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We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into.

We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into.
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We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and schools. Hear about the best books we've read, get personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into.

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Ep. #220 - Paula McLain

4/23/2018
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On today's episode, Jill is joined by bestselling author Paula McLain to discuss her new book Love & Ruin. This follow-up to her earlier novel The Paris Wife, Love & Ruin follows Ernest Hemingway's third wife, Martha Gellhorn. Episode was recorded Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Denver Convention Center Say Hello! Find us on Instagram and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com Music "Buddy" provided royalty free from...

Duration:00:32:38

Ep. #219 - OverDrive's Summer Read Program!

4/19/2018
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On today's episode, Christina joins Adam and Jill to talk all about this year's Summer Read program! This annual program is designed to encourage students to keep reading all year long and runs June 6th - July 18th. Our school partners interested in participating can find more information -- including a marketing kit -- at resources.overdrive.com/summer-read Titles in 2018 Summer Read Program Man Sponge Saves the Day by Sarah Wilson The Earth Kingdom Chronicles: The Tale of Aang by...

Duration:00:34:30

Ep. #218: Tricia Levenseller, author of the Daughter of the Pirate King duology

4/16/2018
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On today's episode, Adam bonds with YA fantasy author Tricia Levenseller over their shared loved of pirates and vikings while getting into the incredible world she's created in both Daughter of the Pirate King and Daughter of the Siren Queen. They discuss a pirate cruise Tricia went on as well as their mutual adoration for Pirates of the Caribbean. Join us, Maytee! Say Hello! Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at...

Duration:00:31:08

Ep: #217 - Read Harder Challenge Part 2

4/12/2018
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We're back with more recommendations for Book Riot's 2018 Read Harder Challenge! Today we are tackling: A classic of genre fiction A book you can read in one sitting An essay anthology An assigned book you hated (or didn't finish) The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien Watership Down by Richard Adams Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Brave New World by Aldous Huxley The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie The Old man and the Sea by Ernest hemingway We have...

Duration:00:41:13

Ep. #216 - Nathaniel Philbrick

4/9/2018
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Today on the podcast, Jill is joined by National Book Award winning author Nathaniel Philbrick about his re-released memoir Second Wind. Nathaniel talks about his history with sailing and what made him write Second Wind, and also discusses some of his historical books including In the Heart of the Sea. Say Hello! Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com Music "Buddy" provided royalty...

Duration:00:28:23

Ep. #215 - Spring Picks with Nancy Pearl

4/5/2018
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Our friend Nancy Pearl is back with some book picks for spring! Books mentioned in this episode Greeks Bearing Gifts by Philip Kerr Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee A Necessary Evil by Abir Mukherjee The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai The Hundred Year House by Rebecca Makkai Say Hello! Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at...

Duration:00:19:34

Ep. 214- Regina Brett

4/2/2018
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On today's episode, Cleveland journalist and bestselling author stops by the office to sit down with Adam for a wide-ranging conversation about everything from being a 20 year cancer survivor, creating books out of newspaper columns and much more. They chat about how beautiful quotes stick with us and what words mean to us as readers. Take a listen! Music "Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com Podcast Overview We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and...

Duration:00:39:30

Ep. 213: April's Biggest Books

3/29/2018
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On today's episode Adam is back in the office from a whole bunch of travels just in time for our April book picks! Join in as Jill and Adam get a little weird talking Zelda, Duck Tales and, of course, the books they're most excited about coming out this month! Books mentioned in this episode Circe by Madeline Miller The Geraldo Show by Geraldo Rivera Noir by Christopher Moore My Lady's Choosing by Kitty Curran and Larissa Zageris Rebound by Kwame Brown Sunny by Jason...

Duration:00:30:09

Ep. #212 - Big Library Read interview with Jennifer McGaha

3/26/2018
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Big Library Read is back! The latest pick for our global eBook club is Flat Broke with Two Goats by Jennifer McGaha. On today's episode, Jennifer joins the Professional Book Nerds and discusses her experience living in a 100-year-old cabin, learning how to homestead and farm on the fly and raise goats. Jennifer explains how she came to live in the cabin and how it truly became the home she never knew she needed. For more information about BLR, visit BigLibraryRead.com Say Hello! Find...

Duration:00:33:51

Ep. #211 -- Claire Handscombe from the Brit Lit Podcast

3/22/2018
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It's a podcast within a podcast! Adam and Jill have a conversation with Claire Handscombe, podcaster behind the Brit Lit Podcast. She is also the author of the upcoming book Unbound. The trio discuss book trends between the US and the UK and also talk the West Wing, as Claire is a huge fan. Find Claire and her podcast at the following sites: https://britlitblog.com/ https://twitter.com/BritLitPodcast https://twitter.com/ClaireLyman You can also contribute to her Unbound crowdfunding...

