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Professional Book Nerds

We're not just book nerds. We're professional book nerds! We are staff librarians who work at OverDrive, the leading app for eBooks and audiobooks from public libraries and schools. It's our job to discuss books all day long so we thought, "Why not share the conversation!" Hear about the best books we've read, get recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. Every title discussed is available to borrow through public libraries. Get started reading at overdrive.com and subscribe to our podcast today!
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Jul 20, 2017

On today's episode, Adam and Jill chat with Nancy Pearl! Nancy regularly offers book recommendations on NPR, was named Librarian of the Year in 2011 by Library Journal and even has her own action figure. Nancy has long been known for her ability to recommend books and now she's written her own debut novel, George and Lizzie.

During the conversation, Nancy discusses her new book, libraries and a whole slew of other fun topics. She then does us the honor of providing loads of book recommendations (listed and linked below). Take a listen!

Books featured in this episode

George and Lizzie by Nancy Pearl

 

The Boy on the Bridge by M. R. Carey

 

The Passage by Justin Cronin

 

The Girl with All the Gifts by M. R. Carey

 

The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck

 

A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson

 

The True Flag by Stephen Kinzer

 

The Brothers by Stephen Kinzer

 

The Little White Horse by Elizabeth Goudge

 

Half Magic by Edward Eager

 

Defectors by Joseph Kanon

 

A Legacy of Spies by John le Carre

 

August Snow by Stephen Mack Jones

 

Design for Dying by Renee Patrick

 

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders

 

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 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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jul 17, 2017

On today's episode, Adam is joined by #1 bestselling author B. A. Paris whose debut novel, Behind Closed Doors, became an instant international sensation. Her latest novel, The Breakdown, is being released on July 18th and is already garnering massive amounts of buzz and praise. 

During their chat, B. A. discussed the difference between writing her first novel as a complete unknown and writing her second with the expectations of so many readers and what is was like to experience her whirlwind journey to becoming a bestseller. Adam and B. A. spoke about how she finds her ideas in normal everyday experiences as well as the books she read growing up. 

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 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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jul 13, 2017

On today's episode, Adam and Jill travel to Chicago to speak with Colson Whitehead about his #1 New York Times bestselling and Pulitzer Prize winning novel, The Underground Railroad. Their conversation covered how this book came to be, how he views his book in relation to the incredible success it has achieved, race relations throughout American history and a dive into the music Colson listens to while writing. 

In addition to winning the 2017 Pulitzer Prize, the Underground Railroad was also selected as the winner of the National Book Award and Carnegie Medal. Both Oprah and President Obama chose it for their respective book clubs and the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Publishers Weekly, Buzzfeed and Esquire named it their best book of the year. 

It was an honor to speak with Colson and we'd love to hear your thoughts on this conversation!

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 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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jul 10, 2017

In today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with bestselling and award winning author Jonathan Safran Foer. Well known for his immensely popular novels Extremely Loud and Incredible Close and Everything is Illuminated, Jonathan published his latest hit, Here I am, in 2016.

 

During their chat, Jonathan discussed how he takes on the craft of writing, how he traveled to Eastern Europe to research his first novel and his thoughts on being considered one of the defining writers on contemporary Jewish life.

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 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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jul 6, 2017

It's our monthly episode of forthcoming books we can't wait to read! ::Insert Kermit Arms:: Like every month, Jill and Adam break down some of the books coming out this month that they can't wait to read. So get your TBR lists ready! 

Books Mentioned in This Episode

The Breakdown by BA Paris

Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris
Because You Hate To Love Me by Ameriie
The Many Lives of Catwoman by Tim Hanley
Fierce Kingdom by Gin Phillips
The Marriage Pact by Michelle Richmond
The Last Magician by Lisa Maxwell
Policing the Black Man by Angela J. Davis
What She Ate by Laura Shapiro, et. al.
The Lying Game by Ruth Ware

In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ware

The Woman in Cabin 10 by Ruth Ware
What Goes Up by Katie Kennedy
What We Lose by Zinzi Clemmons
An Oath of Dogs by Wendy Wagner
The Wildling Sisters by Eve Chase

Black Rabbit Hall by Eve Chase
The Witches of New York by Ami McKay
Sorry to Disrupt the Peace by Patty Yumi Cottrell
Daughter of the Burning City by Amanda Foody

Dangerous Ground: My Friendship with a Serial Killer by M. William Phelps
Watch Me Disappear by Janelle Brown
Goodbye Vitamin by Rachel Khong
In the Days of Rain: A Daughter, A Father, a Cult by Rebecca Stott

 

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 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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jul 3, 2017

On this week's author interview episode we feature Greg Iles, the #1 New York Times Bestselling Author of the Natchez Burning series. Greg talks about his experiences as a writer of the South and the importance of dealing head on with the past and the real life situations that inspired his series.

