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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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Apr 30, 2018

On today's episode, Jill is joined by Alison Green, author of the work advice column Ask a Manager. Her new book, Ask a Manager: How to Navigate Clueless Colleagues, Lunch Stealing Bosses, and the Rest of Your Life at Work is out May 1st!

Visit askamanager.org to read Alison's column!

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

Visit professionalbooknerds.com for more information

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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.

Apr 26, 2018

Today, we are talking Westworld readalikes! Westerns! Artificial Intelligence! WHAT'S NOT TO LOVE? 

After sharing their readalikes, Jill and Adam also discuss the first episode of season 2 of Westworld. SPOILERS. 

More Westworld Readalikes can be found on OverDrive

Books Mentioned In This Episode

Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton

Robopocalypse by Daniel H. Wilson

Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut

Unbury Carol by Josh Malerman

The Gunslinger by Stephen King

True Grit by Charles Portis

Reamde by Neal Stephenson

The Blinds by Adam Sternbergh

The Sisters Brothers by Patrick deWitt

How to Survive a Robot Uprising by Daniel H. Wilson

 

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

For more information, visit professionalbooknerds.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.

Apr 23, 2018

On today's episode, Jill is joined by bestselling author Paula McLain to discuss her new book Love & Ruin. This follow-up to her earlier novel The Paris Wife, Love & Ruin follows Ernest Hemingway's third wife, Martha Gellhorn. 

Episode was recorded Saturday, February 10, 2018 at the Denver Convention Center 

Say Hello!
Find us on Instagram 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

Apr 19, 2018

On today's episode, Christina joins Adam and Jill to talk all about this year's Summer Read program! This annual program is designed to encourage students to keep reading all year long and runs June 6th - July 18th. 

Our school partners interested in participating can find more information -- including a marketing kit -- at resources.overdrive.com/summer-read 

Titles in 2018 Summer Read Program

Man Sponge Saves the Day by Sarah Wilson

The Earth Kingdom Chronicles: The Tale of Aang by Nickelodeon Publishing

The Notations of Cooper Cameron by Jane O'Reilly

Modo: Ember's End by Arthur Slade

The Lie Tree by Frances Hardinge

The Epic Crush of Genie Lo by FC Yee

Camp So and So by Mary McCoy

Splinter by Sasha Dawn

 

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.

 

Apr 16, 2018

On today's episode, Adam bonds with YA fantasy author Tricia Levenseller over their shared loved of pirates and vikings while getting into the incredible world she's created in both Daughter of the Pirate King and Daughter of the Siren Queen

They discuss a pirate cruise Tricia went on as well as their mutual adoration for Pirates of the Caribbean. Join us, Maytee! 

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.

 

Apr 12, 2018

We're back with more recommendations for Book Riot's 2018 Read Harder Challenge! Today we are tackling: 

A classic of genre fiction

A book you can read in one sitting

An essay anthology

An assigned book you hated (or didn't finish)

 

The Hobbit by JRR Tolkien
Watership Down by Richard Adams
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
The Murder of Roger Ackroyd by Agatha Christie

The Old man and the Sea by Ernest hemingway
We have always lived in the castle by Shirley Jackson
The ocean at the end of the lane by Neil Gaiman
The Masterpiece by Fiona Davis
Behind Closed Doors by BA Paris
Dark Matter by Blake Crouch

The Fire This Time, edited by Jesamyn Ward
Rereadings, edited by Annie Fadiman
Not That Bad: Dispatches from Rape Culture, edited by Roxane Gay
Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: Sixteen Writers on the Decision Not to have Kids, edited by Meghan Daum
Double Bind: Women on Ambition, edited by Robin Romm

Catcher in the Rye by JD Salinger
Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner
Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy
Tripods trilogy by John Christopher

Apr 9, 2018

Today on the podcast, Jill is joined by National Book Award winning author Nathaniel Philbrick about his re-released memoir Second Wind. Nathaniel talks about his history with sailing and what made him write Second Wind, and also discusses some of his historical books including In the Heart of the Sea.

 

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.

Apr 5, 2018

Our friend Nancy Pearl is back with some book picks for spring! 

 

Books mentioned in this episode

Greeks Bearing Gifts by Philip Kerr

Etta and Otto and Russell and James by Emma Hooper

Our Homesick Songs by Emma Hooper

A Rising Man by Abir Mukherjee

A Necessary Evil by Abir Mukherjee

The Great Believers by Rebecca Makkai

The Hundred Year House by Rebecca Makkai

 

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.

Apr 2, 2018

On today's episode, Cleveland journalist and bestselling author stops by the office to sit down with Adam for a wide-ranging conversation about everything from being a 20 year cancer survivor, creating books out of newspaper columns and much more. They chat about how beautiful quotes stick with us and what words mean to us as readers. 

Take a listen!

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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.

 

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