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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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Jan 15, 2018

On today's episode, author Heather Demetrios joins the show to chat about abusive relationships, her new book Bad Romance and the world of theater nerds. They discuss creating a better understanding of emotional abuse and recovering from this difficult relationships.

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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.

Jan 11, 2018

In today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with their OverDrive co-workers and former podcast guests to discuss what their reading resolutions for 2018 are! For some, it's a number of books, for others it's the type of books they are reading. We also hear how everyone plans on keeping track of what they read, be it Goodreads, a notebook, and of course there is Jill's classic spreadsheet.

Find us on Twitter @ProBookNerds or email us at professionalbooknerds @ overdrive.com to share your own reading resolutions! 

Books Mentioned In this Episode

Corruption by Jessica Shirvington
Bring Me Back by BA Paris
Celtic Tales by Kate Forrester
The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris
The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui
Relish by Lucy Knisley
Uncommon Type by Tom Hanks
Gold Dust Woman by Stephen Davis
Love, Janis by Laura Joplin
A Natural Woman by Carole King
Sprawl Trilogy by William Gibson
Foundation series by Isaac Asimov
Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlen
Stranger in a Strange Land by Robert Heinlen
Roma series by Arthur C. Clarke
Ringworld by Larry Niven
The Hunger by Alma Katsu
Better Than Before by Gretchen Rubin
Middlemarch by George Eliot
A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
Kissing Tolstoy by Penny
Natasha, Pierra, and the Great Comet of 1812 by Leo Tolstoy
Behave by Robert M. Sabolski
The Only Girl in the World by Maude Julien
Blackdog by K.V. Johansen
$2 a day by Kathryn J. Edin and H. Luke Shaefer
Evicted by Matthew Desmond
Charlotte's Web by E.B. White
Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

Astrophysics for People in a Hurry by Neil DeGrasse Tyson

 

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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.

Jan 8, 2018

On today's episode, we FINALLY can share our interview with Kelly Corrigan that took place back in August at Digipalooza. Kelly joined us in front of a room of 500 librarians to discuss her new book Tell Me More for the first time ever. In this hilarious chat, you'll hear about her writing process, being a memoirist and dealing with her kids' friends reading about her life and so much more. We had a blast with Kelly and her new book is a must read! 

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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.



Jan 4, 2018

On today's episode, Jill and (an under the weather) Adam offer up some helpful ways to keep your reading goals on track in 2018. They also provide a few book recommendations, talk about the David Bowie Book Club and get excited about some Page to Screen movies coming in the next few months. 

Books mentioned in this episode

Phasma by Delilah S. Dawson

Priestdaddy by Patricia Lockwood

Iron Gold by Pierce Brown 

Thornhill by Pam Smy

House of Furies by Madeleine Roux (Narrated by Billie Fulford-Brown)

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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.

Jan 1, 2018

Happy New Year! We welcome in 2018 with an interview with middle grade author MarcyKate Connolly, discussing her new book Shadow Weaver. Hear Adam chat with MarcyKate about magic, world building, ideas coming to her at the most inconvenient time and her adorable pugs! 

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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.

Dec 28, 2017

We're ringing in a new year with the books coming out in January we're most excited for. Take a listen and then let us know what books you can't wait to read in 2018!

Books mentioned in this episode

Carnegie's Maid by Marie Benedict

Before I Let Go by Marieke Nijkamp

This Will Be My Undoing by Morgan Jenkins

Gnomon by Nick Harkaway

The Lost Plot by Genevieve Cogman

The Job of the Wasp by Colin Winnette

Grist Mill Road by Christopher J Yates

The Immortalists by Chloe Benjamin

The Grave's a Fine and Private Place by Alan Bradley

The Woman in the Window by A.J. Finn

Frankenstein in Baghdad by Ahmed Saadawi

The Hazel Wood by Melissa Albert

Red Clocks by Leni Zumas

Iron Gold by Pierce Brown

A State of Freedom by Neel Mukherjee

Fools and Mortals by Bernard Cornwell

The English Wife by Lauren Willig

Batman Nightwalker by Marie Lu

Everything Here is Beautiful by Mira T. Lee

Robots vs. Fairies

 

Even more January book releases to check out

Everless by Sara Holland

Meet Cute: Some People are Destined to Meet

When -- The Scientific Secrets of Perfect Timing

The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning

The Monk of Mokha by Dave Eggers

 

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

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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.

