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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. #292 - Give the gift of reading: Helping listeners shop for their book lovers

12/13/2018
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On today's episode, Adam is joined by three of OverDrive's staff librarians to answer a few of the book request emails we've received over the last few weeks. Emma, Kristin, and Maria do not disappoint. Check out all these amazing books! Books our librarians (and Adam) are reading: My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite An Anonymous Girl by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen The First Conspiracy by Brad Meltzer Historical Fiction with a Medical Slant The Midwife of...

Duration:00:53:57

Ep. #291 - Kari Lynn Dell, author of Mistletoe in Texas

12/10/2018
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Today’s episode is sponsored by Sourcebooks and Sourcebooks Casablanca and features a conversation with romance suspense writer Kari Lynn Dell whose contemporary western romance series Texas Rodeo includes Reckless in Texas, Tangled in Texas, Tougher in Texas, Fearless in Texas and the new holiday special Mistletoe in Texas. Kari brings a lifetime of personal experience as a horse trainer and rodeo competitor to her writing about the exciting, dangerous – and romantic -- world of the Texas...

Duration:00:53:40

Ep. #290 - Best audiobooks of 2018 with Robin Witten

12/6/2018
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On today's episode, Robin Witten from Audiofile Magazine and the Behind the Mic podcast joins us to talk about the absolute best audiobooks of the year. Behind the Mic is a daily podcast where you can get quick audiobook recommendations across multiple genres. It's a must listen for any fellow audiobook nerd. Subscribe to it today!

Duration:00:30:48

Ep. #289 - Katie Ruggle, Suspense Romance writer extraordinaire!

12/3/2018
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Today's episode is sponsored by Sourcebooks and Sourcebooks Casablanca and features a conversation with romance suspense writer Katie Ruggle. Katie's newest book is Rocky Mountain Cowboy Christmas, the first in the new Rocky Mountain Cowboy series which brings pulse-pounding romantic suspense to a cowboy’s Colorado Christmas. You’ll love the four books in her most recent series Rocky Mountain K9 Unit about K9 officers, their trusty dogs and the women they swear to protect. Track down...

Duration:00:41:43

Ep. #288 -- December's Biggest Books

11/29/2018
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December is right around the corner and Jill and Adam are here with their top picks for next month! Books mentioned in this episode: Once Upon a River by Diane Setterfield Born to be Posthumous by Mark Dery Pandemic by Robin Cook The Dakota Winters by Tom Barbash Art Matters by Neil Gaiman and Chris Riddell We are the Nerds by Christine Lagorio-Chafkin The Noma Guide to Fermentation Guide by Rene Redzepi The Mansion by Ezekiel Boone Light Years by Kass Morgan The Disasters by MK...

Duration:00:32:04

Ep. #287 - Alan Cumming Redux

11/26/2018
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Today's episode is a bit of a flashback as Jill and Adam pull an old episode from the archives. In this case, the amazing and incredible ALAN CUMMING OMG. Original episode was #73 back in December 2016, so for longtime listeners hope you enjoy this Monday rewind and for new listeners, enjoy this interview! Say Hello! Find us on Instagram and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com Music "Buddy" provided royalty free from...

Duration:01:03:36

Ep. #286 - Thankful Thursday! Spoiler alert: we are thankful for YOU, our listeners!

11/22/2018
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Today's episode is being released on Thanksgiving in the United States and Adam and Jill decide to talk about what they are thankful for which is OUR AMAZING AND AWESOME LISTENERS! They share emails and reviews from some listeners. Reach out to us at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com with your own questions and comments and maybe you'll also get an on air shout out on a future episode. Say Hello! Find us on Instagram and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at...

Duration:00:28:08

Ep. #285: Stuart Turton, Author of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle

11/19/2018
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On today's episode, Jill and Adam interview Stuart Turton, author of the phenomenally mysterious The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle. We discuss his passion for Agatha Christie, how to make a murder mystery that lives up to her legacy, editing this masterpiece, why it's named differently in the U.S. and the U.K. and so much more. This novel is a masterpiece of intrigue and Stuart is a delight. Today's episode is sponsored by Sourcebooks, publishers of The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn...

Duration:00:38:35

Ep. #284 - ~So you say you want a RESOLUTION~

11/15/2018
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On today's episode, Jill and Adam look back at how they're doing on their 2018 reading resolutions, discuss the different ways they handle depression and provide a bunch of different ideas for setting 2019 reading goals. Books Adam and Jill have read lately: The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish The Greatest Love Story Ever Told by Megan Mullally & Nick Offerman The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie Forest of a Thousand Lanterns by Julie C. Dao The Dark...