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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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Jun 29, 2017

Last weekend, Adam and Jill were in Chicago for the American Library Association. Along with getting to meet some of our library partners, podcast listeners, publishing company friends, they also got to interview some incredible authors and Jill, at least, got to do some sightseeing in the Windy City.

Books mentioned in this episode

The Underground Railroad by Colson Whitehead

Evicted by Matthew Desmond

This Is What a Librarian Looks Like by Kyle Cassidy

Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict

The Address by Fiona Davis

Mask of Shadows by Linsey Miller

Hunting Prince Dracula by Kerri Maniscalco

The Breakdown by B.A. Paris

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Jane, Unlimited by Kristin Cashore

 

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 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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jun 26, 2017

This episode is presented by Libby, the new app from OverDrive that's the fastest and easiest way to enjoy your next great digital read.

Today's episode is an interview Adam did with Doree Shafrir. Doree has worked at Buzzfeed and Gawker Media, amongst other sites and her new debut novel STARTUP is now available. 

During their chat, Adam and Doree go into her book, working at Buzzfeed, having a podcast of her own with her husband Matt Mira and what she's excited about in the tech industry. Take a listen!

 

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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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jun 22, 2017

Today's episode is presented by Libby, the new app from OverDrive that's the fastest and easiest way to enjoy your next great digital read.

Our episode today is a very special conversation as Jill and Adam sat down with two librarians who were integral in the creation of OverDrive. Both these women have decades of experience working as libraries and now they offer their services consulting IN OUR OFFICES. They have worked closely with OverDrive's CEO, Steve Potash, over the years and have helped make OverDrive the global company it is today. Hear how the company came to be while also celebrating the importance of libraries in our community on this American Library Association special episode. 

Book Recommendations

Check out these two lists at overdrive.com for some perfect books to enjoy now that summer has arrived.

2017 Beach Reads

OverDrive Staff Librarians Summer Picks

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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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

 

Jun 19, 2017

On today's episode, Adam & Jill are joined by Kyle Cassidy, author of This is What a Librarian Looks Like. The trio celebrate this week's American Librarian Association annual meetings by discussing all the amazing library stories Kyle has in his book. In This is What a Librarian Looks Like, Kyle not only shares hundreds of wonderful stories by librarians but also several essays and interviews from bestselling authors including Neil Gaiman, Paula Poundstone and George R.R. Martin.

As Kyle states in the episode, "Every author I spoke to had stories about librarians because they all grew up in libraries. They wouldn't be who they are today If it wasn't for libraries."

Take a listen and support your local libraries!

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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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jun 15, 2017

On today's episode, Adam and Jill unveil their top 10 most bad ass female writers working today. Inspired by Wonder Woman, they decide to share this list of incredible ladies in the hopes that you'll discover some authors you may not have known about or never considered reading. You can click each name below to see that author's OverDrive page and borrow all their books. Once you've listened to the episode, be sure to send us some tweets or emails to let us know who would be on your list!

 

  1. Leigh Bardugo
  1. Marie Benedict
  1. Victoria Aveyard
  1. Janet Mock
  1. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  1. Lindy West
  1. Marieke Nijkamp
  1. Roxane Gay
  1. Zadie Smith
  1. Margaret Atwood

 

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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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jun 12, 2017

Episode Overview

Today's episode is a conversation Jill had with Instagram yogi rockstar Jessamyn Stanley, author of Every Body Yoga. More than just a discussion about yoga, Jill and Jessamyn discuss body image, diet culture, and being an untraditional looking athlete.

Episode was recorded live at the Parma-Snow branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library on May 18, 2017. 

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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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jun 8, 2017

Adam and Jill are both back in the office this week! ::FLAILING KERMIT ARMS:: 

In our intro, Adam shares some of the adventures he had in New York City when he was visiting the Big Apple for Book Expo and then Jill has an interview with New York Times bestselling author Sarah Dessen! Her latest book Once and For All is out now. 