Dec 25, 2017

On today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with some of their OverDrive coworkers and former podcast guests to find out what their favorite books of 2017 were!

 

Books Mentioned in this Episode:

Hunger by Roxane Gay

Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng

Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker

Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders. Interview with George Saunders available here

A Court of Wings and Roses by Sarah J. Maas

You by Caroline Kepnis

Beard in Mind by Penny Reid

The Good Daughter by Karin Slaughter

DC The New Frontier by Darwin Cooke

Lilac Girls by Martha Hall Kelly

The Secret Wife by Gill Paul

Big Mushy Happy Lumps by Sarah Andersen

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Pachinko by Min Jee Lee

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughn

 

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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.

Dec 21, 2017

Adam and Jill's Best Books of 2017:

Pachinko by Min Jin Lee

Hunger by Roxane Gay

American War by Omar El Akkad

The Road to Jonestown by Jeff Guinn

The Best We Could Do by Thi Bui

Bad Romance by Heather Demitrios 

Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantero

Are You Sleeping by Kathleen Barber

Long Way Down by Jason Reynolds

Caraval by Stephanie

Warcross by Marie Lu

 

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

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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.

Dec 18, 2017

Today's episode is an interview with Cleveland native, Susan Orlean, author of the New York Times Bestselling book The Orchid Thief. She discusses the writing process behind the book and the movie adaptation, as well as gives us a sneak peek of the book she's currently working on.

 

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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.

Dec 14, 2017

On Today's Episode, Jill and Adam welcome back their good friend and romance writing treasure, Penny Reid! Penny talks about her latest books, offers some cozy mystery book recommendations and tells us about possibly the best holiday tradition ever. She also chats up her wonderful fan club/ reader group which you can join below. Adam and Jill also provide some classic book recommendations and offer a reminder to keep tagging us in your Cat and Dog social media posts for a chance to win a Kobo Aura One from us on our 200th episode!

Join Penny Reid's reader club here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/SharksofAwesome/

 

Books Mentioned in this episode

Kissing Tolstoy by Penny Reid

 

Dr. Strange Beard by Penny Reid

 

The Miss Fortune Mystery Series by Jana DeLeon

 

The Secret Seal Isle Mystery series by Lucy Quinn

 

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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.

Dec 11, 2017

Today's episode is an interview with debut young adult author FC Yee. His book The Epic Crush of Genie Lo draws from Chinese folklore and features an incredible heroine. 

 

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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.

Dec 7, 2017

On today's episode, Jill and Adam are joined by Madeline McIntosh, the President of Penguin Publishing, to talk about their wonderful Penguin Hotline. During the holiday season, you can get book recommendations for yourself or those you're shopping for by visiting penguinhotline.com and filling out a short list of questions. Recently, we had our listeners send in their interests and Madeline provides a list of recommendations for them! Take a listen to see if yours made the list and to get some great suggested reads!

 

Books mentioned in this episode:

The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry

The Midnight Line by Lee Child

The Drifter by Nick Petrie

Legacy of Spies by John Le Carre

The Spy who came in from the cold by John Le Carre

Open Season by CJ Box

I am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes

What I talk about when I talk about running by Haruki Murakami

Draw Down by Paul Hawkin

Gulp by Mary Roach

The Sun is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Chicagoland Vampire series starting with "Some girls bite" by Chloe Neill

The Others series by Anne Bishop

 

A Wrinkle in Time by Madeleine L'engle

 

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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.

Dec 4, 2017

On today's episode, Adam and Jill provide some classic Science Fiction book recommendations and then Adam chats with James S.A. Corey about Persepolis Rising, the latest installment of the wildly popular Expanse series. James S. A. Corey is actually the pen name used by collaborators Daniel Abraham and Ty Franck and they discussed their writing process, being involved in the television version of The Expanse, their favorite science fiction books, Star Wars and much more. 

