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From the Front Porch

The Bookshelf Thomasville

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From the Front Porch

From the Front Porch

The Bookshelf Thomasville

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Welcome to From the Front Porch, a weekly conversational podcast on books, small business, and life in the South, produced by The Bookshelf, an independent bookstore in Thomasville, Georgia.

Latest Episodes

289 || Our Top Ten of the Year (thus far)

Annie is joined by friend and bookstagrammer from @shelfbyshelf, Hunter, to discuss their top ten reads of the year thus far. The books mentioned in today’s episode are available for purchase from The Bookshelf: Annie’s Top Ten 1. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi 2. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett 3. House Lessons by Erica Bauermeister 4. Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb 5. A Burning by Megha Majumdar 6. The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi 7. Here for It by R. Eric Thomas 8. One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London 9. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid 10. Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix Hunter’s Top Ten 1. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi 2. Fairest by Meredith Talusan 3. Real Life by Brandon Taylor 4. How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang 5. The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi 6. Kept Animals by Kate Milliken 7. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett 8. Shiner by Amy Jo Burns 9. Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid 10. Cleanness by Garth Greenwell and I know You Know Who I Am by Peter Kispert Also mentioned: Memorial by Bryan Washington, Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland, Daddy by Emma Cline, and What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez. A full transcript for today’s episode is available here. 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 Memorial by Bryan Washington, and Hunter is reading A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet. 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 books orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch.

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289 || Our Top Ten of the Year (thus far)

288 || Netflix and Read

Annie is joined this week by cousin, friend and former Bookshelf staffer, Ashley Sherlock. The two will pair books with some of their favorite TV shows. The books discussed today can be purchased online from The Bookshelf: Britt-Marie is Here by Fredrik Backman (matched withTed Lasso on Apple TV+) Long Bright River by Liz Moore (matched with Ozark on Netflix) Three by D.A. Mishani (matched with You on Netflix) Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (matched with Tiger King on Netflix) Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson (matched with Gilmore Girls) I Think You’re Wrong, but I’m Listening by Beth A. Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland (matched with The Politician) Savage News by Jessica Yellin and Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen (matched with The Morning Show on Apple TV+) One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London (matched with Married at First Sight) Musical Chairs by Amy Poeppel and All Adults Here by Emma Straub (matched with Schitts Creek) Layoverland by Gabby Noone, Lincoln in the Bardo by G...

34 min1 w ago
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288 || Netflix and Read

287 || Royals Report: Finding Freedom

Annie is joined by friend and fellow royals aficionado, Courtney Kinsey to discuss the book Finding Freedom. Courtney and her sister Betsy host the podcast, I Do Declare! The book discussed today can be purchased online from The Bookshelf: Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand A full transcript of today's podcast can be found online here. 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 Recommended for You by Laura Silverman, and Courtney is reading The Guest List by Lucy Foley. If you liked what yo...

38 min2 w ago
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287 || Royals Report: Finding Freedom

286 || August Reading Recap

Is August really over? It’s hard to believe it’s that time again, but here we are! This week, Annie recaps her reads during the month of August. All of the books mentioned on today’s podcast can be purchased online at The Bookshelf: Stand All the Way Up by Sophie Hudson Memorial Driveby Natasha Trethewey Musical Chairsby Amy Poeppel Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi Leavethe World Behind by Rumaan Alam The Resisters by Gish Jen 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,...

36 min3 w ago
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286 || August Reading Recap

285 || Books Kids Actually Want to Read

This week, Annie is joined by Olivia, The Bookshelf manager, children and young adult lit specialist and leader of Dumbledore’s Army, to discuss books kids like to read. The books mentioned on today’s podcast are available for purchase through The Bookshelf: Alien Superstar by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver Middle School Bites by Steven Banks Confessions of a Dork Lord by Mike Johnston A Flicker of Courage by Deb Caletti Mightier Than the Sword by Drew Callander and Alana Harrison The Day I Was Erased by Lisa Thompson Voyage of the Frostheart by Jamie Littler The Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer Allies by Alan Gratz Brother's Keeper by Julie Lee The Blackbird Girlsby Anne Blankman Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk Broken Strings by Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer Coo by Kaela Noel 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...

39 minAUG 20
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285 || Books Kids Actually Want to Read

284 || How to Start a Book Club

This week Annie discusses how to start a book club and includes the view point of several of her book club friends. The books mentioned on today’s podcast are available for purchase through The Bookshelf: I'd Rather Be Reading by Ann Bogel The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin Becoming by Michelle Obama Writers and Lovers by Lily King Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Educated by Tara Westover We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter The Almost Sistersby Joshilyn Jackson The Dry by Jane Harper Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok Recursion by Blake Crouch Wild by Cheryl Strayed ExtremelyLoud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller 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’...