Duration:00:25:35

Ep. 283: Fiona Davis, author of The Masterpiece

11/12/2018
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Former guest and friend of the podcast Fiona Davis returns to talk about her latest book, The Masterpiece 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 staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks available through public libraries and...

Duration:00:23:07

Don't Blink or you'll miss this wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey Doctor Who comics episode!

11/8/2018
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Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Andrew James, Managing and Launch Editor for Titan Comics. Andrew manages the Doctor Who series of Titan Comics and both Whovians nerd out about The Doctor and his (or her!) companions and Andrew gives listeners a peek behind the curtain of comic production. For our library friends listening, you can save 75% on Titan Comics Doctor Who series by visiting Marketplace between now and November 25, 2018! If you've been thinking about adding Titan...

Duration:00:36:22

Ep. #281: Ngozi Ukazu, creator of the Check, Please! comics

11/5/2018
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What do hockey, baking, vlogging and comics have in common? They're all a part of what makes Ngozi so amazing! She is the creator of Check, Please! the fabulous web comic that took kickstarter by storm and is now available to purchase and borrow as complete collections of the stories of Bitty and his hockey adventures. Ngozi chats with Adam about where the idea came from for Check, Please! and how she creates each episode. She also guesses Adam's favorite pie correctly because she's clearly...

Duration:00:27:21

Ep. #280- New Mommas talkin' kid books for Picture Book Month!

11/1/2018
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On today's episode, Adam is joined by Christina, Andrea and Melissa all of whom have little babes at home (and Andrea is expecting another)! We discuss the books they love reading to their little ones and the books they can't wait to share with them as they grow. This episode has been officially rated 100% certified adorable. Books and series mentioned in this episode Pete the cat books Rainbow Fish Chu's Day at the Beach Llama, Llama, red pajama How do dinosaurs say goodnight Fancy...

Duration:00:54:50

Ep. #279 - Interview with Jasmine Guillory

10/29/2018
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On today's episode, Jill is joined by Jasmine Guillory, author of the new book The Proposal. Jill and Jasmine discuss romance books, Roxane Gay, and writing with a full-time job. Interview was recorded in person at ALA Annual Conference in New Orleans, LA 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...

Duration:00:26:08

Ep. #278 - Madeline Miller, author of CIRCE

10/27/2018
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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Madeline Miller about her instant bestselling novel CIRCE. The title was selected for the upcoming Together We Read digital book club which runs from November 1-15 in the United Kingdom. Madeline and Adam discuss her love of Mythology, writing the story for people who have no previous knowledge of the myth and their shared obsession with theater.

Duration:00:29:04

Ep. #277 - November's biggest new books!

10/25/2018
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On today's episode we're talking about November new releases we're most excited for! There's something for everyone here! Click on any of the books below to sample them and then go borrow or buy them! November books Empress of All Seasons by Emiko Jean 5 Hazards of Time by Joyce Carol Oates Heirs of the Founders by H. W. Brands My Sister, the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite The Museum of Mysteries by Steve Berry & M. J. Rose Fire & Blood by George RR Martin Vita Nostra by...

Duration:00:29:30

Ep. #276 - Interview with Whitney Gardner

10/22/2018
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Today on the podcast, Jill is joined by Whitney Gardner, author and illustrator of Chaotic Good and You're Welcome, Universe. Her latest book, Fake Blood, is out now! 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 staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for...

Duration:00:18:20

Ep. #275 - Read Harder Challenge 4

10/18/2018
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On today's episode we're once again helping you tackle your 2018 Read Harder Challenge. Book Riot has one of the best yearly reading challenges but how do you find books to match each task? We've got your back. To find additional challenge book ideas check out episodes #192, #217, and #245. A comic written or drawn by a person of color Check, Please by Ngozi Ukazu Monstress by Marjorie Liu Malice in Ovenland by Micheline Hess Bingo Love by Tee Franklin M.F.K. by Nilah...

Duration:00:35:47

Ep. #274 - Alex London, author of Black Wings Beating

10/15/2018
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On today's episode, Alex London joins Adam to chat about his new YA saga BLACK WINGS BEATING! We discuss falconry, LGBTQ+ writing, his experience with putting animals in his books and loads more!

Duration:00:46:28

Ep. #273 - The Great American Read! with Bill Gardner, VP of Programming and Development at PBS

10/11/2018
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It's a question we're asked daily: what is your favorite book? PBS took that idea and expanded it to find America's favorite book and they've been working tirelessly to find the answer. Through The Great American Read they've found America's top 100 most popular books and all fall long they've been highlighting different genres and titles in their weekly episodes. On today's episode, Bill Gardner, the VP of Programming and Development at PBS stopped by to chat about the list ahead of the...

Duration:00:28:27