From the Front Porch
About This Show
Welcome to "From the Front Porch," a collection of conversations on books, small business, and life in the South. Each week, we share stories from the shop and happenings from our small town in South Georgia, all recorded from the comfort of Annie's front porch settled among the streets of downtown Thomasville. Follow along our adventures in store ownership, and eavesdrop into quirky conversations from our staff's day-to-day behind the counter. We'll introduce you to Thomasville's diverse cast of characters and share our favorite books of the season.
Most Recent Episode
Episode 167 || Bookshelf Reading Challenge 2018
2 days ago
It's time to forge ahead into the wild unknown. Are you ready to earn 20% off an Bookshelf purchase? Follow along with Chris and Annie as they explain the terms of this year's Bookshelf Reading Challenge! Also, do we sound different? Mentioned this week: + Heating and Cooling by Beth Ann Fennelly + The End We Start From by Megan Hunter + Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck + Junie B. Jones by Barbara Park + Encyclopedia Brown by Daniel J. Sobol + The All of a Kind Family by Sydney Taylor + The Familiar Enemy by Ardis Butterfield + Devil in the White City by Erik Larsen + Dead Wake by Erik Larsen + Tale of Two Americas by various + A Colony in a Nation by Chris Hayes + The Evangelicals by Frances FitzGerald + Prairie Fires by Caroline Fraser + Hidden Figures by Margot Lee Shetterly + Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow + The Invisible Library by Genevieve Cogman + The Oracle Year by Charles Soule + Arrival by Ted Chiang + How to Live Safely in a Science-Fictional Universe by Charles Yu + The Book of Strange New Things by Michael Faber + Dark Matter by Blake Crouch + Out of the Silent Planet by C. S. Lewis + The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien + A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'Engle + Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer + Ready Player One by Ernest Cline + Black Panther by various + The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood + Big Little Lies by Lianne Moriarty + Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng + Far from the Tree by Robin Benway + Emergency Contact by Mary H. K. Choi + The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas + Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell + When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Menon + Difficult Women by Roxane Gay + Hunger by Roxane Gay + Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adiche + Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi + The Mothers by Brit Bennett + The Color of Water by James McBride + My Brilliant Friend by Elena Ferrante + Tangerine by Christine Mangan + The Hospital by Ahmed Bouanani + You, Me, Everything by Catherine Isaac + Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery + Emily of New Moon by L. M. Montgomery + The Dry by Jane Harper + Beautiful Ruins by Jess Walter + To Dance with the White Dog by Terry Kay + Ecology of a Cracker Childhood by Janisse Ray + Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt + Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson + An American Marriage by + Reunion by Hannah Pittard + Sean of the South by Sean Dietrich + Portrait of the Alcoholic by Kaveh Akbar + Calling a Wolf a Wolf by Kaveh Akbar + French Milk by Lucy Knisley + Displacement by Lucy Knisley + Last Things by Marissa Moss + Rosalie Lightning by Tom Hart + Blankets by Craig Thompson + Fun Home by Alison Bechdel + Nimona by Noelle Stevenson + Lumberjanes by Noelle Stevenson + Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson This episode is sponsored by the Thomasville Entertainment Foundation. Learn more at their website. We talked about poetry with Will Fargason and Ruth Baumann in Episode 114. Thanks, as always, to Forlorn Strangers for the use of our theme music. Learn and listen more here. Listen to a full back catalogue of our show here, and, if you're interested in some exclusive content like What Annie Didn't Finish, consider supporting us on Patreon here.
Rated 5 out of
Fantastic show for book lovers
What a fantastic show for book lovers! I am not local to Thomasville, but I love hearing about Annie and Chris’s book recommendations and life in the South. Now that the podcast is available on Stitcher, I am enjoying listening to old episodes as well! This show is one of my favorites and I highly recommend it for anyone who loves books and reading. What a gem!
Date published: 2017-06-22
Rated 5 out of
Fun to listen to
I tend to listen to this while at work. I'm an accountant and able to listen to podcasts at work. I have a TBR list at work from you guys about all the books I'm missing. I love having a different perspective from a book seller and it's fun to learn more about that business, because who doesn't want to be the book owner in You've Got Mail? As close as I will most likely ever get to being a bookseller. Thank you so much for this podcast from Maine!!
Date published: 2017-11-20
Rated 5 out of
Book Recommendations and Virtual Friends
This podcast is one of the few I listen to - it is ideal for booklovers who are wondering if there's anyone else out there that think about what to read, how you read, why you re-read. It has made me feel better about my book-nerdom in adulthood. Plus, Annie and Chris make insightful recommendations. They're always honest but fair.
Date published: 2017-08-08