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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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Now displaying: April, 2017
Apr 27, 2017

May is just around the corner which means it's time for Adam and Jill to offer up their top picks for books coming out in May 2017!

Books Mentioned In This Episode: 

We Are Never Meeting In Real Life by Samantha Irby
This Is Just My Face: Try Not to Stare by Gabourey Sidibe
The Stars Are Fire by Anita Shreve
Into the Water by Paula Hawkins
Since We Fell by Dennis Lehane
Theft by Finding by David Sedaris
Dragon Teeth by Michael Crichton
The Last Neanderthal by Claire Cameron
Astrophysics for People In a Hurry by Neil Degrasse Tyson
The Radium Girls by Kate Moore
Dating-ish by Penny Reid
Flame In the Mist by Renee Ahdieh
New Boy by Tracy Chevalier
The Leavers by Lisa Ko
Mr. Rochester by Sarah Shoemaker
Men Without Stories by Haruki Murakami
Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession by Alison Weir
Where The Lost Girls Go by R.J. Noonan

 

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

 

Apr 24, 2017

In today's episode, Adam speaks with Scottish author Denzil Meyrick. Denzil's book, Whisky From Small Glasses was selected as our Together We Read Digital Book Club choice for our U.K. libraries. Together We Read is a Digital Book Club being featured through participating libraries in the United Kingdom from 11 – 25 May 2017. The club connects readers all across the United Kingdom with the same eBook, at the same time.

Denzil discusses how he went from being on the police force to writing crime novels as well as the importance of setting in his books, why you need to visit Scotland and so much more.

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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 

 

Apr 20, 2017

On Today's episode, Jill & Adam sit down with John Scalzi, one of the most prolific and success Science Fiction Writers of our time. John provides an introduction to his new book, The Collapsing Empire, and then explains what makes a good Sci-Fi story in his mind. John even provides some great "gateway" books for newcomers to the genre while also offering some graduate level options for Sci-Fi veterans.

John offers up some secrets to his writing process, where he sees this latest series going and then tells an incredible story about a fake story he wrote that every wishes he'd turn into a full length novel. 

 

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Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDrive for libraries and find us on Twitter @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. 

 

Apr 17, 2017

 

On today's episode, Adam and Jill are joined by Christina, who tells us all about the titles included in this year's Summer Read program.

OverDrive Summer Read is an annual program designed to encourage K-12 students to keep reading all year long. The titles selected can supplement other summer reading programs and will offer free, simultaneous access to students from June 7th - August 7th. 

More information can be found at http://resources.overdrive.com/summer-read/

Books mentioned in this episode:

The Wild World of Buck Bray: The Miss Grizzly Cubs by Judy Young

Tig Ripley: Rock 'n' Roll Rebel by Ginger Rue

Happy Birthday, Spongebob! by JP Chanda

Pandas on the Eastside by Gabrielle Predergast

Meet Shimmer and Shine by Nickelodeon Publishing

Mikey's Monster by Nickelodeon Publishing

Ray of Sunlight by Brynn Stein

Instant Winner by Gary Soto

Becoming Alpha by Aileen Erin

The Pigeon Man by Joel Edward Stein

Audacious by Gabrielle Predergast

At the Edge of the World by Kari Jones

 

Say Hello! 

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

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"Buddy" provided royalty free form 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. 

Apr 13, 2017

It's National Library Week! As a library company, OverDrive knows the importance of libraries and as podcast hosts, we often ask our guest authors for their thoughts and memories about the importance of libraries as well. 

For this episode, we pulled together some of our favorite quotes from past guests. They talk about getting their first library card, the book that changed their life, the importance of reading, and so much more. Episode numbers are listened next to each author if you'd like to hear the full interview. 

 

Authors in this episode:

Jodi Picoult (Episode #64)

Jewell Parker Rhodes (Episode #22)

Kwame Alexander (Episode #97)

Brad Meltzer (Episode #26)

Marie Benedict (Episode #52)

Sunil Yapa (Episode #8)

Matthew Quick (Episode #18)

Marieke Nijkamp (Episode #4)

James Patterson (Episode #28)

Min Jin Lee (Episode #87)

Omar el Akkad (Episode #107)

 

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.

Apr 10, 2017

On today's episode, Adam interviews Omar El Akaad about his debut novel American War, which tells the story of a second American Civil War taking place 100 years in the future. Omar has spent his professional life covering news in places like Iraq, Egypt and Guantanamo Bay and uses his incredible view of the world to shape this book.

In our intro Adam chats with his brother Jason who also works at OverDrive. Yep, that's right, Adam's has a brother who works with him that has never been on the podcast because Adam is a dumb-dumb. They discuss the books Jason reads with his daughter and his affinity for audiobooks with their trademark witty banter... A trademark listeners would know about had Adam brought Jason on any time in the first 106 episodes...

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 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 

Apr 6, 2017

On today's episode, Adam interviews Lesley Crewe, whose book, Amazing Grace, was chosen as the Together We Read national digital book club selection for Canada. From April 13-27, library card holders of Canadian libraries can borrow the eBook of Amazing Grace without any wait lists or holds and then join our discussion board at https://togetherweread.com.

Lesley and Adam chat about her home in Cape Brenton, Nova Scotia where many of her stories are located as well as her love of wildlife and why she makes sure Cape Brenton is a part of her books.

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 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 

Apr 3, 2017

On today's episode, Adam & Jill chat with George Saunders, bestselling authors and one of TIME's 100 most influential people in the world. George is renowned for his collections of short stories and his first full length novel, Lincoln in the Bardo, recently debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestsellers list. 

George explained where the idea for this novel came from, why Lincoln remains such an important character even today, how the incredible audiobook came to be and why absurdity fits so well into his stories. Take a listen! 

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 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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