Thu, 20 February 2020
Today, Annie is diving into listeners’ bookish dilemmas with some literary therapy. Topics include romance novels, tackling nonfiction, genre shame, and, of course, Little Women. Pretend Annie is coming to you live from Seattle, because she is Annie Jones, and she is listening.
Bossy Pants by Tina Fey
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? by Mindy Kaling
I'll Be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule
You Never Forget Your First by Alexis Coe
Dead Wake by Erik Larson
The Devil in the White City by Erik Larson
Inheritance by Dani Shapiro
Wild Game by Adrienne Brodeur
The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls
Know My Name by Chanel Miller
I Miss You When I Blink by Mary Laura Philpott
Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Americana by Bhu Srinivasan
An American Marriage by Tayari Jones
Picking Cotton by Jennifer Thompson-Cannino
27 Dresses by Jesse Russell
Olive Again by Elizabeth Strout
The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry
10 Blind Dates by Ashley Elston
What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum
Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes
Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
Meg, Jo, Beth, Amy by Ann Boyd Rioux
March Sisters by Kate Bolick, Jenny Zhang, Carmen Maria Machado & Jane Smiley
Meg and Jo by Virginia Kantra
From the Front Porch is a weekly podcast production of The Bookshelf, an independent bookstore in South Georgia. You can follow The Bookshelf’s daily happenings on Instagram at @bookshelftville, and all the books from today’s episode can be purchased online through our store website, www.bookshelfthomasville.com.
Special thanks to Dylan and his team at Studio D production for sound and editing and for our theme music, which sets the perfect warm and friendly tone for our Thursday conversations.
This week, Annie is reading Handle with Care by Lore Ferguson Wilbert.
If you liked what you heard on today’s episode, tell us by leaving a review on iTunes. Or, if you’re so inclined, support us on Patreon, where you can hear our staff’s weekly New Release Tuesday conversations, read full book reviews in our monthly Shelf Life newsletter, follow along as Hunter and I conquer a classic, and receive free shipping on all your online orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch. We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.
Thu, 21 September 2017
Annie, Hunter, and Emily are back with another volume of Love It or Loathe It, our show within a show in which we have a book club-style discussion about a divisive book. This week: When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon.
Thu, 7 September 2017
Welcome to the brand new month of September! School is back in session, Fall is (kinda-sorta) in the air, and change is afoot. Check out our new podcast website and see all the new, special content we've been making just for you! Also, Nick and Vanessa? Donezo.
Direct download: Episode_135____Campus_Tour__Nothing_Stays_the_Same.m4a
Category:general -- posted at: 6:00am EST
Thu, 31 August 2017
August is over, and we're ready to celebrate. Annie and Chris are back to talk about the books they read in August, despite--or maybe in spite of--how terrible the month of August is. Also, can the old Taylor please come to the phone?
Thu, 25 February 2016
Annie and Bookshelf staffer Chris share their love for the Oscars and this year's Oscar-inspired books, plus they chat briefly about Harper Lee and what her death means to the literary world.
Thu, 1 October 2015
Annie chats with the ladies from Open Door Adoption Agency -- Lauren Fielding and Sarah Taylor -- about adoption, Bob Goff, and life in Thomasville. Bob Goff is headed to The Bookshelf on October 1; come snag a copy of his bestselling book Love Does and get it signed!
(Like what you heard about Open Door Adoption? Consider donating to their endowment or making a monthly financial commitment to their organization here.)
Thu, 13 August 2015
Annie chats with Florida State University entrepreneur-in-residence Christine Nieves; the two discuss porch swings and creativity, the importance of connection, and life in the new South (hint: it's a lot of storytelling and hard work). Christine also lists her favorite spots in Tallahassee and Thomasville: Quarter Moon Imports, Black Dog, Ripe City Urban Farm, Railroad Square, Fermentation Lounge, Grasslands Brewery, Jonah's, and Sweet Grass Dairy.
Rate and review From the Front Porch on iTunes here.
Thu, 2 July 2015
Annie lists the books she read in June, including The Rocks by Peter Nichols, The Royal We by Heather Cocks and Jessica Morgan, and Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. (This episode also includes references to the Emily books by L.M. Montgomery and The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker.
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, 23 July 2014
It's 100 degrees here, which means it's time to dream of beach umbrellas and fruity drinks. In Episode 3 of From the Front Porch, Annie and Katie rattle off their favorite books to bring on summer vacation, but they also debate the age-old question: Do we read for purpose or pleasure (or a little bit of both)? They tackle that oh-so-controversial Slate article, and Annie defends reading YA literature -- in moderation, of course. (Special thanks this episode to our editing + sound guru, TJ Poole, who keeps this little operation afloat. Techies are our BFF.)
Mon, 16 June 2014
Jodi gives Annie the scoop on which Georgia farms will let you spend the night and how to shop at a Farmer's Market. From pig farms and corn mazes to tractor pulls and pumpkin patches, Jodi will give you the 411 on Georgia agri-tourism.