In this episode, we had the wonderful experience of interviewing Whitney Conard from The Unread Shelf. She joins us for our bookish check-in (we're big Camille Pagán fans!), shares the origin story of The Unread Shelf Project, and offers tips to help all of us pare down those burdensome stacks of unread books. We round out our discussion with our "Give Me One" segment, talking about our favorite teas.
Bookish Check In
Jen - Camille Pagán’s Forever Is the Worst Long Time (on audio; narrator Timothy Andrés Pabon)
Sara - Knox McCoy’s All Things Reconsidered
Ashley - Helen Hoang’s The Bride Test
Whitney - Camille Pagán's This Won’t End Well
Bryan Stevenson's Just Mercy: A Story of Justice and Redemption
The Little Free Library program
Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Anne Cleeves - The Long Call
The Unread Shelf
Whitney's Email Course
Whitney's Post about Bookish App Recommendations
Join Whitney on this Journey - # theunreadsshelf + the year
Anne Bogel's podcast What Should I Read Next? - The life-changing magic of clearing your unread shelf
Madeline with Top Shelf Text on Instagram
Whitney's Top Tips for Your Unread Shelves
Count your unread books
Put all of the unread books in one place
Prioritize the top reads for you
Figure out your barriers and figure out how to overcome them
Give Me One - Favorite Teas
Sara - Harney & Sons’ Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea (Black Tea with Orange and Sweet Clove), Herbal Element tea company
Ashley - Chai (Equal Exchange Organic Chai, 20-Count - Pack of 3)
Jen - Peppermint tea when sick
Whitney's recommendations - Irish Breakfast or Assam blend for coffee drinkers, Simpson and Vail tea company's author line (especially Jane Austen blend), Celestial Seasoning's Bengal Spice
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