Sewing for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week requires some kind of mind stimulation. My first choice of entertainment and stimulation for a long day is a good Book on tape or cd.
We listen to 2-4 books a week and we enjoy the juvenile fiction books more than anything else. We just finished the Percy Jackson series and we’ve started “Artemis Fowl” collection. I visit the local library at least once a week and put our name on the waiting list for the popular stuff (sometimes we have to wait 6 months for a book). My suggestion is to think ahead and get on the list early!