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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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Feb 19, 2018

Jill is back from Denver and ALA Midwinter, where she did several author interviews, including this one with Matt Haig, author of How To Stop Time

Interview was recorded on February 10, 2018 at the Denver Convention Center.

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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.

Feb 17, 2018

On today's special episode, we're interviewing the author of the Together We Read Canada book club, Dennis Bock. His novel, The Communist's Daughter, was selected by OverDrive's Canadian users as their national book club selection and we sat down with him to discuss the book. 

Together We Read is a Digital Book Club being featured through participating libraries in Canada from February 15 – March 1, 2018. The club connects readers all across Canada with the same eBook, at the same time. Simply go to your library's OverDrive website to borrow the title and join our book club conversation at https://togetherweread.com/CA/.

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Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries 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.

Feb 15, 2018

As we celebrate turning 200, we welcome back our 1st ever guest, author Marieke Nijkamp! We sat down for a live event at our home library, Cuyahoga County, to discuss her latest NY Times bestseller, Before I Let Go. Marieke goes into using setting as a character, why she creates her own towns and answers audience questions about how she knew she wanted to be a writer. 

During our intro we also announce the winners of our Cats/Dogs photo contest. Special thanks to Kobo for the Kobo Aura ONEs we were able to give away. 

Take a listen and happy reading!

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Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries 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.

Feb 12, 2018

Today's episode is sponsored by Sourcebooks. We'll be interviewing children's author Chris Ferrie and if you're looking for more children's books for your library or personal collection be sure to check out these great Sourcebooks selections:

 

Don't Push the Button! By Bill Cotter

Max at Night by Ed Vere

The Snatchabook by Helen Docherty

 

You can find all of Chris Ferrie's children's books here

 

During our conversation, Chris shares how he decided to write physics books for babies and why he thinks these titles are great for youthful readers. He also explains how he breaks down the building blocks that lead to starting his books and how he creates the images as well.

 

Additional Authors and books mentioned in intro to this episode

 

Francine Rivers

Mesu Andrews

 

Jan Karon's Mitford Series

In This Moment by Karen Kingsbury

The Screwtape letters by CS Lewis

If I Run series by Terri Blackstock

Where We Belong by Lynn Austin

 

Martin Luther by Eric Metaxas

The Case for Christ by Lee Strobel

The Year of Living Biblically by A.J. Jacobs

 

Say Hello!

Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries 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.

Feb 8, 2018

They have returned! We received a bunch of great feedback last time Kenny, Quinton and Jim were on to discuss comics that we decided we should probably run this back for another hour of good, good comic chat. 

Love Comics? Prefer Manga? Never read a comic and don't know where to start? If any of these are true, we've got your back!

Titles mentioned in this episode

Mouse Guard by David Petersen

 

Flashpoint by Geoff Johns & Andy Kubert

 

Brandon Sanderson's White Sand by Brandon Sanderson and Julius Gopez

 

Monstress by Marjorie Liu and Sana Takeda

 

Blackest Night by Geoff Johns and Ivan Reis

 

The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Tony Moore

 

The Zombie Survival Guide by Max Brooks and Ibraim Roberson

 

Jim Butcher's The Dresden Files

 

Robotech series

 

Ex Machina by Brian K. Vaughan and Tony Harris

 

All You Need is Kill by Hiroshi Sakurazaka

 

Neon Genesis Evangelion by Yushi Kawata

 

Batman: Year One by Frank Miller and David Mazzucchelli

 

Wonder Woman: Warbringer by Leigh Bardugo

 

Batman Nightwalker by Marie Lu

 

Attack on Titan by Hajime Isayama

 

The Shape of Water by Guillermo Del Toro and Daniel Kraus

 

I Kill Giants by Joe Kelly and J.M. Ken Niimura

 

Spill Zone by Scott Westerfeld and Alex Puvilland

 

From a Certain Point of View

 

Death by Neil Gaiman and Chris Bachalo

 

Say Hello!
Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries and Twitter at @ProBookNerds. Email us directly at professionalbooknerds@overdrive.com

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"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.

Feb 5, 2018

On today's episode, Adam and Jill interview Malu Halasa about her novel Mother of all Pigs, middle eastern literature and taking a look at stories from a different angle than you might expect. 

Before that conversation, Christina joins Adam for the intro to hand out book recommendations and discuss audiobook listening. 

Say Hello!
Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries 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.

Feb 1, 2018

It's our monthly books list episode! In today's episode, Jill and Adam run down their list of February books they can't wait to read.

 

Books Mentioned In this Episode

The Atomic City Girls by Janet Beard
Educated by Tara Westover
A Death in Live Oak by James Grippando
Feel Free by Zadie Smith
How to Stop Time by Matt Haig
Mister Tender's Girl by Carter Wilson
Tempests and Slaughter by Tamora Pierce
The Glass Forest by Cynthia Swanson
Shadowsong by S. Jae-Jones
Chicago by David Mamet
The Shape of Water by Guillermo Del Toro and Daniel Kraus
In Praise of Difficult Women by Karen Karbo
Woman at 1000 Degrees by Halgrimur Helgason
The Girls of Camp Forevermore by Kim Fu
The Last to Let Go by Amber Smith

 

Say Hello!
Find OverDrive on Facebook at OverDriveforLibraries 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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