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Professional Book Nerds

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Professional Book Nerds

Professional Book Nerds

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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. Titles discussed are available to borrow through public libraries. Get started reading at overdrive.com and subscribe to our podcast today!

Latest Episodes

Ep. #420 - The Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge: Microhistories

On today's episode, Jill and Adam dish out some recommendations for the first of the Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge... Microhistories! Books mentioned in this episode: Timekeepers by Simon Garfield The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck Tree by David Suzuki & Wayne Grady Bourbon Empire by Reid Mitenbuler Uncommon Grounds by Mark Pendergrast The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson Drink by Iain Gately Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker The Way We Never Were by Stephanie Coontz Semicolon by Cecelia Watson Milk! by Mark Kurlansky Donate to our Leukemia & Lymphoma Society pages and help us find a cure for blood cancer! Jill –https://pages.lls.org/mwoy/noh/cle20/jgrunenwal Adam –https://pages.lls.org/mwoy/noh/cle20/adamico

28 MIN1 d ago
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Ep. #420 - The Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge: Microhistories

Ep. #419 - Layla F. Saad, bestselling author of Me and White Supremacy

On today's episode, Adam interviews Layla Saad, bestselling author, podcaster, and influencer in the world of social change, race, identity, and leadership. Layla's Instagram challenge #MeAndWhiteSupremacy became a global phenomenon and then a workbook before becoming an instant New York Times bestseller. They dive into how this novel came to be, communicating about race and so much more. Books mentioned in this episode White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo Highfire by Eoin Colfer Followers by Megan Angelo Donate to our Leukemia & Lymphoma Society pages and help us find a cure for blood cancer! Jill - https://pages.lls.org/mwoy/noh/cle20/jgrunenwal Adam - https://pages.lls.org/mwoy/noh/cle20/adamico

39 MIN4 d ago
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Ep. #419 - Layla F. Saad, bestselling author of Me and White Supremacy

Ep. #418 - Together We Read U.S. with Pat Simmons

On today's episode, Adam interviews Pat Simmons, the Together We Read digital book club selected author about her latest novel,Lean on Me.Pat has written 30+ novels and her latest is available to U.S. library cardholders with no waitlists or holds on Libby. Adam and Pat talk about the life of a caregiver, trying to care for parents who are sick, and take a deep dive into genealogy!

38 MIN1 w ago
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Ep. #418 - Together We Read U.S. with Pat Simmons

Ep. #417 - Phil Stamper

On today's episode, Adam chats with debut YA author Phil Stamper! They discuss his brand new novel,The Gravity of Us, writing aspects of himself into his characters, his Twitter friendship with other YA authors, working in publishing, and much more.

39 MIN1 w ago
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Ep. #417 - Phil Stamper

Ep. #416 - Marie Benedict, PBN All-Star

"Without Clementine Churchill the history of Winston Churchill and the history of the world would have been a very different story." We've lost count of how many times we've nerded out with Marie Benedict but it doesn't matter because each time is something new and amazing. Today, we're discussing her latest work,Lady Clementine! Books mentioned in this episode Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Link to the tweet of favorite January books from our listeners: https://twitter.com/ProBookNerds/status/1223360321580040193

44 MIN2 w ago
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Ep. #416 - Marie Benedict, PBN All-Star

Ep. #415 - Adalyn Grace

On today's episode, Adam interviews debut author Adalyn Grace! They discuss her amazing young adult fantasy,All the Stars and Teeth, how she wrote this story so quickly, her internship at Nickelodeon, and so much more. Before the interview, Adam is joined by Andrea to offer up some additional reading recommendations. Books mentioned in this episode All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace Save the Date by Morgen Matson Long Bright River by Liz Moore The God Game by Danny Tobey A Letter to Jo by Joseph Sieracki & Kelly Williams The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas Today's episode is sponsored by Grove Collaborative. Visit grove.co/pbn to get a free five piece cleaning set from Mrs. Meyer and Grove as part of your first order

44 MIN2 w ago
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Ep. #415 - Adalyn Grace

Ep. #414 - February's Biggest Books

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 Music: Provided royalty fre...

36 MIN3 w ago
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Ep. #414 - February's Biggest Books

Ep. #413: Ryan La Sala

On today's episode, Adam sits down with Ryan La Sala in Philadelphia to discuss his sprawling fantasy novelReverie, the vividness of his dreams, and how Ryan became the best person on Twitter. This was a BLAST. Today's episode is sponsored by INDEED.COM. Post your job today at Indeed.com slash BOOKNERDS and get a free sponsored job upgrade on your first posting.

32 MIN3 w ago
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Ep. #413: Ryan La Sala

Ep. #412: LOIS LOWRY!

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 bookOn the Horizonas 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.

54 MINJAN 23
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Ep. #412: LOIS LOWRY!

Ep. #411 - Scott Simon, author of Sunnyside Plaza and host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday

On today's episode, Adam interviews legendary journalist and author Scott Simon about his new booksSunnyside 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.

