Bonus reading: Ronda Rich on why shopping for books in person is always better, John Green on the future of bookselling , why Millennials like to read paper books , and " The Health of the Independent Bookstore.
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This episode, Annie reviews the books she read in January eight in all A free soundtrack inspired by Donald Miller's new book, Scary Close , is available here. More about Carrie Rollwagen's The Localist can be found here. In this episode , Annie interviews fellow entrepreneur Cadence Kidwell, owner of the new knitting shop The Fuzzy Goat, located in downtown Thomasville, Georgia. They talk about adjusting to entrepreneurship, living in a small town, and knitting vs.
Pay her a visit, and take a class! We're back with Episode 11 of From the Front Porch! This episode, Annie is joined by Bookshelf staffers Sidney and Rebekah ; they're talking about the new suspense novel The Girl on the Train -- a book readers are calling the next Gone Girl. They'll talk about whether that's a fair assessment, and why the book would make a fun book club read.
Not discussed? Author Paula Hawkin's ingenious way of marking time in the novel -- perhaps the staff's favorite characteristic of the book. For information about the author, British journalist Paula Hawkins, Annie recommends this BookPage article , where she first heard about the book. Curious about what the experts are saying? This New York Times review should do the trick. Hey, book clubs: Penguin's done the work for you. Here's a book club discussion guide.
Sidney liked Gone Girl better, but truthfully, these are two pretty different novels. Like what you hear? Rate this podcast on iTunes. We're back after a holiday hiatus!
This episode , Annie and Katie discuss their reading resolutions and their words of the year. Any books in particular you'd recommend? Tips for hosting your own can be found on Cup of Jo. Need help getting started? Annie and Jordan use this for their end-of-year review. Take the survey here.
And, as always, you can follow along with The Bookshelf's adventures on Facebook , Twitter , and Instagram! Annie interviews Sidney Webb, communications specialist at The Bookshelf. Join our imaginary petition? Rebekah and Annie chat about that ever-controversial topic: Is the book better than the movie? Join us! Snuggle up on the couch with a blanket and a cup of tea, because this episode, Annie and Katie talk about married-lady crushes, poetry before bedtime, and turning off the TV. Summer might be for easy, breezy beach books, but fall is all about slower-paced fiction and re-reading the classics.
Looking for more seasonal reads? Check out Anne Bogel's blog, Modern Mrs.
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Darcy , where she's published a great list of autumn-inspired suggestions. If spooky reads are your thing this month, listen to the latest episode of Books on the Nightstand ; Ann and Michael discuss their favorite creepy books of the season. Interested in Candletime? This blog post explains. And, in case you're looking for the perfect autumn candle, Thomasvillians rejoice! The Townie shop has -- in Annie's opinion -- the best selections for the season.
Last, but not least, film lovers: Covey Film Festival is here!
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Check out a full list of films, and stock up on the books that inspired the movies; we've got a display devoted to them in the shop! In this episode, Annie and her attorney husband Jordan discuss the ramifications of wrongful convictions, a topic central to the plot of Picking Cotton , this year's One Book selection for Thomas County. For the uninitiated, One Book programs celebrate literacy by encouraging entire communities to read the same book; this month, Thomas County is reading the bestselling memoir Picking Cotton.
Later in this episode, Katie and Annie list their top One Book suggestions for your community and for future Thomas County One Book programs -- it's a more difficult decision than you might think! And, for some extra credit:. Take the quiz to find out. Spoiler alert: Annie didn't make the cut. Maybe there's a One Book program in your city! Check the Library of Congress' listing here. Tickets are on sale now!
Purchase online here. The podcast is back this month after a brief summer hiatus, and Annie and Katie are talking about their favorite books on education. They're covering Montessori schools and the importance of playing outside, plus how big a role technology plays in today's classrooms. And, this month, Annie's introducing shownotes -- a rundown of everything discussed in this episode. What you need to watch : The Up Series , a BBC documentary that follows a group of children from the age of seven until present day.
Katie's intrigued by Bill Gates' Big History Project , which aims to give students of all ages an over-arching picture of our world's history. Check it out here. Turns out intellect is only a small part of how we learn and succeed. David Brooks talks about the "mental virtues" in this article in the New York Times. Let's lighten up with a look at how our vocabulary is shaped and what words make up your fingerprint. Annie sat down with author CJ Hauser to discuss the ups and downs of living in a small town and what it means to be a "from away" read: someone not from here.
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