From the Front Porch
325 || Reading to Understand with Sharon Says So

325 || Reading to Understand with Sharon Says So

June 17, 2021

This week, Annie is joined by America’s government teacher, Sharon McMahon. Sharon is the mastermind behind the Instagram account Sharon Says So. She and Annie tackle how best to read to understand, how fiction helps cultivate empathy, and why becoming a lifelong learner is so important..

The books mentioned in this week’s episode can be purchased from The Bookshelf.

Sharon’s favorite podcasts:

Sharon’s suggested press reading:

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

A full transcript of today’s episode can be found here.

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 Beautiful World, Where Are You by Sally Rooney and Sharon is reading Empire of Pain by Patrick Radden Keefe.

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 media mail shipping on all your online book orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch.

We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.

324 || The Kids’ Table: Summer

324 || The Kids’ Table: Summer

June 10, 2021

Listen in this week as Annie and guest, cousin and Bookshelf Community Manager, Ashley Sherlock chat about their Summer reading, listening, watching and buying lists.

The books mentioned in this week’s episode can be purchased from The Bookshelf.

Reading:

Watching:

  • Mare of Easttown

  • Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar

  • Law and Order: SVU

  • Friends: The Reunion

Listening:

You can join The Bookshelf on Libro.fm!

Buying:

  • Iced chai latte with vanilla sweet cream cold foam and cinnamon dolce syrup from Starbucks

  • The Common Room Shop

  • Pickleball set

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

A full transcript of today’s episode can be found here.

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 Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C. Ford and Ashley is reading Somebody’s Daughter by Ashley C. Ford.

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 media mail shipping on all your online book orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch.

We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.

323 || Nostalgia Reading

323 || Nostalgia Reading

June 3, 2021

This week the co-hosts of The Bookshelf’s I Want It That YA book club, Lucy Stoltzfus, also The Bookshelf's online sales coordinator and Olivia Schaffer, shop manager, join Annie to discuss nostalgia reading.

The books mentioned in today’s episode are available for purchase at The Bookshelf:

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

A full transcript of today’s episode can be found here.

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 Razorblade Tears by S.A. Cosby. Olivia is reading Holdout by Jeffrey Kluger, and Lucy is reading Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr. 

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 media mail shipping on all your online book orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch.

We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.

322 || May Reading Recap

322 || May Reading Recap

May 27, 2021

This week Annie recaps her May reads.

The books mentioned on today’s episode are available at The Bookshelf:

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

A full transcript of today’s episode can be found here.

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 Finding Freedom by Erin French.

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 media mail shipping on all your online book orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch.

We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.

321 || Literary Therapy, Vol. 7

321 || Literary Therapy, Vol. 7

May 20, 2021

This week Annie is answering listeners' literary conundrums in this episode of Literary Therapy.

The books mentioned on today’s episode are available at The Bookshelf:

  • Little Women by Louisa May Alcott
  • Ramona and Beezus by Beverly Cleary
  • A Deadly Education
  • The Extraordinaries by TJ Klune
  • House on the Cerulean Sea
  • Once and Future Witches
  • The Night Circus
  • Cinder
  • The Scorpio Races
  • The Caraval series
  • Devil and the Dark Water
  • Piranesi
  • House on Vesper Sands
  • Sorrow & Bliss
  • Brood
  • Early Morning Riser
  • Crying in H Mart
  • Take Me Home Tonight
  • The Best Babysitters Ever series
  • Olympus, Texas by Stacey Swann
  • Competitive Grieving by Nora Zelavansky
  • Musical Chairs by Amy Poeppel
  • Good Company 
  • Everyone in This Room Will Someday Be Dead by Emily Austin
  • Somebody's Daughter by Ashley Ford
  • The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi
  • Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli
  • In the Country We Love: My Family Divided by Diane Guerrero
  • A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende
  • With The Fire On High by Elizabeth Acevedo
  • Rules for Visiting
  • The Other’s Gold
  • Young Jane Young
  • Savage News
  • Hello, Sunshine
  • Rise & Shine
  • The Dutch House
  • Low Country
  • Late Migrations
  • Ruby & Roland
  • A Station on the Path to Somewhere Better
  • Fresh Water for Flowers
  • Five Tuesdays in Winter
  • The Harpy
  • Milk Blood Heat
  • The Dragons, the Giant, the Women
  • All the Water I've Seen Is Running
  • Britt-Marie Was Here
  • Olive, Again
  • This Is Your Life, Harriet Chance
  • The Ride of Her Life
  • City of Girls
  • Hannah Coulter
  • State of Wonder
  • Afterlife by Julia Alvarez
  • Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows

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

A full transcript of today’s episode can be found here.

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 Home Stretch by Graham Norton.

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 media mail shipping on all your online book orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch.

We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.

320 || Faith Books, Part Deux

320 || Faith Books, Part Deux

May 13, 2021

This week Annie is joined by friend and bookstagrammer (@shelfbyshelf) Hunter McLendon to discuss faith books.

The books mentioned on today’s episode are available at The Bookshelf:

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

A full transcript of today’s episode can be found here.

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 Great Circle by Maggie Shipstead and Hunter is reading Crying in H Mart by Michelle Zauner.

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 media mail shipping on all your online book orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch.

We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.

319 || April Reading Recap

319 || April Reading Recap

May 6, 2021

This week Annie recaps and reviews her April reads.

The books mentioned in this week’s episode can be purchased from The Bookshelf:

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

A full transcript of today’s episode can be found here.

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 The Final Revival of Opal and Nev by Dawnie Walton.

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 media mail shipping on all your online book orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch.

We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.

318 || Casting Call, Vol. 4

318 || Casting Call, Vol. 4

April 29, 2021

Annie is joined by her casting experts, Courtney Kinsey, FTFP royals correspondent and co-host of the podcast I Do Declare; and Julie Anna Helms, @julieannareads on Instagram and creator of Who Would You Cast? polls. The three are casting One to Watch this week.

One to Watch is available for purchase at The Bookshelf, and you can cast your votes on our castings on Julie Anna’s Instagram stories on Sunday.

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

A full transcript of today’s episode can be found here.

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 Gold Diggers by Sanjena Sathian. Julie Anna is reading Project Hail Mary by Andy Weir, and Courtney Kinsey is reading Rodham by Curtis Sittenfeld.

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 media mail shipping on all your online book orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch.

We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.

317 || Indie Bookstore Day

317 || Indie Bookstore Day

April 22, 2021

Listen in this week as Annie and The Bookshelf staffers celebrate Independent Bookstore Day by sharing their favorite things about indie bookstores and the books they love to sell.

The books mentioned in this week’s episode can be purchased from The Bookshelf.

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

A full transcript of today’s episode can be found here.

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 The Trouble with Hating You by Sajni Patel.

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 media mail shipping on all your online book orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch.

We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.

316 || The Kids’ Table: Spring

316 || The Kids’ Table: Spring

April 15, 2021

Listen in this week as Annie and guest, cousin and Bookshelf Community Manager, Ashley Sherlock chat about their Spring reading, listening, watching and buying lists.

The books mentioned in this week’s episode can be purchased from The Bookshelf.

Reading:

Watching:

Listening:

Buying:

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

A full transcript of today’s episode can be found here.

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 Kisses and Croissants by by Anne-Sophie Jouhanneau and Ashley is reading Good Company by Cynthia D’Aprix Sweeney.

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 media mail shipping on all your online book orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch.

We’re so grateful for you, and we look forward to meeting back here next week.

Podbean App

Play this podcast on Podbean App