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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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Sep 29, 2018

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.

Sep 24, 2018

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. 

Sep 20, 2018

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!

Sep 17, 2018

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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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.

Sep 13, 2018

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. 

Sep 10, 2018

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. 

Sep 6, 2018

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!

Sep 3, 2018

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. 

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