26 MINJAN 20
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Ep. #411 - Scott Simon, author of Sunnyside Plaza and host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday

Latest Episodes

Ep. #420 - The Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge: Microhistories

On today's episode, Jill and Adam dish out some recommendations for the first of the Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge... Microhistories! Books mentioned in this episode: Timekeepers by Simon Garfield The Oregon Trail by Rinker Buck Tree by David Suzuki & Wayne Grady Bourbon Empire by Reid Mitenbuler Uncommon Grounds by Mark Pendergrast The Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson Drink by Iain Gately Cork Dork by Bianca Bosker The Way We Never Were by Stephanie Coontz Semicolon by Cecelia Watson Milk! by Mark Kurlansky Donate to our Leukemia & Lymphoma Society pages and help us find a cure for blood cancer! Jill –https://pages.lls.org/mwoy/noh/cle20/jgrunenwal Adam –https://pages.lls.org/mwoy/noh/cle20/adamico

28 MIN1 d ago
Comments
Ep. #420 - The Professional Book Nerds 2020 Reading Challenge: Microhistories

Ep. #419 - Layla F. Saad, bestselling author of Me and White Supremacy

On today's episode, Adam interviews Layla Saad, bestselling author, podcaster, and influencer in the world of social change, race, identity, and leadership. Layla's Instagram challenge #MeAndWhiteSupremacy became a global phenomenon and then a workbook before becoming an instant New York Times bestseller. They dive into how this novel came to be, communicating about race and so much more. Books mentioned in this episode White Fragility by Robin DiAngelo Highfire by Eoin Colfer Followers by Megan Angelo Donate to our Leukemia & Lymphoma Society pages and help us find a cure for blood cancer! Jill - https://pages.lls.org/mwoy/noh/cle20/jgrunenwal Adam - https://pages.lls.org/mwoy/noh/cle20/adamico

39 MIN4 d ago
Comments
Ep. #419 - Layla F. Saad, bestselling author of Me and White Supremacy

Ep. #418 - Together We Read U.S. with Pat Simmons

On today's episode, Adam interviews Pat Simmons, the Together We Read digital book club selected author about her latest novel,Lean on Me.Pat has written 30+ novels and her latest is available to U.S. library cardholders with no waitlists or holds on Libby. Adam and Pat talk about the life of a caregiver, trying to care for parents who are sick, and take a deep dive into genealogy!

38 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Ep. #418 - Together We Read U.S. with Pat Simmons

Ep. #417 - Phil Stamper

On today's episode, Adam chats with debut YA author Phil Stamper! They discuss his brand new novel,The Gravity of Us, writing aspects of himself into his characters, his Twitter friendship with other YA authors, working in publishing, and much more.

39 MIN1 w ago
Comments
Ep. #417 - Phil Stamper

Ep. #416 - Marie Benedict, PBN All-Star

"Without Clementine Churchill the history of Winston Churchill and the history of the world would have been a very different story." We've lost count of how many times we've nerded out with Marie Benedict but it doesn't matter because each time is something new and amazing. Today, we're discussing her latest work,Lady Clementine! Books mentioned in this episode Lady Clementine by Marie Benedict Dear Edward by Ann Napolitano Little Fires Everywhere by Celeste Ng The Nickel Boys by Colson Whitehead Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Link to the tweet of favorite January books from our listeners: https://twitter.com/ProBookNerds/status/1223360321580040193

44 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Ep. #416 - Marie Benedict, PBN All-Star

Ep. #415 - Adalyn Grace

On today's episode, Adam interviews debut author Adalyn Grace! They discuss her amazing young adult fantasy,All the Stars and Teeth, how she wrote this story so quickly, her internship at Nickelodeon, and so much more. Before the interview, Adam is joined by Andrea to offer up some additional reading recommendations. Books mentioned in this episode All the Stars and Teeth by Adalyn Grace Save the Date by Morgen Matson Long Bright River by Liz Moore The God Game by Danny Tobey A Letter to Jo by Joseph Sieracki & Kelly Williams The Folk of the Air series by Holly Black House of Earth and Blood by Sarah J. Maas Today's episode is sponsored by Grove Collaborative. Visit grove.co/pbn to get a free five piece cleaning set from Mrs. Meyer and Grove as part of your first order

44 MIN2 w ago
Comments
Ep. #415 - Adalyn Grace

Ep. #414 - February's Biggest Books

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 Music: Provided royalty fre...

36 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Ep. #414 - February's Biggest Books

Ep. #413: Ryan La Sala

On today's episode, Adam sits down with Ryan La Sala in Philadelphia to discuss his sprawling fantasy novelReverie, the vividness of his dreams, and how Ryan became the best person on Twitter. This was a BLAST. Today's episode is sponsored by INDEED.COM. Post your job today at Indeed.com slash BOOKNERDS and get a free sponsored job upgrade on your first posting.

32 MIN3 w ago
Comments
Ep. #413: Ryan La Sala

Ep. #412: LOIS LOWRY!

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 bookOn the Horizonas 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.

54 MINJAN 23
Comments
Ep. #412: LOIS LOWRY!

Ep. #411 - Scott Simon, author of Sunnyside Plaza and host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday

On today's episode, Adam interviews legendary journalist and author Scott Simon about his new booksSunnyside 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.

26 MINJAN 20
Comments
Ep. #411 - Scott Simon, author of Sunnyside Plaza and host of NPR's Weekend Edition Saturday
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