On today's episode we're diving into the books coming out in May we can't wait to read! But first, Jill shares an incredible story about her newly adopted kitties. It's must-listen content!
Books mentioned on today's episode (recommendations start at 11:30 mark)
On today's episode, Adam interviews Deborah Wiles about her powerful new book Kent State. This quick read looks at the horrific events of May 4th, 1970 on Kent State's campus when the National Guard opened fire on student protestors, killing four and wounding several others. Adam's parents were students at Kent State at the time and were on campus during these events, so this story very much struck home with him. They get into the details that lead up to this awful moment in history as well as the aftermath. This is a must-listen about an event that changed the United States forever and a must-read for history fans everywhere.
What has quickly become our new Thursday tradition is back as two new coworkers join us (Katie and Regis!) to do a round table of recommendations!
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Books mentioned in today's episode
Mars' First Friends by Susanna Leonard Hill
On today's episode, we Zoom chat with #1 New York Times bestselling author Lauren Myracle! Her new book This Boy is out now and must-read contemporary young adult book. We discuss the strange life we're all living in quarantine, writing teenage characters into her stories while having teenagers herself, and staying productive in a time when it's a bit hard to focus. This is a wonderful conversation for anyone looking for inspiration and motivation.
On today's episode, we bring in some coworkers, their kiddos, and a kitty to offer up book recommendations perfect for cozying up in your favorite reading nook. Let's keep staying safe at home and do some reading, y'all,
Books mentioned in this episode
On today's episode, Adam Zoom chats with Louisa Morgan about her new book The Age of Witches. They talk about being a novelist during this time of quarantine, how her career as an opera singer helped her in her character building, Guilded Age New York, and lots more.
On today's episode, Adam and Jill are joined by Emma and Maria to share some book picks for another Professional Book Nerds Reading Challenge task. We're sharing some books with unique formats including oral histories, mixed format, unique narrators, diaries, and much more. This was a blast.
House of Leaves by Mark Z Danielewski
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On today's episode, Adam sits down with Joe Pulizzi to discuss his debut novel The Will To Die. Joe is an icon in the world of Marketing and someone we've long known about as the creator of the Content Marketing Institute and Content Marketing World and so getting to sit down with him was an honor. Adam and Joe discuss they're Northeast Ohio roots, connecting content marketing to writing, and his unique background working in funeral homes. This was such a blast to record.
Recording Note: This was recorded back in February before Covid-19 created a need for social distancing.
Hey Nerds! Hope you're doing okay and continuing to practice social distancing. In case you need some book recommendations in our new world of quarantining at home... We're here to help. We bring great friend of the pod Andrea and newcomer Abbey onboard to round out the Zoom crew. Also several kitties, puppies, and a baby. We're podcasting on a budget, nerds. Enjoy!