Thu, 9 February 2017
It's Galentine's Day, so Annie and Chris are answering the question on everyone's mind: What would Leslie Knope read? Also this episode, pipe bombs--the new cooking craze sweeping America?
Thu, 2 February 2017
Annie and Chris chat about public transit, public urination, and all the books they read in January.
Annie is currently reading:
Chris is currently reading:
Thu, 26 January 2017
Annie and Chris get ready for the Bookshelf's upcoming Book Club Fair by discussing their favorite book club picks for 2017 (so far), including:
In Case You Missed It:
Coming in 2017:
Thu, 19 January 2017
Chris and Annie chat with the Bookshelf's new manager, Magali Kent, about missionary work, the proper execution of an eye roll, culture shock, and favorite children's books.
+ Watership Down by Richard Adams
+ Reply All
+ Up and Vanished
Thu, 12 January 2017
2016 is over, but of reading many books there is no end. In this episode, Annie and Chris talk about their resolutions for the new year and challenge one another to read outside of their usual habits--with hypothetically apocalyptic results.
+ Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
+ Rita Dove
+ Claudia Rankine
Thu, 5 January 2017
From the Front Porch celebrates episode 100! Annie and Chris answer listener questions about One Book, My Brilliant Friend, and reading translations.
+ One Book Thomas County website
+ On the Same Page (Decatur, Ga., One Book program)
+ Love It or Loathe It episode ft. My Brilliant Friend
+ Episode ft. Virginia Price
Thu, 29 December 2016
It's time to reflect back on 2016, which means... It's time to recap Annie's favorite books of the year.
+ The Mothers by Brit Bennett
+ Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead
+ Sons and Daughters of Ease and Plenty by Ramona Ausubel
+ Commonwealth by Ann Patched
+ Forty Rooms by Olga Grushin
+ This Is Where You Belong by Melody Warnick
+ When Breath Becomes Air by Paul Kalanithi
+ My Name Is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout
+ Another Day in the Death of America by Gary Yeung
+ You'll Grow Out of It by Jessi Klein
Thu, 15 December 2016
"Grape nuts or sex? It's a no brainer." Food writer and editor Julia Reed popped by the podcast to chat about Southern food culture, holiday entertaining, and mixing politics with pleasure. (You'll hear lots of laughter this episode; Julia's one-liners will have you in stitches.)
+ You can find Julia's piece about Bill and Melinda Gates in the Wall Street Journal Magazine.
+ More about Julia Reed and her books can be found here.
+ Julia was in town for Thomasville's Plantation Wildlife Arts Festival
+ William Trevor short stories
+ Walker Percy
+ Night School by Lee Child
+ The Jealous Kind by James Lee Burke
Thu, 8 December 2016
Annie and Chris work through Annie's books she read in November:
+ Fun Home
+ Scrappy Little Nobody
+ Talking as Fast as I Can
Listen to Anna Kendrick's Nerdist interview here.
Listen to our Love It or Loathe It episode about My Brilliant Friend here.
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Don't forget to leave us a voice message for our upcoming 100th episode: http://www.bookshelfthomasville.com/frontporch.
Thu, 1 December 2016
Annie sits down with podcast regular Hunter McLendon and new voice Emily McKenna to discuss Elena Ferrante's international bestseller My Brilliant Friend.
+ Get an introduction to Emily on her first podcast episode here.
+ Read more about the mystery of Elena Ferrante here.
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