Episode 172: Zibby Owens – Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books

Zibby Owens is the host of the podcast, Moms Don’t Have Time to Read Books. She puts out a daily show where she interviews authors. Daily?!?! What! She is also the owner of a local book shop Zibby Media. She hosts retreats and book clubs. Right now, she is touring because her new book Blank just came out! She is also the author of a memoir called Bookends: A Memoir of Love, Loss, and Literature. She also has her own publishing house – how cool is that!?

I’m so fascinated by the fact that she really launched this career after she turned 40 and got divorced. I love hearing success stories of people on different timelines! This is such a good reminder to keep chasing your dreams.

Of course this podcast is FULL of great book recommendations.

What we talked about:

6:45- Zibby’s podcast

8:10- Her career taking off after she turned 40

13:20- The origin of her podcast

18:30- Owning a bookstore

21:35- Her decision making process

24:00- Book culture

28:35- Running a book club

30:00- All the book talk

36:35- Her new book, Blank

38:50- End of podcast questions

Show notes:

Zibby Owens Website

Order Blank (Zibby’s new novel!!)

Book recommendations:

You Could Make This Place Beautiful

Everywhere All at Once

Hello Beautiful

Remarkably Bright Creatures

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