Thu, 25 August 2016
"A room without books is a body without a soul," said Cicero, and so we believe. This episode, Annie and Chris talk about the roles books play in homes and home decor: why we keep books and what they say about us.
+ Books by the foot your thing? You can buy them from another indie bookstore, Strand Books, here.
+ Mrs. Kendall's Unread Library, here.
Thu, 18 August 2016
When you travel, how big of a role does food play in your experience of a new city or town? This episode, Debra Smith, the owner and founder of Taste of Thomasville, a Thomasville Food Tour, visits with Annie and Chris. They chat about Thomasville's best restaurants, Gone with the Wind, and that big oak tree everybody's always talking about.
She's currently reading The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion by Fannie Flagg.
You can find information and tickets on the Taste of Thomasville tour at www.tasteofthomasvillefoodtour.com.
Thu, 11 August 2016
Have you read Harry Potter and the Cursed Child yet? No spoilers here, but Chris and Annie do chat about their expectations going into the newly released book. They also discuss Go Set a Watchman, J.K. Rowling's turn as Robert Galbraith, and how they'd be sorted at Hogwarts.
Thu, 4 August 2016
Annie and Chris recap the books Annie read in July, plus they chat about what to do when you're in a reading rut.
Books discussed include:
+ Commonwealth by Ann Patchett
+ The Trespasser by Tana French
+ You'll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein
+ Swing Time by Zadie Smith
Thu, 28 July 2016
Can't decide if you love or hate a book? This is the podcast series for you. Annie once again joins frequent podcast contributors Hunter McLendon and Rebekah Arwood for a discussion of Wendy Walker's All Is Not Forgotten (a new thriller on shelves now; Reese Witherspoon's already bought the film rights).
+ Defending Jacob by William Landay
+ Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
+ Sybil by Flora Rheta Schreiber
+ We Were the Mulvaneys by Joyce Carol Oates
+ Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberly McCreight
Thu, 21 July 2016
Love books, music, and the South? Then we've got the episode for you. Annie and Chris met with the guys of Audible Discernment, a music podcast out of nearby Albany, Ga., and they chat all things literary and musical (including a nostalgia for country music and why Pride and Prejudice would be better set in the South).
+ Bastard Out of Carolina by Dorothy Allison
+ A Boy from Georgia by Hamilton Jordan
+ The Dark Tower series by Stephen King
+ Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
+ The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullers
+ Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace
+ The Whale by Mark Beauregard
+ The Last Days of Video by Jeremy Hawkins
Thu, 14 July 2016
Annie and Chris deep dive into reading more than one book at any given time... And some book therapy ensues.
+ The Trespasser by Tana French
+ The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth
+ Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
+ Grit by Angela Duckworth
+ The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell
+ The Supper of the Lamb by Robert Farrar Capon
Thu, 7 July 2016
Looking for your next summer read? Look no further. Annie and Chris chat about the books Annie read in June, including:
+ The Dollhouse by Fiona Davis (rel. August 23)
+ Love Warrior by Glennon Melton Doyle (rel. September 6)
+ It's Okay to Laugh (Crying Is Cool, Too) by Nora McIrney Purmort
+ Light to Paris by Eleanor Brown
+ All Stories Are Love Stories by Elizabeth Percer
+ How to Ruin Everything by George Watsky
+ Before We Visit the Goddess by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni
+ Leave Me by Gayle Forman (rel. September 6)
+ Aaron Purmort's obituary
+ Lin-Manuel Miranda's Twitter account
+ WTXL card-making segment
+ Modern Mrs. Darcy Summer Reading Guide
Thu, 30 June 2016
Earlier this month, Annie traveled to Haiti with Dot Products, a school supply company based out of Jackson, Mississippi. This episode, Chris and Annie chat with Hallie Darphin, founder of Dot, about Dot's mission, making a global impact, and the magic of reading recommendations.
Hallie mentions these books:
+ The Color Purple
+ Brave New World
+ Quiet (and this TED Talk by Susan Cain)
And these podcasts:
+ The Moth
Plus, here's a video from Annie's time in Haiti with Dot.
Thu, 23 June 2016
New York Times bestselling author Anton DiSclafani (The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls, The After Party) drops by the podcast to talk about life in a small town, North Florida versus South Florida, and writing with a baby on board.
+ LaRose by Louise Erdrich
+ The Golden Bowl by Henry James
Event details about Anton's signing are here.