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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, 2019
Apr 29, 2019

Today's episode is an interview Jill did with bestselling author Fiona Barton about her latest book The Suspect. They discuss Fiona's writing process, along with her decision to make a journalist the investigator in her novels. 

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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.

 

We are proud to be an Evergreen Podcast Signature Program. For more information visit www.evergreenpodcasts.com

Apr 22, 2019

Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Helen Ellis about her new book Southern Lady Code. Helen shares what it was like writing essays based on her real life and why she loves the Libby app so much! 

Interview was recorded live at ALA Midwinter.

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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.

We are proud to be an Evergreen Podcast Signature Program. For more information visit www.evergreenpodcasts.com

Apr 18, 2019

On today's episode, Adam returns from LA to chat with Christina about the upcoming OverDrive Summer Reading Program! She breaks down the awesome collection available to our school and library partners and then dives into the titles she's most excited about.

You can find the Summer Reading Program page with complete information here: https://resources.overdrive.com/summer-read/

 

Books mentioned in this episode

 

Niko Draws a Feeling by Robert Raczka

Billy Stuart and the Zintrepids by Alain M. Bergeron

Scientist, Scientist, Who Do You See? By Chris Ferrie

The Flight of the Swans by Sarah McGuire

The Vast Wonder of the World Extraordinary by Mélina Mangal

A Date with Darcy by Tiffany Schmidt

The Wild Robot by Peter Brown

The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco

I, Claudia by Mary McCoy

The Girl Who Owned a City by O. T. (Terry) Nelson

Rules of the Ruff by Heidi Lang

Apr 15, 2019

Today's episode is an interview Jill did with suspense writer Rachel Howzell Hall, author of the new book They All Fall Down. Jill and Rachel discuss Agatha Christie, seven deadly sins, and locked room mysteries. 

Interview was recorded live at ALA Midwinter 2019

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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.

We are proud to be an Evergreen Podcast Signature Program. For more information visit www.evergreenpodcasts.com

Apr 11, 2019

Christina and Rickie are back, this time joining Jill to discuss books featuring sisters! From going into hell to save your sister's soul to helping your sister cover up multiple murders to fighting your sister over the King of England, there's a little something for everyone in this list. 

Books mentioned in this episode

My Sister the Serial Killer by Oyinkan Braithwaite

Practical Magic by Alice Hoffman

Rules of Magic by Alice Hoffman

The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides

Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold

Lucky by Alice Sebold

The Other Boleyn Girl by Phillipa Gregory

City Infernal by Edward Lee

Sisters by David McPhail

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi

Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants by Ann Brashares

The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

 

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.

We are proud to be an Evergreen Podcast Signature Program. For more information visit www.evergreenpodcasts.com

Apr 8, 2019

Today's episode is an interview Jill did with Emily Duncan, author of the new young adult book Wicked Saints

Interview was recorded live at ALA Midwinter 2019

 

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.

Professional Book Nerds is an Evergreen Podcasts signature program. To learn more, visit www.evergreenpodcasts.com

Apr 4, 2019

Adam's out this week in Jury Duty, so Jill is on her own and decided to stay on brand and talk about some True Crime books!

 

Books mentioned in this episode

I'll be Gone in the Dark by Michelle McNamara

American Fire by Monica Hesse

A Serial Killer's Daughter by Kerri Rawson

The Real Lolita by Sarah Weinman

The Lazarus Files by Matthew McGough

The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule

Burned by Edward Humes

The Castle on Sunset by Shawn Levy

Killers of the Flower Moon by David Grann

Lucky by Ann Sebold

My Friend Dahmer by Derf Backderf

 

Music:
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.

Professional Book Nerds is an Evergreen Podcasts signature program. To learn more, visit www.evergreenpodcasts.com

Apr 1, 2019

On today's episode, Jill and Adam sit down with Harlan Coben for a live interview in front of a sold out crowd of 400 readers at their home away from home, Cuyahoga County Public Library. Speaking of homes, his new book RUN AWAY, deals with tracking down someone who ran away from theirs...

They also discuss his work with Netflix, his ability to write anywhere, and using the things he sees in his daily life and the question, "What if" as catalysts for his writing. 

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