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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.



Nov 30, 2017

It's our monthly top picks episode! Today, Adam and Jill discuss the December books they are most excited to read. 

 

Books Mentioned in this Episode

Persepolis Rising by James S.A. Corey

Fire on Ice by Oregonian Staff

We'll Sleep When We're Old by Pino Corrias

The Clothes Make the Girl (Look Fat)? by Brittany Gibbons

The Doomsday Machine by Daniel Ellsberg

Love, Janis by Laura Joplin

Elmet by Fiona Mozley

Es by Koji Suzuki

The Last Black Unicorn by Tiffany Haddish

Glass Town by Steven Savile 

The Only Girl in the World by Maude Julien

Strangers in Budapest by Jessica Keener

A Lady in Shadows by Lene Kaarbelbol

The Last Suppers by Mandy Mikulencak

House of the Sleeping Beauties by Yasunari Kawabata

Improv Nation by Sam Watson

Mad Hatters and March Hares by Ellen Datlow

The Stinky Cheese Man by John Sciezka

 

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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.

Nov 27, 2017

Today's episode is an interview with New York Times Bestselling author Nicola Yoon, author of Everything, Everything and The Sun Is Also a Star.

 

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

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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.

Nov 23, 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! We're so thankful that we get to spend time every week chatting books and we're even more thankful you all decide to listen to us! Today's episode is Adam all by himself talking about Neil Gaiman, one of his favorite authors. Of all the reading Adam has done, the author he's read the most would most likely be Mr. Gaiman. He even offers up his Top 5 Neil Gaiman novels which will definitely lead to people yelling...

Gobble Gobble!

 

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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.

Nov 20, 2017

Today's episode is a live interview with Karan Mahajan, winner of the Anisfield-Book Award which

recognizes books that have made important contributions to our understanding of racism and human diversity. This interview took place during Cleveland Book Week where Jill, Adam and Karan discussed his book The Association of Small Bombs, the depiction and media coverage of terrorism and much more.

 

We'd like to thank The Cleveland Foundation for asking us to be a part of this important literary event.

 

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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.

Nov 16, 2017

Andrea and Christina are back and this time they are talking with Jill about historical fiction! Along with deep diving into their shared love of Tudor history, the women also discuss World War II historical fiction and offer some young adult options as well.

Books Mentioned In This Episode: 

A Mad, Wicked Folly by Sharon Biggs Waller

The Forbidden Orchid by Sharon Biggs Waller

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

Atonement by Ian MacEwan

Something Strange and Deadly by Susan Dennard

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

Outlander by Diana Galbaldon

Katherine of Aragon: The True Queen by Alison Weir

Anne Boleyn, a King's Obsession by Alison Weir

Jane Seymour, the Haunted Queen by Alison Weir

The White Queen by Phillipa Gregory

The Red Queen by Phillipa Gregory

The Last Tudor by Phillipa Gregory

Innocent Traitor by Alison Weir

Scarlet by AC Gaughen

Lady Thief by AC Gaughen

Lion Heart by AC Gaughen

Titanic the Long Night by Diana Hoh

Remembering the Titanic by Diana Hoh

The Illusionist's Apprentice by Kristy Cambron

Dear America Series

The Crystal Cave by Mary Stewart

The Hollow Hills by Mary Stewart

The Last Enchantment by Mary Stewart

The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley

The First Lie by Diane Chamberlain

Necessary Lies by Diane Chamberlain

 

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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.

Nov 13, 2017

On today's episode, Jill and Adam chat with both Wendelin VanDraanen, author of the wildly popular Sammy Keyes series, and Tara Sands who does all the narration for the audiobooks! This was a unique chance to dive into the creative process of how audiobooks are made. We learn how Wendelin came up with all the wonderful characters and stories and Tara goes through her career as an actress voicing some of our childhood's most recognizable anime characters!

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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.

Nov 9, 2017

Here at OverDrive yes we're obviously book nerds and yes we obviously love audiobooks and genres of all kind... but we also LOVE comics! For the first time ever, Adam is joined by Kenny, Quinton and Jim to discuss their favorite comic book series, one offs and characters as well as what was their gateway into this incredible world. 

