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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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Oct 31, 2016

Jill and Adam sit down with bestselling author Kyle Mills who not only created his own geopolitical mysteries but he also has taken up the mantel of the wildly popular Mitch Rapp novels for Vince Flynn and he's written in the Robert Ludlun Covert-One series. Kyle chats about growing up of the son of the head of the FBI and jokes about what information he has to be careful about sharing. Kyle also discusses how fans of Vince Flynn have reacted to his writing and what it's like to take over for an author he, himself, grew up loving.

 

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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 27, 2016

This week Jill is not only back from her witchy work visit to Massachusetts, she's sitting down with Rachel K. and Quinton to discuss some of their favorite horror novels (and she tries her hardest to not spend the entire episode mentioning Stephen King). Last week was all about YA horror reads and this week it's about adult horror. From classics like Edgar Allen Poe to contemporary authors such as Joe Hill, Rachel, Jill, and Quinton discuss why they love the genre so much and what, exactly, makes a horror novel a horror novel.

Books Mentioned in this Episode

Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey

We Have Always Lived in the Castle by Shirley Jackson

Constantine Hellblazer Volume 1 by Jamie Delano

Misery by Stephen King

Under the Dome by Stephen King

Dresden Files by Jim Butcher

Shadows over Baker Street by Michael Reaves

Lovecraft Country by Matt Ruff

The Shining by Stephen King

House of Echoes by Brendan Duffy 

Dead Souls by J. Lincoln Fenn

Interview with the Vampire by Anne Rice

Silence of the Lambs by Thomas Harris

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova

The Tell Tale Heart by Edgar Allan Poe

The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman

The Boy Who Drew Monsters by Keith Donohue

The Motion of Puppets by Keith Donohue

The Expanse Series by James A Corey

Bird Box by Josh Malerman

City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin

Terms of Enlistment

The Raven by Edgar Allan Poe

Pride & Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith

Horns by Joe Hill

The Fireman by Joe Hill

Heart-Shaped Box by Joe Hill

Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier

Dragon Tears by Dean Koontz

The Gunslinger by Stephen King 

Head Full of Ghosts by Paul Tremblay

Disappearance at Devil's Rock by Paul Tremblay

The Apartment by S. L. Grey

Rosemary's Baby by Ira Levin

Carrie by Stephen King

 

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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 24, 2016

Today's episode is an interview with New York Times bestselling author, David Levithan, perhaps best known for Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, Boy Meets Boy and Will Grayson, Will Grayson. David spoke about his writing process, what it's like writing a book with another author, his favorite Broadway shows and the importance of voting. 

He also discusses how he was introduced to the culture of books in high school as a library assistant and trying to find a balance between being a full time editor and a full time author. 

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Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @OverDriveLibs. Email us directly at feedback@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 20, 2016

While Jill is out experiencing Salem (witches!) Adam has two separate conversations with Christina and Andrea of the 3-Headed Sass Monster in which they chat about their favorite Young Adult Horror titles just in time for Halloween. Because they are basically the same person, they lead off with the same book and Adam doesn't realize this because they spoke on different days...oops. We also discuss the horror books from our childhood, chat about costumes and even provide some terrible horror movies recommendations.

Grab some candy and your masquerade mask and dive on in!

Welcome to Dead House by R.L. Stine

 

Night of the Living Dummy by R. L. Stine

 

It Came From Beneath the Sink by R.L. Stine

 

Stay Out of the Basement by R.L. Stine

 

Anna Dressed in Blood by Kendare Blake

 

Girl of Nightmares by Kendare Blake

 

The Monstrumologist by Rick Yancey

 

The Dead House by Dawn Kurtagich

 

And the Trees Crept In by Dawn Kurtagich

 

The Forrest of Hands and Teeth by Carrie Ryan

 

Asylum by Madeleine Roux

 

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black

 

Coraline by Neil Gaiman

 

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

 

Whistling Past the Graveyard by Jonathan Maberry

 

Between the Devil and Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

 

Blood and Salt by Kim Liggett

 

Hold Me Closer, Necromancer by Lish McBride

 

The Fall by Bethany Griffin

 

Masque of the Red Death by Bethany Griffin

 

In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters

 

The First Days by Rhiannon Frater

 

Through the Woods by Emily Carroll

 

The Name of the Star by Maureen Johnson

 

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Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @OverDriveLibs. Email us directly at feedback@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.