Duration:00:32:04

Ep. #210 - Interview with Steve Hofstetter

3/19/2018
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In today's episode, Adam sits down with stand-up comedian Steve Hofstetter about his new book Ginger Kid. Say Hello! Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com Music "Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com Podcast Overview We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks...

Duration:00:43:27

Ep. #209 - Interview with Jonathan Miles, SJP's latest Book Club Central Pick!

3/15/2018
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In today's episode, Jill and Adam speak with Jonathan Miles, author of Anatomy of a Miracle, the latest Sarah Jessica Parker ALA Book Club Central Pick. They discuss Jonathan's writing process, his background as a journalist, and Cleveland! Say Hello! Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com Music "Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com Podcast Overview We're not just book...

Duration:00:34:56

Ep. #208 - Jane Yolen, Children's Literature legend!

3/12/2018
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No matter what your age, chances are you grew up reading Jane Yolen's books. She is a children's literature institution who has been compared to Aesop and Hans Christian Andersen and countless generations learned to read through her stories. This month, she released her 365th (!!) book and so we're celebrating a Year of Jane Yolen. Listen in as she describes the process of creating books for children of all ages and why she still loves doing it. Say Hello! Find OverDrive on Facebook at...

Duration:00:44:19

Ep. 207 -- Killer Thrillers!

3/8/2018
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Jill is back with Rachel, Emma, and Kristin are with some of their latest thriller and suspense picks! Many of these aren't published yet, so be sure to put them on hold now and be first in line. Books Mentioned In This Episode: Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney The Flight Attendant by Chris Boujion Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands by Chris Boujilion The Perfect Nanny by Leila Slimani Our Kind of Cruelty by Araminta Hall Bring Me Back by BA Paris The Death of Mrs. Westaway by Ruth...

Duration:00:31:05

Ep. #206 - Tomi Adeyemi, author of Children of Blood and Bone!

3/5/2018
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On today's episode we FINALLY share our interview with Tomi Adeyemi, author of the YA Fantasy phenomenon, Children of Blood and Bone. Adam and Tomi discuss how the events of society inspired her stories, realizing that she was writing characters that looked nothing like her and the misconception that she is an "overnight" success. Every second of this conversation was memorable and Tomi is a generational talent in the literary world. Go read her book! Say Hello! Find OverDrive on...

Duration:00:47:14

Ep. #205 - March's Biggest Books

3/1/2018
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It's our monthly book round up episode! Adam and Jill discuss the March books they can't wait to read and also offer some recommendations based on the books they are both currently reading. Books Mentioned In This Episode Unmasked by Andrew Lloyd Webber Children of Blood and Bone by Tomi Adeyemi The Merry Spinster by Mallory Ortberg Tangerine by Christine Mangan Sometimes I Lie by Alice Feeney Fresh Water by Awkaeke Emezi Speak No Evil by Uzodinma Iweala Everything Is Horrible and...

Duration:00:37:11

Ep. #204 - Carter Wilson

2/26/2018
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Today's episode features bestselling author Carter Wilson. His latest book Mister Tender's Girl -- based on the Slenderman Stabbings -- is out now. Carter and Jill discuss Carter's writing process, comic books, and the balance that comes when writing a fictional book based on actual events. Interview was record on February 11, 2018 at the Denver Convention Center. Say Hello! Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at...

Duration:00:29:43

Ep. #203 - Fantastic Fantasy!

2/22/2018
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Adam is joined by Christina (hello, Hi!), Sarah and Briana to chat about some Fantasy novels (and series) they've been loving lately and even a few coming soon they are hyped about. We've got thoughts on world building, love triangles and naming conventions... Take a listen! Books mentioned in this episode The Young Elites by Marie Lu Warcross by Marie Lu War Storm by Victoria Aveyard A Court of Thrones and Roses by Sarah J. Maas Queen of Hearts by Colleen Oakes The Age of Legends...

Duration:00:31:24

Ep. #202 - Interview with Matt Haig, author of How To Stop Time

2/19/2018
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Jill is back from Denver and ALA Midwinter, where she did several author interviews, including this one with Matt Haig, author of How To Stop Time. Interview was recorded on February 10, 2018 at the Denver Convention Center. Say Hello! Find us on Instagram and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com Music "Buddy" provided royalty free from www.bensound.com Podcast Overview We're not just book nerds: we're professional book nerds and the...

Duration:00:23:31

Ep. 201: Together We Read Canada book club author Dennis Bock!

2/17/2018
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On today's special episode, we're interviewing the author of the Together We Read Canada book club, Dennis Bock. His novel, The Communist's Daughter, was selected by OverDrive's Canadian users as their national book club selection and we sat down with him to discuss the book. Together We Read is a Digital Book Club being featured through participating libraries in Canada from February 15 – March 1, 2018. The club connects readers all across Canada with the same eBook, at the same time....

Duration:00:32:43

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