid imagination of your kids! They'll love the quality time you're spending with them, and the story will get them even more excited for the slow cooker peach cobbler dish you're preparing for them once you finish the story.

A hearty seafood dish pairs nicely with a sea-themed novel.A hearty seafood dish pairs nicely with a sea-themed novel.

Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
Another book that makes for a great story to read to the whole family while you wait for your food to cook is Jules Verne's "Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea." It describes the adventures of a professor and his companions who embark on a mission to rid the ocean of sea monsters. With detailed imagery and a fast-paced story line, the book is sure to capture everyone's attention while your slow cooker prepares a hearty seafood dish that complements the story perfectly.

Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" tells a tale of a futuristic world where books are outlawed by the government. Any books that are found are incinerated in an attempt to keep people in a state of ignorance.

Read about burning books while you let your slow cooker take care of not burning your food. Using low and steady temperatures, your meal will be slowly cooked to perfection without requiring any effort or concern on your part. Just kick back, relax and enjoy the time you have to read. 



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