 

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 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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jun 5, 2017

Episode Overview:

Today's episode is an interview Jill did with award-winning author and illustrator Marcus Sedgwick, whose latest book Saint Death was published back in April. 

 

Other Books Mentioned in this episode: 

The Psychopath Test by Jon Ronson

 

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 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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

Jun 1, 2017

Episode Overview

Adam and Jill are currently podcast hosts passing in the night, with Adam currently in New York City for Book Expo America while Jill is back in the office after having just returned from the Big Apple! 

In the first half of the episode, Adam gives some book recommendations to some of our listeners who emailed in and in the second half Jill talks all about her recent trip to New York and hitting the Great White Way for a musical. 

Book Recs:

Nonfiction books for teens about the Holocaust:

Children of the Holocaust

I have lived a thousand years

Kristallnacht

Children of La Hille

The Historian Read-alikes

The Dante Club

 

The Physick Book of Deliverance Dane

 

The Gargoyle

 

Labyrinth

 

Crime novels with body language

 

The novels of Robin Cook

 

The Gauguin Connection

 

Three Minutes to Doomsday

 

 

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 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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

May 29, 2017

On today's episode, Adam has the honor of chatting with Cat Clarke about her book The Pants Project. Cat has written a story about a Transgender student entering a new school where Liv is forced to wear a skirt even though he knows inside he was meant to be a boy. This powerful story about equality is something everyone should read. In their chat, Adam and Cat discuss what went into the decision to write this book, Cat's research process and so much more. Take a listen and then go borrow, buy or place a hold on this title. You won't regret the new perspective it provides.

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 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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

May 27, 2017

On this very special episode of the Professional Book Nerds podcast, we sit down with Marie Benedict once more to discuss The Other Einstein which was chosen by our readers as the next Big Library Read global eBook club! Marie came to our offices in Cleveland and the three of us bonded and now we're the best of friends. 

After you listen to this episode head to http://biglibraryread.com/ to join our global discussion around The Other Einstein as the Big Library Read kicks off once again on June 12th.

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 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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

May 25, 2017

Before Jill and Adam go on a series of travel adventures for work and play they get together to share the books coming out in June they're most excited to read. In this episode you'll hear discussions about new memoirs (HELLO EDDIE IZZARD), Science Fiction, Fantasy, Mystery, Young Adult and oodles more.

Adam also reads a wonderful listener email and we lament how fast time is flying in 2017. Shout at us with the books your most excited for this month for a chance to be mentioned on the podcast! Cheers and Happy Reading. 

 

Believe Me: A Memoir of Love, Death and Jazz Chickens by Eddie Izzard

Now I Rise by Kiersten White

The People We Hate at the Wedding by Grant Ginder

If I Understood you Would I Have this Look on my Face by Alan Alda 

The Waking Land by Callie Bates 

Dear Cyborgs by Eugene Lim

Too Fat, Too Slutty, Too Loud: The Rise and Reign of the Unruly Woman by Anne Helen Petersen

Do Not Become Alarmed by Maile Meloy

The City Always Wine by Omar Robert Hamilton

The Space Between Stars by Anne Corlett

Saints and Misfits by S. K. Ali

Stay Interesting: I Don't Always Tell Stories About My life, but When I do They're True and … by Jonathan Goldsmith

Indigo by Charlaine Harris 

Spoonbenders by Daryl Gregory

Sweet Spot: An Ice Cream Binge Across America by Amy Ettinger

Down Among the Sticks and Bones by Seanan McGuire

Our Dark Duet by Victoria Schwab

You Don't Have To Say You Love Me by Sherman Alexie

Every Last Lie by Mary Kubica

Magpie Murders by Anthony Horowitz

Quiet until the Thaw by Alexandra Fuller

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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 schools. Hear about the best books we've read, ger personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. 

May 22, 2017

On today's episode, Jill & Adam chat with debut author Caite Dolan-Leach about her debut novel Dead Letters. In addition to being an amazing writer and overall human, Caite is a literary translator who studied at Trinity College and the American University in Paris (Hashtag jelly). 

We discuss her life as a world traveler and, studying in the world's most beautiful university library and bucket loads more. Have a listen! 