Oct 17, 2016

Our first ever live episode! Jill and Adam sat down with #1 New York Times bestselling author James Dashner, of Maze Runner fame, in front of a large crowd of his adoring fans at the main branch of the Cuyahoga County Public Library (CCPL). James shared how reading Stephen King both as a child and as an adult continues to inspire his writing even today as well as gave some breaking news about the next Maze Runner movie. We then took questions from the audience and James playfully talked about the character he'd most see himself being in the Maze Runner series and chats about his readers' fandom over Newt.

We'd like to thank CCPL for having us emcee this event and we can't wait to share more live episodes with you in the near future!

 

Say Hello!

Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @OverDriveLibs. Email us directly at feedback@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, 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 13, 2016

As a library company, we are all big readers and for this episode we decided to ask some of our co-workers and past podcast guests what they are currently reading!

Titles mentioned in this episode:

Small Great Things by Jodi Picoult

Not My Father's Son by Alan Cumming

The Trespasser by Tana French

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke

The History of Love by Nicole Kraus

Witches Pyre by Josephine Angelini

Illusion by Martina Bone

Home by Harlan Coben

Peril at End House by Agatha Christie

Revival by Stephen King

Behind Her Eyes by Sarah Pinborough

The Witches by Stacey Schiff

Cleopatra by Stacey Schiff

How to Train Your Highlander by Christy English

The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson

Shirley Jackson: A Rather Haunted Life by Ruth Franklin

The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

Perfect State by Brandon Sanderson

The Sixth Extinction by Elizabeth Kolbert

You Can't Touch My Hair by Phoebe Robinson

TV: The Book by Alan Sepinwall and Matt Zoller Seitz

Beard Science by Penny Reid

Spare Parts by Joshua Davis

 

Say Hello!

Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @OverDriveLibs. Email us directly at feedback@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, 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 10, 2016

Multiple times a year, OverDrive offers users an opportunity to take part in a global ebook club through their library and this time the book choice is This is Where It Ends and we are thrilled to have author Marieke Nijkamp back on our podcast! Her debut novel was overwhelmingly chosen as the latest Big Library Read title and Jill and Adam got a chance to talk to her about how her life has changed since we last talked to her back in January on our 4th episode.

Big Library Read officially kicks off October 13th. For more information visit www.BigLibraryRead.com 

 

Say Hello!

Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @OverDriveLibs. Email us directly at feedback@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, 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 6, 2016

Let the OverDrive staff entertain you as we hit the Great White Way to discuss books that have been adapted into Broadway musicals! Adam and Jill are joined by their co-worker Meghan who is also a theater nerd and the three of them share their great love of books and the stage in this week's episode. (There might also be some singing involved because, well, why not?) 

 

Books Mentioned in this Episode

Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow
The Bible
The Phantom of the Opera by Gaston Leroux
Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
The String of Pearls by Anonymous
Wicked by Gregory Maguire
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
American Psycho by Bret Easton Ellis
American Lion by Jon Meacham
Go Down Together by Jeff Guinn
Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens
Matilda by Roald Dahl
Tales from the South Pacific by James Michner
Ragtime by E.L. Doctrow
The Taming of the Shrew by William Shakespeare
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Hamlet by William Shakespeare
Gypsy: A Memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee
The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett
The Color Purple by Alice Walker
The Once and Future King by T. H. White
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
Fun Home by Alson Bechdel
Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie
The Berlin Trilogy by Christopher Isherwood
Hamilton: The Revolution by Lin-Manuel Miranda
Lincoln in the Bardo by George Saunders
Carrie by Stephen King
A Monster Calls by Patrick Ness

 

Say Hello!

Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @OverDriveLibs. Email us directly at feedback@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, 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 3, 2016

In our 54th episode, Adam sat down with #1 New York Times best selling author Leigh Bardugo, whose most recent book, Crooked Kingdom, is now available. Leigh was in town for an author event at a local library where Adam hosted a Q and A with some of her readers but beforehand they sat down to chat about the fantasy genre, world building and what inspires Leigh. She also shared her thoughts on the YA community, what it's like seeing her fans love her characters so much and she offers up some inspiring advice for young writers. 

Say Hello!

Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @OverDriveLibs. Email us directly at feedback@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, 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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