On today's episode, Adam interviews Katherine Locke, author of the latest Big Library Read selection The Girl with the Red Balloon. The book is a mix of historical fiction and magical realism and it RULES. This chat features everything from 80s pop music to D&D nerding out, references to Bruce Springsteen and previous guests Marieke Nijkamp and Linsey Miller!
About the Big Library Read
Big Library Read (BLR), facilitated by OverDrive, is a reading program through your library that connects readers around the world with the same eBook at the same time without any wait lists or holds. From October 1-15, readers at the 20,000+ participating libraries and schools can borrow the book without any waitlists or holds! Simply head to your library's OverDrive website or open up Libby and you'll see it front and center.
It’s a worldwide digital version of a local book club, the program is free through your local library or school library and all you need to get started reading is a library card or student ID.
On today's episode, Jill and Adam share the books coming out in October they are most excited for. BUT FIRST... We are in a BIG NAGINI MOOD. We bring on friend of the show and all around rockstar human Jandra Sutton to breakdown the issues we have with the new Fantastic Beasts trailer. We have thoughts, friends.
Book mentioned in this episode
On today's episode, Adam sits down with Hank Green, one half of the VlogBrothers and just so many other amazing things on the internet. Hank's debut novel An Absolutely Remarkable Thing comes on Tuesday (9/25) and it is genuinely stunning. Adam and Hank discuss society in the age of connectivity because of the internet and what it means for us as humans. At the end of the day his mysterious novel feels like a beautiful statement on where we are as a people today and how we can accomplish things by coming together. This book and this chat we're both simply wonderful.
On today's episode, our good buddy Kerri Maniscalco returns to chat about her brand new book Escaping from Houdini! Want to know what sounds absolutely creepy? A murderous carnival on a cruise ship...
We get into where the idea came from and a whole slew of other things. It's always such a blast when Kerri stops by (via phone.)
Go read this book now!
Tuesday, September 18th is Read an Ebook Day! OverDrive's own holiday which celebrates a love for digital reading and for today's episode, Adam and Jill talk to some of their coworkers to find out what books they'll be reading.
Visit www.readanebookday.com for more information and follow the hashtag #EbookLove to join the conversation
Books Mentioned in This Episode
Eye of the World by Robert Jordan
The Sacrifice Box by Martin Stewart
To Kill a Kingdom by Alexandra Christo
The Cabin at the End of the World by Paul Tremblay
Educated by Tara Westover
Lethal White by Robert Galbraith
Meddling Kids by Edgar Cantaro
The Call by Paedar O'Guilan
Dune by Frank Herbert
More Deadly than the Male by Graeme Davis
Heart Berries by Terese Marie Mailhot
Descender by Jeff Lemire
The Lies of Locke Lamora by Scott Lynch
The Name of the Wind by Patrick Rothfuss
Dreaming the Beatles by Rob Sheffield
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TV Host, Comedy Writer, Stand up comedian, Memoirist. Guy Branum can do it all. On today's episode Adam interviews one of his favorite celebrities about his debut book My Life As a Goddess. Equal parts introspective and hilarious, this book breaks down Guy's personal upbringing, surviving law school, coming into his own as a comedy writer and the true meaning of Bohemian Rhapsody. I say this was an interview but truthfully it's more like a 30 minute pitch for Adam to get to be Guy's friend.
On today's episode, we sit down with Melissa Hartwig, co-founder of Whole30 and author of the new Whole30 Slow Cooker. We disucss how Whole30 came to be, dispel the misconception that it's a diet and get into Melissa's life as a fellow book nerd.
This episode was sponsored by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Be sure to check out Melissa's new cookbook The WHOLE30 Slow Cooker Cookbook for 150 delicious, no-fuss recipes as well as The Whole Smiths Good Food Cookbook, the first cookbook ever endorsed by the Whole30.
On today's episode, Adam interviews Kami Garcia, bestselling co-author of the wildly popular Beautiful Creatures and Dangerous Creatures series as well as the new Broken Beautiful Hearts, The X-Files YA origin book Agent of Chaos and numerous other wonderful books. They discuss the importance of talking about tough topicswith young readers, how her writing career began on a dare and what it's like writing a story in a previously created universe like the X-Files. I could have chatted with her for DAYS!
On today's episode, Adam is joined by Christina Dalcher whose debut novel VOX is getting all sorts of buzz. This dystopian story draws comparisons to The Handmaid's Tale with it's disturbing setting and the future it portrays where women are only allowed to speak 100 words per day. Christina has spent her life studying linguistics and the importance of language and we dig into how this played into her novel.