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 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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

May 18, 2017

We are an office full of readers and so for today's episode we decided to poll some of our co-workers and past podcast guests to see what everyone is currently reading or has recently finished. We love doing these episodes because they are always a great mix of titles so enjoy and be sure to let us know what YOU are reading by emailing us at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com or by finding us on Twitter @ProBookNerds

 

Books Mentioned In Today's Episode:

Empire Storms by Sarah J. Maas

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir

A Court of Wings and Ruin by Sarah J. Maas

Hillbilly Elegy by J.D. Vance 

Hunted by Meagan Spooner 

By Your Side by Kasie West

The Love Interest by Cale Dietrich

A $500 House In Detroit by Drew Philp

A Court of Mist and Fury by Sarah J. Maas

A Spaceman of Bohemia by Jaroslav Kalfar

Excellent Women by Barbara Pym

If You've Got It, Haunt It by Rose Pressey

The Whole30 by Melissa Hartwig

It by Stephen King

Since We Fell by Denis Lehane

House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski

You Are a Badass At Making Money by Jen Sincero

The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson

The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin

 Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut

 

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 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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

May 15, 2017

The Fierce Reads tour kicked off May 9, 2017 and Cleveland's own Cuyahoga County Public Library was the first stop! Adam and I got to moderate a panel discussion with three incredible Young Adult authors: Scott Westerfeld, Erin Beaty, and Taran Matharu. Kristen Orlando was originally scheduled but was ill the night of our event so she is not part of the interview. 

For more information about the tour and the authors we interviewed, visit www.fiercereads.com

Episode was recorded live on May 9, 2017 at the Parma-Snow branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library

Books Mentioned In This Episode:

Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld

The Traitor's Kiss by Erin Beaty

Summoner's Series by Taran Matharu

You Don't Know My Name by Kristen Orlando

 

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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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

May 11, 2017

On today's episode we are discussing short reads and quick books! We love big books and we cannot lie but not everyone does or has the time so today's episode is all about shorter books that can be read over a long weekend (which is perfect for our American listeners with Memorial Day right around the corner). 

Books Mentioned In This Episode

The Ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman
The sleeper and the spindle by Neil Gaiman
Fortunately the milk by Neil Gaiman
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nahesi Coates
Different Seasons by Stephen King
The Giver by Lois Lowrey
Shopgirl by Steve Martin
Annihilation by Jeff Vandermeer
Drama by Raina Telgemeier
Paddle Your Own Canoe by Nick Offerman
Dirty Daddy by Bob Saget
Almost Interesting by David Spade

I'm Just a Person by Tig Notoro

Diary of a Mad Diva by Joan Rivers
Rickle's Letters by Don Rickles
Bad Days in History by Michael Farquhar
The Hours by Michael Cunningham

Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf

 

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 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 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. For more great reads, find OverDrive on Facebook and Twitter.

May 8, 2017

On today's episode, Adam chats with Kate Moore, author of the incredible book The Radium Girls. This work of nonfiction recounts the story of the women who worked with Radium-based paint, ingesting poison every single day, and their fight to make sure the tragedies they endured never happened again. 

Kate discussed the massive amount of research she did to bring this story to life and also shared her experiences as a ghost writer and editor. Take a listen and then borrow, purchase and recommend this book. It's astonishing.

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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 schools. Hear about the best books we've read, ger personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. 

May 4, 2017

We're back with round two of our Book Riot Read Harder Challenge suggestions! Completing this challenge is a lot of fun and can help broaden your literary scope but it can be tough to find books that fit the categories. That's where we come in! In ep. 82 we did five different categories and today we have 5 more for you. Below are links to all the books we discuss. Take a listen!

 

Read a Debut Novel

 

Read a book published between 1900 & 1950

 

Read a book about books

 

 

Read a book that has been banned or frequently challenged in your country

 

Read a classic by an author of color

 

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Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com

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"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 schools. Hear about the best books we've read, ger personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. 

May 1, 2017

It's Children's Book Week and we are celebrating with a three-in-one author interview episode featuring authors Pat Mora, Cynthia Leitich-Smith, and Don Tate. 

Interviews were recorded at the Virginia Hamilton Conference, April 6-7, 2017.

 

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Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter @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 schools. Hear about the best books we've read, ger personalized recommendations, and learn about the hottest books coming out that we can't wait to dive into. 

 

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