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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: August, 2018
Aug 27, 2018

On today's episode, Adam has a round table discussion with three of the best writers of modern day fairy tales. Rena Rossner, Laini Taylor, and Naomi Novik all write magical, dark and enchanting stories that many classify as fairy tales and we dive into what that definition means and why these stories mean so much to readers. 

Books discussed:

Spinning Silver and Uprooted by Naomi Novik

The Sisters of the Winter Wood by Rena Rossner

Strange, The Dreamer by Laini Taylor

Aug 25, 2018

On today's episode, Adam chats with James Moloney, an Australian author whose latest novel The Love That I Have was selected as our most recent Together We Read book club title for Australia and New Zealand. For two weeks all library card holders in that part of the world can visit their library's OverDrive website (Or Libby!) and borrow the book without wait lists or holds. 

Adam and James discuss why they feel World War II novels remain so popular today and how they force society to look at the current state of our world through a lens of events in the past. 

Aug 23, 2018

On today's episode it's all about Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone! Adam & Jill begin with a series of topics about the HP community, what the houses mean to them and how the Wizarding World remains connected to their daily lives. Then Adam interviews Hikari Loftus of Folded Pages Distillery (https://www.instagram.com/foldedpagesdistillery/) about her fandom. 

Starting August 27th anyone with a library card at any North American library can visit the library's OverDrive website (or Libby!) and borrow the book without any wait lists or holds for two weeks! Check it out and join in the fun!

Thank you to Pottermore for helping coordinate this episode.

 

Aug 20, 2018

On today's episode, Adam sits down with Eoin Colfer, author of the bestselling Artemis Fowl series, to discuss his new graphic novel Illegal. They cover topics like why he chose to write about African immigrants, how graphic novels can help struggling readers grasp stories and how people can help out others going through similar experiences. 

Aug 16, 2018

On today's episode, Adam and Jill get to talk with Keiko Agena who played Lane Kim on Gilmore Girls. Along with acting, she is also a visual artist who has a new workbook for artists out now called No Mistakes. Part adult coloring book, part artistic exercises, this workbook is perfect for anyone wanting to stretch their artistic limits whether you are a writer, an artist, or still trying to find your creative voice.

Adam and Jill also offer up some recent reads for listeners. 

Books mentioned in this episode:

The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy

The Call by Peadar O'Guilin

Final Girls by Riley Sager

How to Hang a Witch by Adriana Mather

Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather

Truth or Beard by Penny Reid

Beard Science by Penny Reid

The Strange Case of the Alchemist's Daughter by Theodora Goss

 

Say Hello!
Find us on Instagram 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.

Aug 13, 2018

On today's episode new best friend of the show R.O. Kwon joins Jill and Adam to discuss her absolutely Earth shattering debut novel The Incendiaries, wishing she could escape writing about religion and why she's a firm believer in the spine-in bookshelves (shudders). Check out her book and listen to us bond with the best person alive. 

Aug 9, 2018

Jill and Adam share some of their favorite recent Young Adult anthologies loaded with diverse stories including various cultural backgrounds, sexual orientations, and stories from authors with disabilities. These stories are a perfect way for readers to discover the world through people who may not look or sound like them. You'll love every one of them!

Aug 6, 2018

Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Gail Honeyman, author of the bestselling book Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine. They discuss what inspired Gail to write the book and what it's like to have your debut do so well.

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 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.

Aug 2, 2018

Adam and Jill are back with their monthly picks! Today they offer up some incredible books coming out in August.

 

Books Mentioned In this Episode

Vox by Christine Dalcher

Pieces of Her by Karin Slaughter

The Fall of Gondolin by JRR Tolkien

The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis

French Exit by Patrick deWitt

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark by Alvin Schwartz

Nightblood by Elly Blake

Our House by Louise Candlish

Soul Stealer: Catwoman by Sarah J. Maas

Rust & Stardust by T Greenwood

Whiskey When We're Dry by John Larison

Captive by Catherine Oxenberg

Flights by Olga Tokarczuk

Dopesick by Beth Macy

Sold on a Monday by Kristina McMorris

Our Stories Our Voices ed. by Amy Reed

Relic by Alan Dean Foster

Darius the Great is Not Okay by Adib Khorram

The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart

Praise Song for the Butterflies by Bernice L. McFadden

 Toil Trouble by Jessica Spotswood and Tess Sharpe

 

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 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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