43 minAUG 13
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284 || How to Start a Book Club

283 || Lazy Genius Your Bookshelves

This week Annie is joined by special co-host Kendra Adachi of the podcast The Lazy Genius and author of the soon-to-be-released The Lazy Genius Way. The two of them talk bookshelves, pandemic reading habits, and, of course, the release of Kendra’s new book, which you can preorder from The Bookshelf. You can preorder Kendra’s book, which releases on August 11, and then join us for a “Books and Blandly Handsome Men” conversation on August 27. Tickets for the virtual event are $10, or free with the purchase of The Lazy Genius Way 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. Special thanks to Dylan and his team at Studio D Production for sound and editing and for our theme music, which sets the p...

36 minAUG 6
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283 || Lazy Genius Your Bookshelves

282 || July Reading Recap

It’s the end of July already! This week Annie reviews the books she read in July. The books mentioned in Annie’s recap are available online at The Bookshelf: Tiny Imperfections by Alli Frank and Asha Youmans One To Watch by Kate Stayman-London True Story by Kate Reed Petty The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes by Elissa R. Sloan Mary Anne Saves the Day by Ann M. Martin Dawn and the Impossible Three by Ann M. Martin 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. Thi...

28 minJUL 30
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282 || July Reading Recap

281 || Owning a Bookstore: A Reflection

This week, Annie shares her journey of becoming, and being, the owner of The Bookshelf for the past seven years. 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 The Bright Lands by John Fram. 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, an...

35 minJUL 23
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281 || Owning a Bookstore: A Reflection

280 || Casting Call, Vol. 2

This week, Annie and friends Julie Anna Helms and Courtney Kinsey share their casting selections for the characters in Emily Henry’s Beach Read. Please go to Julie Anna’s Instagram account and vote for your casting picks! 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 The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi. Julie Anna is reading Heir Affair, and Courtney is reading A Burning. 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 Pat...

40 minJUL 16
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280 || Casting Call, Vol. 2

Latest Episodes

289 || Our Top Ten of the Year (thus far)

Annie is joined by friend and bookstagrammer from @shelfbyshelf, Hunter, to discuss their top ten reads of the year thus far. The books mentioned in today’s episode are available for purchase from The Bookshelf: Annie’s Top Ten 1. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi 2. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett 3. House Lessons by Erica Bauermeister 4. Nobody Will Tell You This But Me by Bess Kalb 5. A Burning by Megha Majumdar 6. The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi 7. Here for It by R. Eric Thomas 8. One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London 9. Such a Fun Age by Kiley Reid 10. Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix Hunter’s Top Ten 1. Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi 2. Fairest by Meredith Talusan 3. Real Life by Brandon Taylor 4. How Much of These Hills Is Gold by C Pam Zhang 5. The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi 6. Kept Animals by Kate Milliken 7. The Vanishing Half by Brit Bennett 8. Shiner by Amy Jo Burns 9. Such A Fun Age by Kiley Reid 10. Cleanness by Garth Greenwell and I know You Know Who I Am by Peter Kispert Also mentioned: Memorial by Bryan Washington, Florence Adler Swims Forever by Rachel Beanland, Daddy by Emma Cline, and What Are You Going Through by Sigrid Nunez. A full transcript for today’s episode is available here. 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 Memorial by Bryan Washington, and Hunter is reading A Children’s Bible by Lydia Millet. 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 books orders. Just go to patreon.com/fromthefrontporch.

41 min3 d ago
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289 || Our Top Ten of the Year (thus far)

288 || Netflix and Read

Annie is joined this week by cousin, friend and former Bookshelf staffer, Ashley Sherlock. The two will pair books with some of their favorite TV shows. The books discussed today can be purchased online from The Bookshelf: Britt-Marie is Here by Fredrik Backman (matched withTed Lasso on Apple TV+) Long Bright River by Liz Moore (matched with Ozark on Netflix) Three by D.A. Mishani (matched with You on Netflix) Swamplandia! by Karen Russell (matched with Tiger King on Netflix) Red at the Bone by Jacqueline Woodson (matched with Gilmore Girls) I Think You’re Wrong, but I’m Listening by Beth A. Silvers and Sarah Stewart Holland (matched with The Politician) Savage News by Jessica Yellin and Rise and Shine by Anna Quindlen (matched with The Morning Show on Apple TV+) One to Watch by Kate Stayman-London (matched with Married at First Sight) Musical Chairs by Amy Poeppel and All Adults Here by Emma Straub (matched with Schitts Creek) Layoverland by Gabby Noone, Lincoln in the Bardo by G...

