Wed, 19 November 2014
Ever wondered if Grey's Anatomy is an accurate portrayal of med school? Annie interviews Sidney Webb, communications specialist at The Bookshelf. Sidney covers shop events and operates the store's social media accounts; in this episode, she and Annie discuss how working at The Bookshelf is a lot like working for a church, and how medical school isn't exactly like Shonda Rhimes says it is (go figure).
- Check out Thomasville's downtown newspaper, the Thomasville Townie.
- Some of Annie's favorite bloggers are medical school wives like Sidney: Jolie of Becoming Jolie, who happens to have a lovely Etsy shop, too; Grace of Camp Patton; and Kate of The Life and Writings of Kate Baer.
- Annie and Sidney are lobbying for store manager Rebekah to play the beloved Anne Shirley in Thomasville On Stage and Company's production of Anne of Green Gables. Join our imaginary petition?
Wed, 12 November 2014
Annie is joined by guest Rebekah Arwood, manager of The Bookshelf in Thomasville. Rebekah and Annie chat about that ever-controversial topic: Is the book better than the movie? The discussion runs the gamut, from the newly-released Gone Girl to The Hunger Games, Great Gatby to Little Women (which Rebekah and Annie both identify as a wintertime classic).
- Gillian Flynn wrote her own screenplay for her bestselling novel Gone Girl; here are more novelists that could follow in her steps.
Wed, 12 November 2014
Snuggle up on the couch with a blanket and a cup of tea, because this episode, Annie and Katie talk about married-lady crushes, poetry before bedtime, and turning off the TV. Summer might be for easy, breezy beach books, but fall is all about slower-paced fiction and re-reading the classics. Here are Annie's fall reading recommendations:
- The Boston Girl by Anita Diamant (releases December 15)
- A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith
- An Old-Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott
- Habits of the House by Faye Weldon
- Anything by Kate Morton
- Dinner: A Love Story by
- I Am Pilgrim by Scott
- Anything by Tana French
- My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgaard
- The Book With No Pictures by B.J. Novak
- Happy City by Charles Montgomery
- A Path Appears by Nicholas Kristof
- This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral by Mark Leibovich
- The Gorgeous Nothings by Emily Dickinson
- This Day by Wendell Berry
Interested in Candletime? This blog post explains. (And, in case you're looking for the perfect autumn candle, Thomasvillians rejoice! The Townie shop has -- in Annie's opinion -- the best selections for the season.)