As of this morning, we hit 50,000 downloads of The Crystal Paine Show. Y’all! I can hardly believe it!
Your support and cheerleading as I’ve started this new endeavor has truly blessed me more than I can adequately express. After dreaming of having a podcast for over 4 years, this just feels surreal.
Thank you for tuning in each week, for subscribing, for telling your friends, and leaving reviews. You all are the best!
On this week’s episode, I’m going to tell you about one of my favorite ways to earn free gift cards by scanning my grocery receipts, we’ll talk about how to help your kids be more careful and avoid online bullying, I’m sharing about a book that impacted me when it comes to friendship.
Anne Bogel joins me for a fun (and inspiring!) conversation about how busy women can find more time to read and where to find great book recommendations (plus insider tips on why Anne doesn’t read on airplanes and how she survived book tour!). And then I close out the show by sharing the short list of things I try to do every single morning.
In This Episode:
[01:46] – Did you know you can earn free gift cards just for scanning your grocery receipts? Yup, I tell you the free app I use to do this!
[04:44] – Online bullying is a real thing and it’s something that we need to help our teens know how to navigate. I share some of the ways we are seeking to do this in our home with our oldest, Kathrynne.
[08:05] – My book of the week is a book that I actually almost didn’t finish… but I’m so glad I did because the second half was just so good!
[11:28] – This week’s guest, Anne Bogel, shares her top tips for busy women who want to find more time to read.
[13:05] – Struggling to find books you will love to read? Anne talks about where to start and how to find great book recommendations (and she gently disagrees with me on the method I share for how I find great book recommendations!)
[16:32] – Anne has an incredibly full and varied life and yet she still finds lots of time to read. She tells us her personal tips and tricks for making reading a priority in her own life.
[19:57] – I ask Anne a kind of selfish question — one that I’ve been really curious about for a long time. I loved her answer and it gave me a lot of food for thought when it comes to why I love the books I love.
[22:18] – What is Anne reading right now? And how did she end up reading three different books based on Pride and Prejudice? And what’s saving her life right now?
[26:54] – Today’s Q&A segment question is all about what my morning routine looks like. I share the things I do every morning to start my day well.
If you have any questions that you’d like me to address in a future episode, email me at email@example.com!
Links and Resources Mentioned in the Show:
- The Fetch Rewards app — use code WW7XJ and you’ll get a bonus 2,000 points (worth $2). (Read my full review here with details on how it works.)
- The Tech-Wise Family by Andy Crouch
- Anne Bogel
- Reading People by Anne Bogel
- I’d Rather Be Reading by Anne Bogel
- Modern Mrs. Darcy
- What Should I Read Next? with Anne Bogel (podcast)
- Unmarriageable by Soniah Kamal
- Pride by Ibi Zoboi
- Heartstone by Elle Katharine White
- The Story Shop
- Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
- My Instagram account (I’d love for you to follow me there! I usually hop on at least a few times per day and share behind-the-scenes photos and videos, my grocery store hauls, funny stories, or just anything I’m pondering or would like your advice or feedback on!)
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