34 min1 w ago
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288 || Netflix and Read

287 || Royals Report: Finding Freedom

Annie is joined by friend and fellow royals aficionado, Courtney Kinsey to discuss the book Finding Freedom. Courtney and her sister Betsy host the podcast, I Do Declare! The book discussed today can be purchased online from The Bookshelf: Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand A full transcript of today's podcast can be found online here. 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 Recommended for You by Laura Silverman, and Courtney is reading The Guest List by Lucy Foley. If you liked what yo...

38 min2 w ago
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287 || Royals Report: Finding Freedom

286 || August Reading Recap

Is August really over? It’s hard to believe it’s that time again, but here we are! This week, Annie recaps her reads during the month of August. All of the books mentioned on today’s podcast can be purchased online at The Bookshelf: Stand All the Way Up by Sophie Hudson Memorial Driveby Natasha Trethewey Musical Chairsby Amy Poeppel Finding Freedom by Omid Scobie and Carolyn Durand Transcendent Kingdom by Yaa Gyasi Leavethe World Behind by Rumaan Alam The Resisters by Gish Jen 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,...

36 min3 w ago
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286 || August Reading Recap

285 || Books Kids Actually Want to Read

This week, Annie is joined by Olivia, The Bookshelf manager, children and young adult lit specialist and leader of Dumbledore’s Army, to discuss books kids like to read. The books mentioned on today’s podcast are available for purchase through The Bookshelf: Alien Superstar by Henry Winkler and Lin Oliver Middle School Bites by Steven Banks Confessions of a Dork Lord by Mike Johnston A Flicker of Courage by Deb Caletti Mightier Than the Sword by Drew Callander and Alana Harrison The Day I Was Erased by Lisa Thompson Voyage of the Frostheart by Jamie Littler The Land of Stories series by Chris Colfer Allies by Alan Gratz Brother's Keeper by Julie Lee The Blackbird Girlsby Anne Blankman Echo Mountain by Lauren Wolk Broken Strings by Eric Walters and Kathy Kacer Coo by Kaela Noel 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...

39 minAUG 20
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285 || Books Kids Actually Want to Read

284 || How to Start a Book Club

This week Annie discusses how to start a book club and includes the view point of several of her book club friends. The books mentioned on today’s podcast are available for purchase through The Bookshelf: I'd Rather Be Reading by Ann Bogel The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin Becoming by Michelle Obama Writers and Lovers by Lily King Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles Educated by Tara Westover We Were the Lucky Ones by Georgia Hunter The Almost Sistersby Joshilyn Jackson The Dry by Jane Harper Searching for Sylvie Lee by Jean Kwok Recursion by Blake Crouch Wild by Cheryl Strayed ExtremelyLoud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi The City Baker's Guide to Country Living by Louise Miller 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’...

43 minAUG 13
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284 || How to Start a Book Club

283 || Lazy Genius Your Bookshelves

This week Annie is joined by special co-host Kendra Adachi of the podcast The Lazy Genius and author of the soon-to-be-released The Lazy Genius Way. The two of them talk bookshelves, pandemic reading habits, and, of course, the release of Kendra’s new book, which you can preorder from The Bookshelf. You can preorder Kendra’s book, which releases on August 11, and then join us for a “Books and Blandly Handsome Men” conversation on August 27. Tickets for the virtual event are $10, or free with the purchase of The Lazy Genius Way 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. Special thanks to Dylan and his team at Studio D Production for sound and editing and for our theme music, which sets the p...

36 minAUG 6
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283 || Lazy Genius Your Bookshelves

282 || July Reading Recap

It’s the end of July already! This week Annie reviews the books she read in July. The books mentioned in Annie’s recap are available online at The Bookshelf: Tiny Imperfections by Alli Frank and Asha Youmans One To Watch by Kate Stayman-London True Story by Kate Reed Petty The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi A Very Punchable Face by Colin Jost The Unraveling of Cassidy Holmes by Elissa R. Sloan Mary Anne Saves the Day by Ann M. Martin Dawn and the Impossible Three by Ann M. Martin 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. Thi...

28 minJUL 30
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282 || July Reading Recap

281 || Owning a Bookstore: A Reflection

This week, Annie shares her journey of becoming, and being, the owner of The Bookshelf for the past seven years. 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 The Bright Lands by John Fram. 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, an...

35 minJUL 23
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281 || Owning a Bookstore: A Reflection

280 || Casting Call, Vol. 2

This week, Annie and friends Julie Anna Helms and Courtney Kinsey share their casting selections for the characters in Emily Henry’s Beach Read. Please go to Julie Anna’s Instagram account and vote for your casting picks! 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 The Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi. Julie Anna is reading Heir Affair, and Courtney is reading A Burning. 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 Pat...

40 minJUL 16
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280 || Casting Call, Vol. 2
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