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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: January, 2020
Jan 30, 2020

February is almost here, which means it's time for Jill and Adam to share the books they are most looking forward to this month. (BONUS it's a Leap Year which means you have an entire extra day to read!)

Books mentioned in this episode:

Perfect Little Children by Sophie Hannah

The Resisters by Gish Jen

Something That May Shock and Discredit You by Daniel Mallory Ortberg

Saint X by Alexis Schaitkin

Real Life by Brandon Taylor

Weather by Jenny Offill

The Splendid and the Vile by Erik Larson

The Gravity of Us by Phil Stamper

All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace

Apeirogon by Colum McCann

18 Tiny Deaths by Bruce Goldfarb

Upright Women Wanted by Sarah Gailey

The Girl with the Louding Voice by Abi Dare

Amnesty by Aravind Adiga

Belle Revolte by Linsey Miller

The King at the Edge of the World by Arthur Phillips

A Perfect Explanation by Eleanor Anstruther

Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line by Deepa Anappara

A Delayed Life by Dita Kraus

Greenwood by Michael Christie

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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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Jan 27, 2020

On today's episode, Adam sits down with Ryan La Sala in Philadelphia to discuss his sprawling fantasy novel Reverie, the vividness of his dreams, and how Ryan became the best person on Twitter. This was a BLAST.

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Jan 23, 2020

Have you ever had a moment in time that felt like a dream even while it was happening? That's how we felt getting to interview Lois Lowry for a full hour. We chat AT LENGTH about the stories behind The Giver, Number the Stars, and her stunning upcoming book On the Horizon as well as several of her favorite stories from a lifetime of literature. I don't know what else to say... she's a living legend. 

Jan 20, 2020

On today's episode, Adam interviews legendary journalist and author Scott Simon about his new books Sunnyside Plaza. The book is all about his time working with people who had developmental disabilities and how seeing the world through a different lens. They also discuss baseball, writing for children, and much more. 

Jan 16, 2020

On today's episode, we're joined by author Joseph Sieracki (and his wife Andrea whose voice you may recognize!) 

Joseph has written a stunning graphic novel titled A Letter to Jo based on his grandfather's experience in World War II. The story itself is heartwrenching and this conversation is loaded with not only the research Joseph did but also incredible detail about how much goes into creating a graphic novel. This book is an absolute must-read!

Jan 13, 2020

On today's episode, Jill and Adam interview Andrea Barber, who is best known for her iconic character Kimmy Gibbler on Full House and Fuller House. Andrea has written a memoir titled Full Circle all about her life in between her time in Hollywood. She discusses her struggle to keep her mental health balanced, how running helped, and shares some wonderful insight into the shows we've literally grown up with. This was surreal and amazing. 

Jan 6, 2020

Hey Nerds! On today's wide-ranging episode, Penny Reid returns to tell us what she's been up to and it turns out... it's a lot! We discuss the multiple books she released in 2019, the exciting new projects she has coming in 2020, and her experiences making cheese, hanging out with wolves, and doing yoga with goats. We also chat about prison libraries, Adam running a half marathon with his Pops, and a whole bunch more. It's a lot. 

If you'd like information about donating books to prisons you can find great info from Book Riot here:

https://bookriot.com/2015/09/03/donate-books-prisons/

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