 

Comic Series referenced in this episode

 

Green lantern

 

Batman's Dark Knight run

 

All-Star Superman

 

Batman: The Dark Knight: The Master Race

 

Saga by Brian K. Vaughan

 

Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb

 

Batman: Night of the Owls

 

Paper Girls by Brian K. Vaughan

 

Y: The Last Man by Brian K. Vaughan

 

The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman

 

R.I.P.D. by Peter Lenkov

 

Hellboy by Mike Mignola

 

The whole B.R.P.D. series

 

Solomon Kane by Robert E. Howard

 

Red Sonja

 

Preacher by Garth Ennis

 

Constantine: The Hellblazer by Ming Doyle

 

Kingdom Come by Mark Waid

 

Watchmen by Alan Moore

 

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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.

Nov 6, 2017

On today's episode, Adam and Jill sit down with Matthew Desmond, who won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for nonfiction for his book, Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City. Matthew shares the research and experiences that led to him writing this book and how he formed a close bond with the families he writes about. This book is incredibly important and has the ability to spark conversations about poverty in America. 

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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.

Nov 4, 2017

On today's episode, Adam chats with Jason Reynolds about his powerful children's and YA books including Long Way Down, Ghost, and Patina. They discuss the stories from his life that inspire his books and why he gets angry when people say he's "Just a children's book author."

Jason's books are beyond inspiring and his attitude towards young readers is so wonderful. You'll love this discussion and we cannot recommend his books highly enough!

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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.

Nov 2, 2017

On today's episode, Adam and Jill recap OverDrive's Halloween extravaganza before discussing the books they're reading currently. Then, the main event: Nancy Pearl live and in our offices! Nancy visited Cleveland for some library events and took time out of her busy schedule to talk books with us because she is simply the best. Take a listen! 

Books mentioned in this episode

The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell

 

Blood Rose Rebellion by Rosalyn Eves

 

George & Lizzie by Nancy Pearl

 

In The Woods by Tana French

 

Half Magic by Edward Eager

 

Seven-Day Magic by Edward Eager

 

Directorate S by Steve Coll

 

Live from Cairo by Ian Bassingthwaighte

 

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

Oct 30, 2017

On Today's episode, Jill and Adam talk about their Halloween plans and mutual love of classic candy before getting into a conversation Adam had with two-time New York Times bestselling author Kerri Maniscalco. Both of Kerri's YA thrillers, Stalking Jack the Ripper and her newest book Hunting Prince Dracula debuted on the NYT list and they are wonderful. Adam and Kerri discuss the haunted house she grew up in and how she deals with being terrified of supernatural beings through reading and writing about them. They also talk about the classic terrifying movies Fievel Goes West, Ferngully and the Labyrinth.

 

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

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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.

Oct 26, 2017

It's that time again! Our heroes journey out to the land of pre-pub books and offer up the ones their most excited about coming out in November. Come along, won't you! 

November Releases mentioned in this episode

The Story of Arthur Truluv by Elizabeth Berg

Breaking Free: How I escaped polygamy, the FLDS cult, and my father, Warren Jeffs by Rachel Jeffs

Future Home of the Living God by Louise Erdrich

The City of Brass by S.A. Chakraborty

What Unites Us by Dan Rather

Troublemakers: Silicon Valley's Coming of Age by Leslie Berlin

Heather, the Totality by Matthew Weiner

Artemis by Andy Weir

Gold Dust Woman: The Biography of Stevie Nicks by Stephen Davis

Renegades by Marissa Meyer

The Magic Misfits by Neil Patrick Harris

Queen Victoria's Matchmaking: The Royal Marriages that Shaped Europe by Deborah Cadbury

Into the Drowning Deep by Mira Grant

Dark Asylum by E.S. Thomson

The End We Start From by Megan Hunter

Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News by Kevin Young

It's All Relative by A. J. Jacobs

 

PBN Classics book suggestions in honor of National Novel Writing Month: 

Water for Elephants 

The Night Circus

 

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

 Music
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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.

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